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Welcome to the Nu Shooz Website!

Whether you’re an old or ‘nu’ fan - this is the place where you’re find all things Nu Shooz past, present and future. You can sign up for our mailing list, watch videos, find your favorite music from the 80s, listen to our latest recording “Kung Pao Kitchen”, check out where we’re playing next, or get in touch with us. To purchase music just click on the iTunes link below or visit our website store where you can order physical CD’s or listen to full streams and download. (Tip: when you buy music at our website store you can name your own price for the music.)  Cheers! Valerie and John


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August News

We have two special things we’d like to share with you this month:

AUGUST Shows with the 8 piece NU SHOOZ BAND
and a FREE download of Kung Pao Kitchen

It’s really happening! After months of preparation, August is the month that we get to do some shows with our live band for the first time in 24 years, and we’d love to see you there. Both shows are FREE and family friendly, so get your summer party on and join us at...

DGTG poster-1000The "Dragging the Gut" Festival
Saturday, August 23rd
from 8:30 to 10 PM
in McMinnville OR

930 N.E. 3rd and Irvine

“Dragging the Gut” isn’t a festival for aging baby boomers, (who’ve been drinking too much beer for too long) it’s a celebration of cars and Main Street USA that collects food donations for the Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP.) McMinnville is one of the finalists in Parade Magazine's "Best Main Street In America" contest. Come see why and help us funkify!

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Oregon Convention Center Outdoor Plaza
Thursday, August 28th
from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
in Portland OR

777 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.

This show is really a “circle of life” kind of moment for us as the LAST time we played with our full band was at the OPENING of the Oregon Convention Center - 24 years ago!

Not in Oregon? Don't despair...we'll be in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa this September with Alan Beck's Freestyle Explosion Tour. For all the info, check our calendar below.



 Our set list for these shows is full of familiar songs from “Poolside” and “Told You So,” but we thought it would be fun to give you a taste of some of the cuts off our most recent release - "Kung Pao Kitchen." So...would you like your very own download to listen to?

Simply click on this LINK and it will take you to the Yum of Kung Pao. If you have friends with whom you'd like to share, please spread the word! This offer ends August 31st.

Thank you  for all your support through the years and for keeping this music alive long enough for us to get around to playing it for you again!


John and Valerie

P.S. We have some amazing musicians in this band. All are NU SHOOZ alumni and great fun to be working with again. We’re profiling them this month on our Facebook Page. Please join us there and check them out!

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      Nu Shooz at Neighborfair in Portland OR 1985 w/bassist Gary Fountaine.


Last year we hit the road with the ALAN BECK'S FREESTYLE EXPLOSION TOUR, joining other '80's acts like LisaLisa, Expose, Stacy Q, and Pretty Poison. We're proud to announce that we'll be on the tour again for SUMMER 2014! Check the calendar below to see when we'll be coming to a city near you, or better yet - sign up for our newsletter (above) to make sure you're in on latest news and tour dates. See you there!



Five funky versions of the smash 80s hit "I Can't Wait" all together on one special edition CD. Buy physical copies at CD Baby, or download the entire maxi single HERE and receive the PDF booklet as a special bonus item!



Music by John Smith
Performed by the Nu Shooz Orchestra
Video by Malcolm Smith

Released on Father's Day 2014, this month's featured video is dedicated to all those who take the time to be with the young people that they love. Remember to savor every moment. How quickly it all goes by!

The Story About a Dad, Two Boys, a Giant Caterpillar and How This NU SHOOZ Orchestra Video Came To Be can be found HERE

To download "Right Before My Eyes" for free from Pandora's Box go HERE


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I Can't Wait MAXI Single
Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box
I Can't Wait (Powermix)
I Can't Wait (Powermix)
I Can't Wait Powermix RINGTONE
I Can't Wait Powermix RINGTONE
I Can't Wait (Powermix) KARAOKE
I Can't Wait (Powermix) KARAOKE
I Can't Wait (Unplugged)
I Can't Wait Unplugged
Told U So
Told U So
Tha's Right
Tha's Right
When I Think of You
When I Think of You