Jody Watley Among 2017 Honorees of Black Music Honors Special.

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I’m absolutely thrilled to make this announcement.

Honoree Letter Black Music Honors:

On behalf of the Honoree selection committee for the Black Music Honors television special, we are pleased to notify you that we would like to honor Jody Watley with the prestigious R&B/Soul award on August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee otherwise known as Music City! The R&B/Soul award is presented to African American icons in the music industry that have made significant contributions in the shaping, building, and longevity of American Music.

Black Music Honors is a 2-hour musical honors special produced by Central City Productions, Inc. under the leadership of Don Jackson, with productions that include “Stellar Gospel Music Awards”, “Black College Quiz”, “Stellar Tribute to the Holidays”, and more. Black Music Honors was created to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of those African Americans that have played a major role in shaping the Black music industry. By honoring Jody Watley, we will be able to show appreciation for the exceptional music she has created to enrich the world.

Industry greats that were honored at the inaugural taping include Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Staxx Records, Clarence Avant, and Big Daddy Kane. This 2-hour special will air in national broadcast syndication during the entire month of September 2017. We are a firm believer in teaching and preserving the foundation that has been laid for the future generation.

Ticket proceeds from this event will be donated to The National Museum of African American Music which was founded to recognize the many contributions African-American artists have made in shaping the soundtrack of American music. You can visit their website at http://nmaam.org. 

Congratulations to the other 2017 honorees:  Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Oleta Adams, and R&B Group Guy. The show will be hosted by Rickey Smiley.

 

Jody Watley. 80’s The The Sand Update.

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You really don’t want to miss this!! A few special packages still available. For more infomation: 80’s In The Sand Website

Jody Watley featuring SRL. Poptastic Confessions Alameda County Fair Review

Jody Watley ft SRL Poptastic Confessions

“..it was really nice to hear the crowd sing along to The Mood our #1 song of 2016.. the show was amazing..The show was electrifying! We were grooving the entire night. A touching moment came right before the grand finale when Jody sang a stripped down version of her hit “Everything.” Jody showed off her powerful vocal range and had the crowd cheering throughout.”

Read the full recap:  Poptastic Confessions

Jody Watley and SRL. Maximum Impact at Alameda County Fair 

What a night! We performed to a packed amphitheater on a day that was sizzling temperature wise and with a tight band, dance squad and the dynamic SRL. featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero the heat only increased. It was a special night with everyone singing and dancing in the aisles – punctuated by fireworks at the conclusion of the concert. Thank you Alameda County Fair, the great staff and fabulous audience.

Jody Watley bringing hits, style, soul and passion

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After slaying the stage – a squad photo Jody Watley, SRL and dance squad.

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Review by Dave Higdon Poptastic Confessions: Here

Up next:

July 21 Sycuan Casino, El Cajon CA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA

August 5 Empire Plaza Albany, NY 6 PM

August 12 Northalsted Market Days Chicago IL

Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland – SRL. Bridges preview and celebrating 30  the Grammy winning debut Jody Watley possibly performing the full album (working on a new show just for Yoshi’s)

and More!

Jody Watley To Perform at Alameda County Fair.

July 8 at 8 PM. promises to be another exciting summer concert experience! This will be more of a hits themed show with music from my vast solo catalogue Hot 100, R&B and Dance Hits  as well as some choice cuts from my Shalamar days and joined by SRL.’s Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy, we bring the heat and always sprinkle in something new and funky!


For info click : Here Tickets

Jody Watley and SRL Plan to Make it A Night to Remember

DANVERS FLYER JUNE 23 JODY WATLEY SRL SHALAMAR RELOADED

 

As a group we’ve had a couple of metamorphoses since we formed in 2015. Name change, concept changes and among them deciding not wanting to be another version of something associated so deeply with the past and with such accompanying negative people and baggage.

We can be inspired by the past but no one here is trying to relive it, me, Nate or Rosero. I realized some are still going to try to deceive and mislead people, disrespect me because of their own bitterness and jealousy of me..try to rewrite the past as if I can be erased or have my face paired with someone else’s name, ignore the trademark registration etc . ..my energy is not devoted to trying to make others do the right thing and they can wear themselves out trying to damage my reputation behind the scenes. My point was made with a certain trio actually benefited from my handling of business – they got shook up and woke up – and as well have tried to emulate a lot of what SRL and I have done it’s quite obvious based on what they were doing prior to my registration and what has come after it.

My decision was made last year and after my open letter – I don’t need the negative energy and once it was apparent some were also attempting to piggyback my efforts with  the previous incarnation of the mark Shalamar Reloaded it became comical in some ways.  That said, those Shalamar songs are still songs I originated and I can sing them whenever I choose …luckily I also have my own hits, ongoing new music and other music gems to sing in my show for a complete music journey.

As SRL., it’s refreshing to become more of who we want to be as our own music entity and brand continuing to learn and grow as has always been the case with me anyway -time does that – brings clarity if your mind is open to it. Our other incarnation was also very successful with TV, concerts and music. Moving on..all of our social media pages reflect the new era and that quietly began last year once we started working on “Bridges” we want our solo debut to have a fresh slate..just as my solo career did despite the past.

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With that said, there are still many talent buyers who still want to see me do the Shalamar classics I originated and from time to time, we’re open to do that in special cases. The sound is there, because I’m a part of it and Nate and Rosero make it fresh and fun.

This will be the only show of ours this summer where we revert to our original debut show from 2015 doing a range of those hits, the promoter for this Danvers David Oriola concert really wanted this to happen .. the second half of the concert is Jody Watley hits and new music. Some of the other shows this summer where there is an SRL slot, we will go back to more focus on our new music with one classic added usually ‘A Night to Remember.’

 

No matter what I do – there will always be passion, soul, style and heart…and while always celebrating the past and the rich history —  I’ll always keep moving forward!

 

Jody Watley at Billy B. Cosmetics for Gallany and QVC Launch Event

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RuPaul, Jody Watley, Michelle Visage and Billy B.

A beautiful California evening celebrating the launch of my friend and fabulous makeup artist Billy Brasfield B Billy B for GÁLLÁNY Cosmetics and QVC in Vivienne Westwood Penthouse Suite rooftop London Hotel so nice to seeRuPaul and Michelle Visage all serving up fabulous looks and always good vibes