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New video post Jody Watley & SRL “The Mood” Live In Concert. Our final concert of 2019 was in San Antonio, Texas at the Jo Long Theatre. It was a great night and I wanted to share this video. Looking forward to more memorable live concert experiences in 2020 with the guys and all of you.

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“The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ Mix Top 2 UK Soul Chart, 2018 – and still in the Top 5 of my contemporary releases streaming at all digital outlets – most coming from Spotify. You can also download it from iTunes, Amazon, etc.

 

 

Jody Watley Concert Updates. Fall Winter Season.

Up next for Jody Watley – 3 California holiday show special guest appearances in December on “The Colors of Christmas Tour” also featuring Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen. Join us as we sing Christmas favorites in a soulful and festive show.

The Colors of Christmas Tour 2019

Dec 13 – McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert, CA

Dec 14 – Cerritos Performing Arts Centre, Cerritos, CA

Dec 15 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA

Tickets and Info 

 

Tickets on Sale:

The Howard Theatre 2.8.2020

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More concerts TBA.

 

Monday Wattage Thoughts. Live With Intention.

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A few behind the scenes moments from last Saturday in San Antonio to close out the Jody Watley & SRL concert season.

 

Jody Watley Classic Images of The Week. A Look Back and Forward With My Hand-Held Fan.

Working the skirt and handheld fan was inspired by flamenco dancers as a child and later the delicate use in Japanese culture. My collection is ever-growing from gifts to those I purchase in my travels..as well as custom.

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Jody Watley – Ebony Magazine. Trendsetter. Soul Train…I even had a handheld fan brooch for extra detail.

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Jody Watley – Ebony Magazine. Trendsetter. Soul Train.

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Channeling Josephine Baker. Essence Magazine.

Jody Watley Live 2019 Jo Long Theatre Fan Pic

A staple at my live shows. Often imitated over the years.

By always doing my own thing, keeping to myself, and just not being afraid to be different for the most part has always made me feel like a bit of an outcast – I’ve always been comfortable with that for the most part.

I’ve seen the popularity of the hand-held fan grow over the decades, and those who try to emulate or imitate me make use. It’s an art form if used properly.

Wednesday Wattage. Delight.

The simple things, the little things..the things you may take for granted. Pause. Enjoy. Cherish .. one day they may very well be the big things.

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I Want Your Love Remixes – Revisited

‘I Want Your Love’ is a CHIC classic – written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. It’s always been a favorite of mine and so I put my spin on it for my full length ‘The Makeover.’ With various remixes including the main version by New York’s legendary DJ Spinna. In 2008 the single ended up at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts and Number 1 Club Top 40 and Number 2 Commercial Pop on British Radio. Since then it’s become a staple in my live show as well..and for those that don’t understand the context, this is a reminder blog post about it. It’s definitely a highlight of many in this decade for me..just realizing that we are nearing the end one with 2020 on the horizon.

Music Week, UK (their equivalent of BillBoard Magazine). 12/01/08 – drawing parallel with Rihanna who wasn’t born when I first hit the charts in Shalamar, a teen at the time myself.

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Jody Watley. Jo Long Theatre Recap.

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Near capacity crowd – lots of love in the house to kick off Jo Long Theatre at The Carver Community Cultural Center new season.

Sound and visuals check. Design by Ray Easmon.

Testing out new opening choreography with SRL Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory.

 

Jody Watley Jo Long Theatre Backstage

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Jody Watley & SRL. The guys join me for a couple of my Shalamar classics our own 2018 UK Soul chart hits “The Mood” & “The Passion” and then return later to show off their dance skills in the Classic Jody Watley hits section.

I had to take off my heels and get in the audience for a twirl during a rousing version ‘Skin Deep’ from “Midnight Lounge” it was my favorite part of the show.

 

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A ‘Real Love’ pose with John ‘Havic’ Gregory and Nate Allen Smith. Fan capture.

Jody Watley Live 2019 Jo Long Theatre Fan Pic

Fan capture, during finale.

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Looking For A New Love. Fan capture.

Lupe Ortiz Jo Long Theatre

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Jody Watley & Lupe Ortiz who made the trip from Fort Worth and always shows a lot of love and support on social media too. Wattage!

Jody Watley Roses Sound Board After show

Always taking the time to smell the roses and the love from my fans and their generosity – beautiful bouquet from Lupe. I also received a beautiful owl scarf (I love owls) from one of my recent Cameo requests – I made sure they had backstage passes!

 

Wattage Thoughts of Well Wishes.

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A nice way to begin the week —  Wattage!

Jody Watley. Detroit Sound Board with Tony Tone Toni Recap.

Jody Watley with Tony! Toni! Tone! for the second time, for another funky fabulous and stylish evening.

Loved the venue, totally state of the art! Lots of positive feedback on my various social media pages and as always I appreciate those who come out and support the live music experience. The audience was reserved at first, a sense of ‘judgement’ is always in the air especially with a certain demographic.. some people who come to judge me (what’s she giving? is she any good? what does she look like…. and of course SRL who join me on a couple of my Shalamar classics before we move on. Nate is also a show man and the combination of Nate with John ‘Havic’ Gregory is a hit with fans loving the new vibes.. in the end they always end up having a good time, and receiving the positive vibes. Visit my Instagram and Facebook pages for more some of the fan videos I’ve shared.

Admittedly, I have a certain dislike for people being on their phones and filming the show..short snippets are ok, good angles preferred. In this case many did capture the full stage rather than zooming in on just me. What I know is most are always surprised I don’t just come out and sing my hits..I bring a level of production, glamour, spontaneity and a lot of heart and some inspiration added in.

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Pre-Show with D’wayne Wiggins & Tony! Toni! Tone!

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Ready to take the stage – Wattage!

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Jody Watley & SRL 2019. Detroit. Sound Board, ready to bring the heat!

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Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory. SRL 2019. 

Jody Watley SRL and Band

Wonderful and stylish band. Roland Hamilton, Wallace Butts, John ‘Havic Gregory (SRL), Nate Allen Smith (SRL), Naz Chambi, Keith Eaddy, Kerry Griffin all a part of the collective.

 

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Jody Watley Sound Board Detroit 2019

 

Jody Watley 2019 Live Capture Sound Board Detroit

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Disco fabulous soul (joining me for a couple of my Shalamar hits) and contemporary new soul with SRL our UK Soul hits (The Mood, The Passion Alex Di Cio Mixes)

 

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Singing one of my classic hits ‘Everything’ after receiving beautiful roses.

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Not just a solo debut.. a multiple Grammy nominee, Grammy winning solo debut – so I always have to do it justice..this show does it best.. timeless imagery.

Jody Watley Solo Debut Intro Sound Board Live 2019

Delivering – Classic Jody Watley with a modern edge as always.

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Jody Watley Roses Sound Board After show

Taking time to smell the roses after the concert.

Up next San Antonio, Texas – Jo Long Theatre at The Carver; it will be our last show of 2019, though I will be doing 3 California holiday performances in ‘The Colors of Christmas” with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen.

Jody Watley & SRL will pick it up again as a collective in 2020.