Biography

Jody Watley, an original member of SHALAMAR has a voice, style and sound that remains a distinct and identifiable piece in the legacy of classic hits, millions of albums sold worldwide. 

In 2015 Jody Watley established the new vocal trio Shalamar Reloaded. "We decided we didn't want to be a new version of a group with a long past, many changes and baggage of the past after releasing the single and video 'Slowdance' which was picked up by Spectra Music Group. 

Always forward thinking, it felt best to have a fresh start. Our 'SlowDance' Remixed was released as Shalamar Reloaded to kick off 2016 and on the heels successful concerts in America, and Japan. One of the concerts in Tokyo was broadcast on Fuji Next TV to a live national audience.

Shalamar Reloaded features Ohio native Nate Allen Smith and renowned choreographer Rosero McCoy (Usher, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Toni Braxton, Keke Palmer, America's Best Dance Crew..). In a short timespan, Shalamar Reloaded have performed to sold out concerts around the United States (Oakland, New York, Washington D.C., Atlantic City to name a few) performing the classic hits with fervor and renewed energy, as well they've traveled abroad for concerts in Amsterdam (Melkweg), Brazil (Sao Paulo AudioClub), the UK (Let's Rock London, Happy Days Festival) add to the new mix the high profile television appearances that have followed (WGN Morning News Chicago, KTLA Morning News Los Angeles with Sam Rubin, MY Fox5 DC Morning Show), a one hour special on SIRIUSXM's The Groove with BK Kirkland for the first edition of "In The Groove", countless features from Essence, JET, Eurweb, popular music blog SingersRoom to name a few.

“I respect my past,” says Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-fashion icon Jody Watley, “but I’m not nostalgic. I hate it when people say, ‘Oh, the good old days…’ Well, the good old days are now, what you make of the now. Some of the music may take people back, however it's about creating new moments, new memories - with fresh ingriedients.”
That attitude, which is the core of her work ethic and creative approach, recently earned Ms. Watley the distinction of being named “one of the most prominent visionaries of her era” by Wax Poetics magazine. 

 

The trio’s dynamic stage show breathes new life into Shalamar classics “A Night To Remember,” “Take That To The Bank,” and “The Second Time Around” in a set that includes signature Jody Watley solo hits like “Friends,” “Looking For a New Love,” and “Don’t You Want Me,” as well as music from her 2014 smash album Paradise. That album’s first single “Nightlife” – her 19th Billboard Top 20 Dance hit; a UK Top 10 Commercial Pop and UK Top 5 soul hit – added another notch to her impressive chart history: six Top 10 Pop singles; thirteen #1 Dance Singles; seven Top 5 R&B Singles; two Top 20 pop albums; 2 Top 10 R&B albums; and a Top 5 R&B album. Paradise celebrates dance music’s classic sounds and motifs (nodding to disco, House, soulful R&B,) while looking squarely to the future. As an artistic statement, it’s a perfect encapsulation of Ms. Watley’s career thus far: This is where I’ve been / this is what I’ve done / this is where I am and what I’m doing right now / this is how I’m mapping the future.

“There’s new merchandise for fans to purchase, more music and video on the way as well other exciting projects in the pipeline. We're just getting started.” 

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News

Shows

  • 24

    May

    2015

    Happy Days Festival

    08:00:00 AM

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  • 29

    May

    2015

    WGN Morning News Chicago

    WGN Moring News Chicago. Jody Watley and the New SHALAMAR 'Reloaded' will perform and interview in support of the The Shrine Concert May 30.

    06:45:00 AM

  • 30

    May

    2015

    The Shrine Chicago

    08:00:00 AM

    tickets

  • 06

    Jun

    2015

    Mountain Winery

    08:00:00 AM

    tickets

  • 13

    Jun

    2015

    Espaco Das Americas

    SHALAMAR and Jody Watley with Kathy Sledge Disco Fever

    08:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jun

    2015

    The Howard Theater

    08:00:00 AM

    tickets

  • 25

    Jun

    2015

    Damrosch Park

    SHALAMAR and Jody Watley Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 27

    Jun

    2015

    Let's Rock London

    08:00:00 AM

    tickets

  • 28

    Jun

    2015

    Melkweg Amsterdam

    07:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 03

    Jul

    2015

    KTLA 5 Morning News

    Watch us Live July 3 sit down interview with entertainment guru Sam Rubin on the #1 Morning Show in Los Angeles

    09:20:00 AM

  • 02

    Oct

    2015

    Rabobank Arena

    Special guest of Jody Watley Classic Oldschool Throwback Jam

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 04

    Nov

    2015

    RamsHead On Stage

    Just Announced Shalamar and GRAMMY winning Pop/R&B Icon Jody Watley come to Ramshead On Stage in Annapolis, MD it's more than a concert, it's an experience! Featuring hits including: A Night To Remember, The Second Time Around, Take That To The Bank, Looking For a New Love, Don't You Want Me and More as well as the new Shalamar single SlowDance

    08:00:00 AM

    tickets

  • 06

    Nov

    2015

    Blues Alley Washington DC

    Just Announced Shalamar and GRAMMY winning Pop/R&B Icon Jody Watley come to Ramshead On Stage in Annapolis, MD it's more than a concert, it's an experience! Featuring hits including: A Night To Remember, The Second Time Around, Take That To The Bank, Looking For a New Love, Don't You Want Me and More as well as the new Shalamar single SlowDance

    08:00:00 AM

    tickets

  • 07

    Nov

    2015

    Blues Alley Washington DC

    Just Announced Shalamar and GRAMMY winning Pop/R&B Icon Jody Watley come to Ramshead On Stage in Annapolis, MD it's more than a concert, it's an experience! Featuring hits including: A Night To Remember, The Second Time Around, Take That To The Bank, Looking For a New Love, Don't You Want Me and More as well as the new Shalamar single SlowDance

    08:00:00 AM

  • 08

    Nov

    2015

    Blues Alley Washington DC

    Just Announced Shalamar and GRAMMY winning Pop/R&B Icon Jody Watley come to Ramshead On Stage in Annapolis, MD it's more than a concert, it's an experience! Featuring hits including: A Night To Remember, The Second Time Around, Take That To The Bank, Looking For a New Love, Don't You Want Me and More as well as the new Shalamar single SlowDance

    08:00:00 AM

  • 14

    Nov

    2015

    Honda Center Anaheim

    Special Guest of Jody Watley: SuperFreestyle Explosion

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 21

    Nov

    2015

    CenturyLink Center

    07:30:00 PM

  • 30

    Dec

    2015

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. More than a concert and experience of hits and more.

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 30

    Dec

    2015

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. More than a concert an experience of hits and more.

    10:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 31

    Dec

    2015

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 31

    Dec

    2015

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    10:00:00 PM

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  • 25

    Jun

    2016

    Valley View Casino Center San Diego

    With Jody Watley Freestyle Explosion

    08:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Jul

    2016

    Mississippi Coliseum

    Black Cowboys and Real Cowboys Association Rodeo.

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 30

    Jul

    2016

    Deep Water Amphitheater

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Deep Water Amphitehater Mill Bay Casino, Manson, WA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Aug

    2016

    Wells Fargo Center

    With Jody Watley Freestyle Explosion

    08:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Jan

    2016

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 29

    Jan

    2016

    The Roxy Theatre

    The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles Sunset Strip

    08:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Feb

    2016

    Miami Bank United Center

    Special Guests of Jody Watley SuperFreeStyle Explosion

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 27

    Feb

    2016

    Orlando CFE Arena

    Special Guests of Jody Watley SuperFreestyle Explosion

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 19

    Mar

    2016

    CajunDome

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded join RCA Real Cowboys Association for another eventful experience 8th Annual Southwest Black Rodeo 

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 12

    May

    2016

    Harrah's Atlantic City

    Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley Return to Harrah's Atlantic City

    08:00:00 PM

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