|GRAMMY winning solo artist, and SHALAMAR ® original Jody Watley chops it up with hosts.|
|Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley owner of the SHALAMAR ® trademark and Rosero McCoy with hosts of Magic Mornings after performance.|
|Nate Allen Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy. SHALAMAR® at Dream Magic Studios, Canoga Park|
The week started off with the newly reloaded SHALAMAR ® fresh off the heels of a mega single launch party in West Hollywood's Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present": Giorgio's A Modern Discotheque inside The Standard Hotel; the trio taped an 4 performances (two for Shalamar including the new single "SlowDance" and two for Jody Watley) for Nigeria's Magic Mornings for Silverbird TV airing on July 27. Jody Watley has led the media blitz with longtime PR guru Thomas Estey introducing the public to the new era of Shalamar ®. "This was a plan from the start as the registered owner. Rebrand it, make it fresh and to make sure the public understood this was not a reunion. That this is a new era and I've reloaded the group with two new members."
The week ended with the announcement of a series of concerts in the nations capital at one it's most historic music venues Blues Alley. Celebrating 50 years, the venue has hosted such heritage greats as Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie to contemporaries like Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.
To date the new Shalamar has performed concerts in America at a diverse range of venues; New York (BB King Blues and Jazz Club / Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing 2015), Harrah's Resort and Casino (New Jersey), Oakland (Yoshi's), San Jose (Mountain Winery), Philadelphia (Tower Theater), Cache Creek Casino and Resort (Sacramento), Chicago (The Shrine), The Howard Theater (Washington, D.C) in just a few months. On the international front Shalamar ® rocked the stage at the massive Let's Rock London Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the soulful leaning Happy Days Festival in Shepperton UK, sold out Melkweg Amsterdam in the Netherlands and AudioClub Sao Paulo, Brazil - add to that list Japan's Billboard Live with sold-out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka.
This is just the beginning of this new chapter - no matter the detractors, naysayers, wikipedia vandalism, smear tactics and those clinging desperately to days gone by with hateful hearts Shalamar ® Reloaded is making moves and proceed, you can take that to the bank!
We celebrate the past, but SHALAMAR ® are in a new era with Pop/R&B Dance Icon and Grammy winner Jody Watley, new male lead vocalist Nate Allen Smith who hails from Ohio, and renowned choreographer/dancer Rosero McCoy. Moving forward.
Blues Alley: Washington Post
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