Summer is here! Yay! Time to fire up the grill, get out the lawn chairs and hook up the slip-n-slide.
For Nu Shooz fans it's time to get outside and dance-dance-dance! From Coachella CA on July 2nd with "The Old School Freestyle Fest" to two FREE Portland/Vancouver area shows with our full band plus a Freestyle Explosion Soulful Summer Show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on July 23rd, this month is going to be one to remember... Read More
REAL THING is most of all an homage to Philly Soul producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Together they crafted some of the best anthems of the '70's like 'Love Train' and 'For the Love of Money' for the O'Jays. There's also a nod to the Norman Whitfield masterpiece 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone.' Some people find their passion early in life; for others it takes a lifetime. Never give up. Never give in, and you will find the REAL THING.
For more on the 'Making Of'... Read More
It's REALLY happening. Our most fun and funky record to date is about to be released - and we want YOU at the party!
Our full 9 piece band will be there to perform with us, along with DJ Bobby D. spinning dance/funk party music to keep you dancing when the Shooz aren’t on stage. Read More
Come join us on Pledgemusic as we launch 'BagTown' - our first album since 1987. Pre-order the CD. We Can't Wait to share it with you! Read More
It's your friends at Nu Shooz HQ here. On Tuesday, March 15 we’ll be launching our Pledge Music Campaign in support of our new album, 'BAGTOWN'. Of all the projects we've ever done, this has been the most fun. We can't wait to share it with you! On our PledgeMusic project page you'll be able to pre-order the CD, be the first one on your block to have the digital download, and...we're offering some one of a kind objects and experiences.
The campaign begins March 15th. Please sign up for our newsletter for special pre-sale offers and updates! Read More
by Matthew Singer/Willamette Week
For a song to achieve immortality, it's going to need an especially sharp hook.
Sometimes it's a riff. Sometimes it's a melody. In the case of Nu Shooz's "I Can't Wait," it's the sound of Donald Duck scatting through a vocoder.
God knows what the keyboard preset is actually labeled. But you'd recognize it before the prominent bassline, or even the title. It wasn't even the band's idea—a Dutch DJ threw it on a remix—but it was the missing piece that, in 1986, propelled a regional Portland hit into a global smash. Read More
It's REALLY happening. Our most fun and funky record to date is about to be released - and we want YOU at the party! So...
Save The Date for the NU SHOOZ CD Release Concert and Party
at The Star Theater in Portland OR on Saturday, May 21st.
Thinking to yourself, “Awww bummer. I CAN’T go cuz I don’t live anywhere NEAR Portland OR.”? Don’t despair! We will be LIVE STREAMING the show so that all our fans EVERYWHERE can be there. More details and ticket info to come... Read More
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
Check out this Spotlight Interview in Scarlett Monet Magazine where we talk with Al Mauro about how we met, what keeps the music alive, and where we're headed. Starts on page 16. Thanks Al! 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