Jody Watley with Sheila E. Yoshi’s February 28, 2015 (c) 2015 Jody Watley
There was a moment during the night of the two sold-out concerts at Yoshi’s where I became choked up with emotion onstage during ‘Full of Fire’ – there was definitely a lot of love in the room at Yoshi’s for both shows for the new SHALAMAR (we rocked the house) and of course the Jody Watley selections as well – filled me with gratitude. It’s in the music!
By popular demand we’re back March 21 – Get your Tickets Here
Filmed at one of the sold out concerts in Japan at Billboard Live. It’s such a blessing to have such a loyal fan base in Japan and to sell out concerts and perform to packed houses off and on since the debut of my solo career. This show featured more dancing that I’ve done in recent years, coming out of a down-tempo ambient electro journey on my last few projects (Saturday Night Experience Vol. 1, Midnight Lounge, The Makeover).
A great time was had by all, and it was a fun way to reintroduce songs from SHALAMAR fitting perfectly with the disco soul theme of PARADISE.
This is not a reunion endeavor with the classic lineup (1979-1983). If that happens it will be a different vibe of course. This is a fresh take with new young talent, among others renowned dancer/choreographer Rosero McCoy (Usher, Beyonce, Britney, Justin Timberlake, America’s next Best Dance Crew, Disney’s Shake it Up and The Sing Off among others). The first half of the new show is SHALAMAR, and then it turns to Jody Watley hits and new music. This is a party!
The PARADISE candles are back in stock. PARADISE is spa like for relaxation with citrus and vanilla undernotes but not too sweet. SANCTUARY is exotic, sensual and warm. It’s wonderful to know that everyone who has purchased them is enjoying the candles, has a favorite and re-ordering.Candles add so much atmosphere to any apartment, home, living space. Comfort, healing, illumination, atmosphere and the symbol of hope and love to me. I don’t go a day without burning candles – I wake up praying and meditating after lighting candles. My children’s friends when would always call our house ‘calming.’ Candles were always burning on the most raucous playdates. I travel with candles when I leave home to do concerts, and also burn them in my dressing room. You get the point.
I’d like to expand and add a ‘Nightlife’ candle to the collection. We are low on stock on quite a few of the T-shirts and once they’re gone, that’s it so don’t miss out on these limited edition items. Thinking of doing another run of the limited edition PARADISE EP – with a new twist – perhaps exclusive DANCER remixes, revised art… Stay tuned.
We’re working on new merchandise for spring. Shop Now: Here
What a delight it was to find out PARADISE made the Hot 16 List on Soulbounce amongst an eclectic list of young and emerging talent – that is quite fabulous for a vet like me. To remain fresh and true to myself always keeps my soul rooted in my work. I always hope my efforts and collaborations resonate with audiences large, small and diverse as well as the young without pandering and the young and heart. It’s in the music!
See the full list and discover other artists outside of the usual : Soulbounce
The music also made an appearance twice on the Dave Higdon’s Favorites of 2014, including ‘DANCER’ in the Top 3: Poptastic Confessions
Stay excited about life, even on days you feel low. Be thankful to be alive; always ready for new opportunities, challenges, new ways to improve various elements of your life, career, who you are as a person..you don’t need to make resolutions. Take small steps each day, or simply take time to reflect, relax, rejuvenate, plan and then work to execute whatever it is and repeat. Stay encouraged because sometimes you will just have to go with what comes your way and move on regardless.
Paradise and Sanctuary Candles are back in stock: Jody Watley Boutique, the music is available at digital outlets worldwide (Limited edition CD’s may come around again.)
Upcoming concerts in February Jody Watley featuring a rebooted millennial SHALAMAR
New York – 2/18 B.B. Kings
Atlantic City – 2/19 Harrah’s Resort and Casino
Oakland – 2/28 Yoshi’s Jazz Club
Remixes are in the works for the next single from PARADISE: DANCER
Make sure to use your Jody Watley hashtags on social media: #JodyWatley #itsinthemusic #Paradise #Shalamar – thank you!