The following press materials are made available to the public for royalty-free reproduction. 
A free music file for 'Real Thing' - the first single from the Shooz' latest album 'Bagtown' - can be found here.


Photo Credit: Phil Isley 

Photo Credit: Phil Isley 

Photo Credit: Hiroshi Iwaya

Photo Credit: Hiroshi Iwaya

For more information about our new album 'Bagtown', please head over to the 'Bagtown' page where you'll find videos of 'The Making Of...", behind the scenes studio footage, more art from Valerie and John's artist son Malcolm, and the crazy story behind the creation of this funky, soulful, town.

Bagtown Love!

Bagtown is about performance and feel, not programming. No Linn drum machines or Roland 808s here, thanks—it’s just real people locking in and rocking out. Imagine you scored a timeshare at some fancy beach house in Malibu or Miami and you spent the week kicking back with the lanais door open, umbrella drink in hand and balmy ocean breeze wafting through. Bagtown plays like that. -  

…Bagtown, is the culmination of much musical study in understanding the distance and intimacy between pop and R&B. - Blogcritics Magazine

The Shooz have gone back to their roots with BagTown, an unpretentious helping of straight-ahead funk with no frills. Driven by flavorful subtlety and laid back vigor, the now 12 members-strong outfit conveys a simple message of positivity and good times on nine cuts that embellish a phat bottom with light pepperings of jazz and pop. Highly Recommended.          - Soul Tracks

A fusion of R&B, Jazz and Latino influences, “Bag Town” holds a wide appeal, with touches of Shakatak, Janet Jackson and Gloria Estefan, yet remaining creatively unique. - My Eighties


Photo Credit:  Nancy Bundt

Photo Credit: Nancy Bundt

Photo Credit: Mike Hipple

Photo Credit: Mike Hipple



Grammy nominees NU SHOOZ filled the airwaves and dance floors of the '80's with their own brand of Soul and R&B. Known for their chart topping crossover hits, "I Can't Wait," "Point of No Return,' and "Should I Say Yes," the band gained a world wide fan base and a place in music history. Their smash hit “I Can’t Wait still plays somewhere on Earth every eleven minutes. After more than a 27 year hiatus, Nu Shooz is BACK performing hits old and Nu.





Rock Subculture: Rewind Fest ’16 Presents Lost 80’s Live at Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater | Lincoln, California | (Concert Review + Photos) by Jason DeBord September 9, 2016

Soul Tracks: Nu Shooz Bagtown (Album Review) by Justin Kantor September 5, 2016

Soul and Jazz and Funk: NEW NU SHOOZ! (Review of 'Bagtown') by Bill Buckley August 14, 2016

Rave & Roll Blog: 80s Music Rules - Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands - Nu Shooz by Sarah Parker June 14, 2016

Vents Magazine: Interview: Nu Shooz with RJ Frometa June 9, 2016

OPB State of Wonder 'From Jazz Hippies to Hit Makers: The Return of Nu Shooz by April Baer and Joshua Justice May 19 2016

The Oregonian: 'Portland '80s icons Nu Shooz return with new album, respect for past successes' by Robert Ham May 18, 2016

Examiner: 'They Can't Wait: Nu Shooz all laced up for funky new album' by Pete Roche May 6, 2016

Huffington Post: Nu Shooz's 'Real Thing' Exclusive Mike Ragogna April 29, 2016

Willamette Week: 'Nu Shooz Announces First Album in 28 Years - Bagtown "turns back the clock to an earlier era of funk." by Matthew Singer April 2016

Portland Tribune: 'Reborn Nu Shooz Fit for a New Era' by Jason Vondersmith April 2016

Willamette Week: 'How Two "Jazz Hippies" (and a Dutch DJ) Made Portland's Biggest Song Ever. Nu Shooz's "I Can't Wait" turns 30.' by Matthew Singer February 2016

Scarlett Monet Magazine: The Return of Nu Shooz January, 2016


KGW: 'NU SHOOZ in Target Holiday Ad' an interview with news anchor Tracey Barry December 2015

Wax Poetics: 'Obscure, jazzy R&B band Nu Shooz took a cue from Portland’s local new-wave scene and morphed into synth-pop stars' by Bobby Smith June 30, 2015


Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: 'NU SHOOZ 'I Can't Wait' for Super Freestyle Explosion in Ontario' by Wes Woods on June 20, 2014


ROCK SUBCULTURE Concert Review: Super Freestyle Explosion uper Fwith Stevie B, Lisa Lisa, Exposé, Debbie Deb, Shannon, Trinere, Johnny O, Nu Shooz, Pretty Poison, Stacey Q at HP Pavilion | San Jose, California | June 29th 2013