Biography

In 2015, the Grammy Award winning Pop/R&B/Dance and style icon Jody Watley established the new vocal trio Shalamar Reloaded, SRL, a new brand group and trademark.

Along with Watley, Shalamar Reloaded or "SRL" features Ohio native male lead vocalist Nate Allen Smith and renowned choreographer Rosero McCoy (Keke Palmer, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Toni Braxton,America's Best Dance Crew, Disney's Shake It Up and more..). 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) 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. The hot new video for "The Mood" was premiered on the #1 Celebrity Website PerezHilton.com. The single written by Nate Smith and Ben Selvey will be at digital outlets Oct. 14, 2016. "The Mood" is from the forthcoming "Bridges" full length due in early 2017.

 

"The Mood" released on Oct.13, 2016 finds Shalamar Reloaded in a feel good contemporary meets classic soul vibe. The sultry video filmed on location in Oahu, Hawaii is an instant conversation starter and was an immediate headline grabber on various music blogs acorss the web. The trio debuted the single live on WUSA9 "Great Day Washington" while in DC for a mini residency at the legndary Blues Alley as well as features on Good Day Washington, Roland Martin NewsOneNow, Fox5 and new features on The Groove with BK Kirkland and Heart & Soul on SIRIUSXM.

 

 

For the Spring 2016 single and video O.R.I.G.IN.A.L the trio went for an edgy sound and statement single putting into music some of what they experienced with initial naysayers, internet trolls and haters. "Each of us had something to touch upon and we want people to know we are originals to this group - no replacements, wannabees or imposters. We're on a mission to build a broader fanbase not locked into days gone by, we have something for everyone - all ages, inclusive to all. We give a show that rivals any contemporary concert on the road today. "

 

'SlowDance' Remixed was released 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.

 

The trio’s dynamic stage show has received rave reviews blending soul, hip hop and funk with contemporary choreography and stage production. The SRL new music has become instant crowd favorites when doing their set within the Jody Watley concert experience. 

 

Watley's set includes signature solo hits like “Friends,” “Looking For a New Love,” and “Don’t You Want Me,” as well as music from her 2014 critically acclaimed Paradise EP. 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 Watley’s career thus far as she says "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 and SRL are now a part of that."

 

"That's a part of  what our forthcoming "Bridges" album is about; building pathways for those what want to be on it and new connections. Inspired by the past because we've all learned from it -  but wanting to build something new and better for today moving toward the future. Bringing people together in the world through music, all ages and ethnicities. A universal squad so to speak. It's great to have this type of group experience and I'm happy the universe brought this to me...we want to be together and work well as a team."

 

The always busy and mulit-talented Rosero McCoy says emphatically while working on the set of a new Nickleodeon show as choreographer  “There’s new merchandise for fans to purchase, people are vibin to our personal style and connecting on social media, making fan videos and things like that to show support." "We have more music and video on the way. We want to connect with this generation and all those before who are still wanting to have a good time and appreciate what we're doing. We're just getting started.” Nate Smith, SRL's instant heartthrob adds, "It's all quality stuff and it's great to have this opportunity."

 

The music is released on Watley's longtime label Avitone Recordings - "Fueling Quality Music ~since 1995.

 

 

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    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

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    May

    2015

    The Shrine Chicago

    08:00:00 AM

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  • 06

    Jun

    2015

    Mountain Winery

    08:00:00 AM

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  • 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

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  • 25

    Jun

    2015

    Damrosch Park

    SHALAMAR and Jody Watley Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 27

    Jun

    2015

    Let's Rock London

    08:00:00 AM

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  • 28

    Jun

    2015

    Melkweg Amsterdam

    07:00:00 PM

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 31

    Dec

    2015

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 31

    Dec

    2015

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    10:00:00 PM

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  • 17

    Dec

    2016

    Riverside Casino and Golf Resort

    Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded 

    12:00:00 AM

  • 01

    Jan

    2016

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 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

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  • 12

    May

    2016

    Harrah's Atlantic City

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

    08:00:00 PM

  • 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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  • 11

    Jul

    2016

    California State Fair

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded replace Chaka Khan 

    08:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Jul

    2016

    Stanislaus County Fair

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded replace Chaka Khan 

    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

  • 18

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    06:00:00 PM

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  • 18

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded 

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 19

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    06:00:00 PM

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  • 19

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 20

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded 

    06:00:00 PM

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  • 20

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded 

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 21

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    06:00:00 PM

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  • 21

    Aug

    2016

    Blue Note Hawaii

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded 

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 27

    Aug

    2016

    Wells Fargo Center

    With Jody Watley Freestyle Explosion

    08:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Oct

    2016

    Atlanta Pride

    Piedmont Park with Jody Watley 

    12:07:00 PM

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  • 14

    Oct

    2016

    Blues Alley Washington D.C.

    Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley Two sets one dynamic concert experience

    08:00:00 AM

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  • 15

    Oct

    2016

    Blues Alley Washington D.C.

    Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 16

    Oct

    2016

    Blues Alley Washington D.C.

    Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 11

    Nov

    2016

    Yoshi's Oakland

    Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 28

    Jan

    2017

    The Roxy Theatre

    GoldenVoice Presents: Jody Watley and SRL Return To The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA 

    12:00:00 AM

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