2016 is shaping up to be a banner year. We're in the midst of making one of our most fun and funky albums to date - BagTown - and can't wait to share it with the world in May. We've got some great shows coming up too! February 26 we’ll be in Boca Raton FL playing for the first time ever with Debbie Gibson, A Flock of Seagulls, Information Society, Wang Chung, and Modern English for the ‘Reunion: The Ultimate 80s Concert.’Read More
The Nu Shooz family has much to be thankful for, most of all YOU, our loyal listeners who have supported our band all these years. To all of you we send our wishes for a safe and lovely holiday season. Our gift to you...an intimate live video performance of 'Christmastime is Here' in our studio with our backup singers Tracey, Margaret, and Haley. You'll laugh - you'll cry - and not necessarily in that order. (Make sure and check out the outtakes at the end. They're the best part ;-) Enjoy!Read More
It's an Old School Jam in Phoenix...PLUS the Making of our Nu CD - 'BagTown' continues! For behind the scenes video please read on...Read More
We’ve FINALLY started RECORDING!
After a year of song writing, “Bag Town” is ready to roll into the studio. We actually started laying down some tracks TODAY. We’ll be sharing more of this adventure with you all as it progresses, so please stay tuned!
This Saturday, September 19th we'll be performing at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino CA along with Zapp, M.C. Baby Bash, The Manhattans and more. John says "I used to catch Art's radio show Sunday afternoons on KGFJ, the AM soul station down in Los Angeles. I was 11 years old! Who knew someday our paths would cross." Art is 90 now and still going strong. He's an inspiration to John (who just turned 60 this month!)Read More
We had an amazing summer full of shows with both our full 8 piece band and the Super Freestyle Explosion Tour. We feel so lucky to get to travel and play with so many great acts and musicians. We wanted to share some of these experiences with you - so Valerie started making little movies on her iPhone. So far we've got Philadelphia, Stockton CA and Las Vegas in our "On The Road" playlist on YouTube. Hopefully we'll get YOUR city in the mix someday soon!Read More
We'll be in Philadelpha PA (8/1), Las Vegas NV (8/7), and Stockton CA (8/14) with our Freestyle Explosion pals, and in Portland for our last gig of the summer with our whole band at a benefit for the Special Olympics - The Bite of Oregon (8/8 at 7 PM) We've been trying to get to Las Vegas for years! So far we've only been to the airport.
We've started a new video feature we call "Q&A with Valerie & John." We invited our Facebook friends to ask us ANYTHING.
Our fellow Portlander - D.J. Bobby D. just got a piece he wrote about us published in Wax Poetics magazine. Along with the story, there's a cool mix that Bobby put together of some pretty obscure recordings we've made - some of which we'd totally forgotten about! Thanks Bobby - and thanks Wax Poetic for giving the music we've made some time and space...Read More