Jody Watley New LIve Concert Video Post.

If you haven’t seen Jody Watley “Live”, you are missing a treat. This is a glimpse of the poignant improvisational  “When A Man Loves A Woman” the controversial spoken word, topical single from the 1991 album “Affairs of The Heart.”

 

Jody Watley will make a rare concert appearance May 29, 2014 at Yoshi’s Oakland, CA. Don’t Miss It.

 

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Jody Watley Returns To Yoshi’s Oakland.

 

Photo: Albert Sanchez

Photography By: Albert Sanchez

I will be returning to Yoshi’s Oakland May 29, 2014 and looking forward to it. There’s always joy for all of us to come to the bay area. In addition to the concert there will also be a a VIP pre-show meet and greet. Come say hello, sing, celebrate the success of ‘Nightlife’, the forthcoming “Paradise”, party with us, perhaps meet your new love or just mix it up, put on something nice and get out of the house. There will also be limited edition merchandise available. Get your tickets today – Here

Jody Watley. Legends of Soul Tour. 7. Homeward Bound.

I haven’t had much time to update my tour journal, but I will with loads of additional photo’s and more anecdotes – I made it through as the tour concluded last night sold out in Camden’s plush Gilgamesh. This photo is from Halifax in the dressing room in my custom black sequined jumpsuit as I currently sit in the airport lounge excited and exhausted returning home. I can’t wait to share more of the wild ride that was David Gest Present Legends of Soul Tour 2014.

One of the albums on my tour playlist was Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba, gnerally playing it on the long rides back to Liverpool form whatever city we were in. love jazz and bosa nova.

A great start to the week to all – BE fabulous, go for amazing -don’t just go through the motions of life on the daily grind of life!

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Jody Watley. Legends of Soul Tour Diary. 6. A Girl From Chicago.

Scenes from town, Liverpool - our home base for the past few weeks. © 2014 Jody watley

Scenes from town, Liverpool – our home base for the past few weeks. © 2014 Jody Watley

We've experienced our share of 'turn left or turn right at roundabout" © 2014 Jody Watley

We’ve experienced our share of ‘turn left or turn right at roundabout” © 2014 Jody Watley

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The navigation system – a woman’s voice keeps us going in the right direction. More than a few jokes about a navigation system that goes off on the driver when you mess up “Didn’t I tell you to make a right turn..you ****…” fill in the blank! © 2014 Jody Watley

Arthur, Matt, David, Anders. Hotness. © 2014 Jody Watley

Arthur, Matt, David, Anders.  Backstage sexy. © 2014 Jody Watley

Backstage Carlisle. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Backstage Carlisle – dressing rooms were too tiny for everyone, so I grabbed a chair for the hallway – always stay fabulous no matter the situation!  © 2014 Jody Watley Images

David Gest about to go into the audience to introduce one of the artists - which they love! 9c) 2014 Jody Watley

David Gest about to go into the audience to introduce one of the artists – a surprise they love! (c) 2014 Jody Watley

More architecture in Liverpool. I love other countries for their preservation of their buildings. © 2014 Jody Watley

More beautiful architecture in Liverpool. I appreciate other countries for preservation of their old buildings. © 2014 Jody Watley

Seeing the sights. © 2014 Jody Watley

Seeing the sights in Liverpool through my rose colored Grey Ant shades – remembering being a little girl from Chicago with big dreams, always alive in me. Never lose your inner child it will keep your spirit young and keep you connected to who you are how far you’ve come and where you’re still trying to go.  © 2014 Jody Watley

"Taxi!" © 2014 Jody Watley Images

“Taxi!” © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Pivotal player is always the monitor guy - in the history of music you will likely find anecdotes of one being cursed out by at least one artist. It's all fun and games until someone feels like they're not hearing what they need or want!  © 2014

Pivotal player, though everyone plays a key role on any tour, is always the monitor guy for the artists- in the history of music you will likely find anecdotes of one being cursed out by at least one artist. It’s all fun and games until someone feels like they’re not hearing what they need or want! © 2014

Gear. David Gest Presents Legends of Soul Concert Tour 2014. © 2014

Gear. David Gest Presents Legends of Soul Concert Tour 2014. © 2014

My view backstage - I come on two acts before the Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Revue. © 2014 Jody Watley

My view backstage –  the Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Revue. © 2014 Jody Watley

David Gest. Candi Staton and I backstage Legends of Soul Tour. © 2014 Jody Watley

David Gest. Candi Staton and I backstage Legends of Soul Tour 2014 Carlise North Wales. © 2014 Jody Watley Images.

Time to go on. Dressing room, Stockport. © 2014 Jody Watley

Time to go on. Dressing room, Stockport. © 2014 Jody Watley

Shalamar Medley Charts. (c) 2014 Jody Watley

Mini Shalamar Medley Charts. (c) 2014 Jody Watley

Bryan Chambers, Lousie Marshall. Backstage Stockport.

Backing vocalists extraoridinaire – Bryan Chambers, Lousie Marshall. Backstage Stockport.

One of the keyboardists, Alle Pearse with guitarist Harold backstage Stockport.  © 2014 Jody Watley

One of the keyboardists, the charming Alle Pearse with guitarist Harold backstage Stockport. © 2014 Jody Watley

Candi Staton rocks the house. © 2014 Jody Wately Images.

Powerhouse Candi Staton triumphant  – rocking the house – again. © 2014 Jody Watley Images.

Trying to be cute..walking up 7 flights of stairs to exit..easier coming in than going out! Enjoyed the vintage film posters. © 2014 Jody Watley

Poised..walking up 7 flights of stairs to exit the venue after the show.. it’s always easier coming in than going out when stairs are involved – lol! Enjoyed the vintage film posters though. © 2014 Jody Watley

"The Fabulous Buffet." Post Concerts. © 2014 Jody Watley

“The Fabulous Buffet” Post Concert Hang Awaits. © 2014 Jody Watley

Post show tradition now..'the fabulous buffet' wind down. © 2014 Jody Watley

Post show tradition now..’the fabulous buffet’ wind down hanging with Louise, Bryan, Alle, Anders, Matt. © 2014 Jody Watley

The red velvet cake is a hit. © 2014 Jody Watley

The red velvet cake is always a hit. © 2014 Jody Watley

Anders loses us all with his choice of shoe for the evening. C'est la vie!  © 2014 Jody Watley

Anders loses us all with his choice of shoes and socks for the evening. C’est la vie! © 2014 Jody Watley

Donny with his quick wit and distinct southern vocal tone (works with Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Revue) and Anders - they jokingly call themselves "The Neverly Brothers"

Donny with his quick wit and distinct southern vocal tone (works with Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Revue) and Anders – they jokingly call themselves “The Neverly Brothers.” Fun times. © 2014 Jody Watley

Teresa, works with David Gest - always fashionable and on the move. © 2014 Jody Watley

Teresa, works with David Gest – always fashionable and on the move. © 2014 Jody Watley

We  overstay and close the after concert buffet and wind down - again!

Our group overstays in the midst of laughs and conversation closing our now traditional after concert  ‘fabulous buffet’ and wind down – again! Screens going up – staff wants to go home.. “Security!”  “Where are my keys!”  © 2014 Jody Watley

Up next – photo’s and more anecdotes including my visit to the International Slavery Museum, great food, new friends, age, a few life and career reflections …and the end of tour on the horizon.

Nightlife. It’s In The Music!

Jody Watley. Legends of Soul Tour Diary 5. Scenes.

On the road to Carlise.

On the road to .. from our base in Liverpool in the Mercedes Vito. © 2014 Jody Watley

Rhyl Pavilion - gorgeous theater.  © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Rhyl Pavilion – gorgeous theater. I always go to the stage first to get the vibe. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

A view from my dressing room - heavy winds and rain by the sea. ©2014 Jody Watley Images

A view from my dressing room in Rhyl, my second stop upon arrival – heavy winds and rain by the sea. Most dressing rooms don’t have windows, let alone a view of any kind.   ©2014 Jody Watley Images

Ok..so an afternoon pre-show 'snack' - all for fun of course. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Early Pre-show silly shenanigans  after plates were shoved in my direction for my constant photo taking – – all for fun and laughs of course..the joke being all the food being washed down with a ‘Diet Coke.’ The KFC took me back to my teen Soul Train days when all we got was a cold two piece snack and a cold soda – which none of us minded just to be on television getting exposure on the road to pursuing our dreams..who knew I’d be in North Wales one day and they’d have it. I would have preferred salad greens..lol.  The key to life must include a sense of humor!   © 2014 Jody Watley Images

"Get your Legends of Soul Tour programs!" © 2014 Jody Watley Images.

“Get your Legends of Soul Tour programs!” Testing out my camera options on the black and white and color accents!  © 2014 Jody Watley Images.

Meet and Greet. Rhyl Pavilion. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Pre-Show Meet and Greet for those who purchased tickets (serious autographs collectors) for first two rows. Rhyl Pavilion. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Chillin' in my dressing room before meet and greet vortex , just killing time - #selfie © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Chillin’ in my dressing room before meet and greet vortex ,  candles burning, listening to music – one of the few times I’ve had my own dressing room (Hallelujah!!) just killing time – #selfie © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Backstage with David, we call him King David. Anders Knudsen. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Backstage with Matt Kern  and another cutie Anders from Denmark (they’re both new artists /musicians, with this driver gig as an adventure to learn the business ropes.. so I will be able to say I knew them when! © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Anthony having a laugh backstage as we wait to go back to hotel. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Anthony having a laugh backstage as we wait to go back to hotel. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

5 minutes and I'm on. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

5 minutes and I’m on. Ready for showtime in sequins and glitter stiletto’s by Jerome C. Rousseau – yes!  © 2014 Jody Watley Images

My view backstage - partial of the band. © 2014 Jody watley Images

My view backstage – partial of the band. © 2014 Jody Watley Images

A real cutie, all of our drivers are hot! © 2014 Jody Watley Images.

Matt is a real cutie, all of our drivers are rock star  hot! © 2014 Jody Watley Images.

After a near two hour drive..back at our hotel -some of us overstay the customary 'fabulous buffet'  and the security screens go up - closing time. © 2014 Jody watley Images

After a near two hour drive..back at our hotel -some of us overstay the customary ‘fabulous buffet’ and the security screens go up – closing time, “Where are my keys?!” . © 2014 Jody watley Images

We’re in the home stretch now..

It’s In The Music!

Jody Watley. From The United Kingdom With Love.

I’m in the UK at the moment, having arrived a few days ago preparing for the start of the David Gest Presents Legends of Soul Tour which includes fellow Aquarian Dennis Edwards of The Temptations. Listening to him at soundcheck and rehearsal was a great reminder of my junior high days when music artists were so soulful and diverse. I’m a longtime fan of the Temptations and to meet many of these artists, though I’m a seasoned veteran myself — is like being the baby of the bunch, I am never jaded in these moments – being in the moment. I respect everyone’s continued journey in this crazy business.  Life can really be a trip, you just never know where you’ll end up and who you’ll meet along the way – until you just keep believing and persevering toward your goals and dreams. Always remembering it’s the journey not necessarily the destination. Kudos to everyone out here in life believing and doing.  Here’s a capture of me before it started raining heavily with gusty winds which turned my umbrella inside out – it reminded me of being in Chicago!  Keep track of the dates: Here

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© 2014 Jody Watley at seaside resort town Bognor Regis, before a heavy wind and rainfall.

Jody Watley Domo Arigato Japan and Billboard Live With Love.

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© Jody Watley 2014 Photo: Jody Watley Music

Photo: © Jody Watley 2014 Pictured with fans: Hiroaki, Yoshinori, and Shun in Tokyo.

 

© 2014 Jody Watley. Love. It's In The Music!

© 2014 Jody Watley. Love. It’s In The Music!

© 2014 Jody Watley, she was inspired by my makeup, music and style - and presented me with this beautiful piece of art.

© 2014 Jody Watley, (he) lovingly dressed in drag was inspired by my makeup, music and style – and presented me with this perfectly executed piece of art. I appreciate the diversity of my fans and celebrate them all!

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley. These young men in Osaka were so enthusiastic to meet me and told me they'd been introduced to my music by their parents! I love that.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley. These young men in Osaka were so enthusiastic to meet me and told me they’d been introduced to my music by their parents! I love that. What a blessing to appeal to a younger generation as well!

 

© Jody Watley 2014. Art gift.

Photo: © Jody Watley 2014. Fan Created Art, gift in Tokyo.

 

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Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley – There were always  fans waiting – I signed a lot of vinyl.

Photo: © 2014 with John 'Havic' Gregory and Rosero McCoy (choreographer/dancer) - I LOVE these guys!

Photo: © 2014 with John ‘Havic’ Gregory (dancer/dance teacher) and Rosero McCoy (choreographer/dancer/best friend) – I LOVE these guys!

Photo © 2014 Jody Watley. Music spanning decades!

Photo © 2014 Jody Watley. Music spanning decades!

 

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley with illustrator Hatsune.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley with artist illustrator Hatsune.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley  - merch.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley – some of the merchandise.

 

Photo: © 2014 with my band.

Photo: © 2014 with my band, dancers and backing vocalist/dancer. Pictured: Donnell Spencer Jr., Rodney Lee, Christina Grady, Sam Sims, Adam Hawley, Upper: John ‘Havic’ Grady’, Rosero McCoy 

© 2014 Jody Watley. Real Love Live 2014.

© 2014 Jody Watley. Rocking the house with Real Love Live 2014.

 

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy killin' it with his freestyle dance on 'Still A Thrill'

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy killin’ it with his freestyle dance on ‘Still A Thrill’

© 2014 Jody Watley with Maya Chou (she's done youtube video's to my music including 'Nightlife' and her Waacking Crew from Taiwan. I love that my fan base is so diverse.

© 2014 Jody Watley with Maya Chou (she’s done youtube video’s to my music including ‘Nightlife’ and her Waacking Crew from Taiwan. I love that my fan base is so diverse.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley. With my band and dancers after another successful and fun series of concerts at Billboard Live.

Photo: © 2014 Jody Watley. With my band and dancers after another successful and fun series of concerts at Billboard Live.

Here are some photo’s from my recent Japan Tour in Osaka and Tokyo at Billboard Live. Stellar shows, fans, staff — my favorite place to perform. Fans really watch and participate in the shows – no one is filming or taking pictures, they respect the policies. When I perform a ballad or speak – they listen, no one talking, this as an artist is greatly appreciated so respectful; no distractions.

It’s In The Music!!

I’m going to miss being with them on my UK appearances as a part of David Gest Presents: Legends of Soul Concert Tour. Hopefully, my abbreviated appearances on this tour will kindle the fire to get us all over to do my dynamic show and present the full Jody Watley live concert experience.

Jody Watley Upcoming Tour Dates.

Photography: Mike Ruiz Makeup: Billy B.

Photography: Mike Ruiz Makeup: Billy B.

Jody Watley LIve in Japan:

Billboard Live Osaka, January 18, 2014

Billboard Live Tokyo, January 20 – 21, 2014

David Gest Presents Legends of Soul Tour:

I’m looking forward to not only performing my current hit single “Nightlife” and a few  classics from my solo and Shalamar days as the original female lead in my short set as a part of David Gest Presents Legends of Soul but continuing to spread the word about my upcoming “Paradise” and other musical ventures on the horizon. To share the stage with acts that I grew up listening to (Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review (Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Song For You..), Candi Staton (I dance to Young Hearts Run Free at Giorgio’s nearly every Saturday, Sheila Ferguson another original lead of the super group The Three Degrees). Gwen Dickey (Wishing On A Star) and I last crossed paths when she was a member of Rose Royce, and I a member of Shalamar. This is a personal honor for me – an adventure in an ongoing musical journey!

31 JAN 2014 9.00PM
BUTLINS Bognor Regis
0845 070 4734 | ONLINE
01 FEB 20144.00PM
9.00PM
BUTLINS Minehead
0845 070 4734 | ONLINE
02 FEB 20144.00PM
8.30PM
BUTLINS Skegness
0845 070 4734 | ONLINE
06 FEB 20147.45PM
ST HELENS Theatre Royal
01744 756 000 | ONLINE
07 FEB 20147.45PM
ST HELENS Theatre Royal
01744 756 000 | ONLINE
08 FEB 20146.30PM
9.30PM
BLACKPOOL Viva
01253 297 297 | ONLINE
09 FEB 20147.30PM
HALIFAX Victoria Theatre
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11 FEB 20147.30PM
LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
0151 709 3789 | ONLINE
13 FEB 20147.45PM
STOCKPORT Plaza
0161 477 7779 | ONLINE
14 FEB 20147.30PM
RHYL Pavilion
01745 33 00 00 | ONLINE
15 FEB 20147.30PM
CARLISLE Sands Centre
01228 633766 | ONLINE
16 FEB 20147.30PM
NEWCASTLE Mill Tyne Theatre
0844 493 9999 | ONLINE
19 FEB 20147.30PM
OLDHAM Queen Elizabeth Hall
0161 770 4083 | ONLINE
20 FEB 20147.30PM
HULL City Hall
01482 300 300 | ONLINE
21 FEB 20147.30PM
YORK Barbican
0844 854 2757 | ONLINE
22 FEB 20147.30PM
STEVENAGE Gordon Craig Theatre
081438 363200 | ONLINE