Big Jim & Stacy Lee Talk to Music and Fashion Icon Jody Watley
You remember her by her smash hit “Looking For A New Love” she also was in the band Shalamar back in the day…well good new Shalamar is back and Jody tells us all about it…
“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.”
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. It’s also her modus operandi with Shalamar Reloaded, a vocal dance trio established in 2015 – music, dance and style.
Joining Ms. Watley for the new Shalamar Reloaded are singer/dancer/choreographers Rosero McCoy (Usher, Beyoncé, America’s Next Best Dance Crew, Shake it Up, The Sing Off) and breakout young Ohio talent Nate Allen Smith. 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” as well as the sexy ballad “SlowDance” which has become an in concert crowd favorite.