The next great music trio, Jody Watley and SRL were formed in 2015. Jody Watley ft. SRL features Ohio native, male lead lead and instant heart throb 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).
Founding member Grammy Award winning Pop/R&B/Dance and Style Icon Jody Watley who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide with platinum and gold albums under her belt as a solo artist and original member of Shalamar was ranked by Billboard Magazine in 2016 as one of the Greatest Dance Club Acts of All Time. Watley is hailed by Wax Poetics's Dean Van Nguyen as one of music's prominent visionaries whose influence remains a touchstone in contemporary music. Always business savvy, starting her own boutique label Avitone Recordings in 1996, Jody Watley the business woman has taken this new project with complete confidence and support.
In a short timespan, Jody Watley and SRL have taken their dynamic concert experience to sold out concerts around the United States (Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, Honolulu,Washington D.C., Atlantic City) to rave reviews.
One of many 5 star concert reviews stated "Jody Watley puts on a full on stage show complete with powerful band and imaginative choreography!..Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy – both seasoned performers who brought the Shalamar Reloaded mantra into the 21st Century in a vast and triumphant way...Jody Watley featuring SRL presented an event that was an all-out triumph." -Ken Morton, Highwiredaze Review. The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles 2017.
Joined by SRL's Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy along with a funky rhythm section that breath new life into classic songs originated by Watley when they join her for (A Night to Remember, Take That To The Bank, Make That Move, The Second Time Around, Right In The Socket, among others). Though the focus is building a new and strong foundation as music's next great music trio with their own new critically acclaimed material including singles the 90's R&B tinged "The Mood" and the trap soul swag of O.R.I.G.IN.A.L. Watley says emphatically, "We're not just up here going through the motions. We are bringing a kick ass show, visuals, trendsetting style, new choreography - all of it. Fans get a unique experience because they really get two concerts in one, they get Jody Watley mega hits (Looking for A New Love, Don't You Want Me, Friends, Real Love and more) adding the SRL experience bring a musical journey spanning genres from disco, soul, funk, pop, hip hop and dance electronica. Everyone leaves inspired and feeling good.
Television appearances include (WGN Morning News Chicago, KTLA Morning News Los Angeles with Sam Rubin, MY Fox5 DC Morning Show, Good Day Washington), two one hour specials on SIRIUSXM's The Groove with BK Kirkland and other media hits and blog features across the web. Internationally, Jody Watley and SRL have played to rave reviews at Let's Rock London Music Festival, Happy Days and a sold-out performance at Amsterdam's Melkweg.
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, I've sold millions of records, have influenced a new generation of women in music not to mention many solo benchmarks, from the UK's Band Aid, remaining one of MTV's Most Nominated Artists, I'm an award winning songwriter with BMI .. but it's not about resting on laurels. SRL are now a part of my moving forward for exciting new adventures. It's exciting to bring these men into the forefront, new interest in the group format, building a new budding fanbase, as well as delighting older fans who still want to feel invigorated and full of life."
With three much talked about singles and videos under their belt (the soulful ballad 'Slowdance', the edgy and bold O.R.I.G.IN.A.L and the feel good jam "The Mood') Jody Watley and SRL continue paving a new path.
"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 adds, "It's all quality stuff and it's great to have this opportunity."
The debut full length release "Bridges" is expected in 2018 while Jody Watley continues her solo evolutuon as well. Adding SRL continuing to raise the roof, cover new ground and get fans in the mood! Bridges is about bringing people of all types and ages together, that's what we're about.
We're bringing the concept of a music vocal trio into the new milleninum - we are the next great trio for this generation and for those other generations that miss what Jody Watley and SRL bring to the concert party and new music landscape.
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SRL Ends 2016 at #1 With The Mood: See The Full List Here
Shalamar Reloaded make the Top 25 in the Poptastic Confessions Year In Review List Here http://poptasticconfessions.blogspot.com/2016/12/2016-countdown-60-through-22.html?m=1
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Are In a Sexy Mood on Soulbounce
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded appear on Roland Martin News One Now on TV One
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Peforn "The Mood" on WUSA 9 "Great Day Washington"
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Get The SingersRoom.com In The Mood http://singersroom.com/content/2016-10-04/shalamar-reloaded-gets-mood/
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Sultry New Video Sparks Conversation http://www.eurthisnthat.com/2016/10/02/watch-jody-watley-shalamar-reloadeds-sultry-new-conversation-sparking-video-the-mood/
Jody Watley and SRL "The Mood" on NewsBlaze http://newsblaze.com/entertainment/music/grammy-winner-jody-watley-shalamar-reloaded-controversial-in-the-mood_67189/
Jody Watley Gets Real About Her Legacy, Message and New Music : Here
Jody Watley sets the record straight with mega receipts, Op-Ed Blog
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Review, EurThisandThat:by Michael P Coleman: Here
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded a tough act to follow, review: Eurweb
Review by Michael P Coleman Sac Cultural Hub: Here
O.R.I.G.in.A.L Surge in Views. Read all about it: Here
Shalamar Reloaded Take on Internet Trolls and Haters. Read it on Singersroom
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded film new video for forthcoming "O.R.I.G.in.A.L" video: Source
Jody Watley Reloades Shalamar and Keeps on Stepping in Her Jerome S. Rousseau Shoes by A. Scott Galloway http://interview.theurbanmusicscene.com/2016/02/jody-watley-reloads-shalamar/
Review by Harriet Kaplan SoCalToday http://socalmusictoday.com/shalamar-reloaded-jody-watley-roxy-01292016/
Bill Vaugh's Tasty Clips, by Bill Vaughn: Here
Watch the performance and Interview with Sam Rubin: Here
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Will Blow Up The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles Jan.29: Here by Michael P. Coleman
Dave Higdon's Poptastic Confessions: Here
Jody Watley and SRL drop surprise remix of their single "The Mood" with free download.
Read the full recap by Dave Higdon on Poptastic Confessions
"SRL seasoned performers who brought Shalamar Reloaded into the 21st Century in a vast and triumphant way.." read the review Highwire
Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley top the list on this soulful music blog and podcast DA-Professor's Lounge Year End Chart for "The Mood" and "Dancer" : Here
Jody Watley and SRL score their an impressive UK music debut with a Top 2 Single with "The Mood" Alex di Cio Remix https://jodywatley.net/2018/03/05/jody-watley-and-srl-score-first-uk-soul-top-5-single/
Jody Watley and SRL The Number 2 UK Soul Single "The Mood" Alex di Cio Remix https://www.soulcentralradio.co.uk/
Read the review by "The Dutch Guy" - Here
Jody Watley ft. SRL Enter the UK Soul Chart Top 30 at Number 6 via Jody Watley and UK Soul Charts: https://jodywatley.net/2018/02/22/jody-watley-and-srl-debut-on-uk-soul-chart/
Read Jody Watley's statement: https://jodywatley.net/2018/02/21/jody-watley-prevails-in-shalamar-trademark-registration-challenge/
The Dutch Guy, Netherlands Review :
The Mood continues to gain traction on U.K. radio entering Mi-Soul's Soul Connoisseurs at 11. https://www.mixcloud.com/MiSoulConnoisseurs/soul-connoisseurs-top-20-chart-w-franklin-sinclair-february-10th-2018/
Jody Watley ft. SRL "The Mood" Moves to Two on the Sweet Rhythms Chart UK
Jody Watley ft SRL Record of The Week on SoulVibesRadio UK http://soulvibesradio.co.uk/
Jody Watley ft SRL Take over the Number One Position Toppling British Soul Music Great Lisa Stansfield http://ukairplaychart.com/1995/Solar_Rad
Jody Watley ft SRL 'The Mood' Single Of The Week on IndaMixWorldwide https://indamixworldwide.live/jody-watley-feat-srl-the-mood/
London Music Radio. Nigel Fox "Soul Train Radio' Adds The Mood To his Classic Soul, Club Classics and Contemporary R&B : https://www.mixcloud.com/nigel-mahoney/soultrain-radio-show-on-lmr-18-1-18/
The Mood Alex Di Cio Remix on Marc Collins Monthly. Solar Radio Listen:
Jody Watley and SRL Get The UK In The Mood With New Single Remix https://jodywatley.net/2018/01/17/jody-watley-and-srl-getting-the-uk-in-the-mood/
Ian Jons Solar Radio Adventures in the Land of Music adds The Mood Alex di Cio Remix