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

Jody Watley. Detroit Grand Prix Interview

Just Announced. Jody Watley ft. SRL Return to Yoshi’s Oakland for Special Bridges Preview Concert.

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“This is one concert you don’t want to miss. GRAMMY award winning artist Jody Watley with a catalog ranging from Pop, R&B, Dance, Hip-Hop,Funk, Electronica and Ambient Jazz. Joining the party is the much talked about new group SRL with Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. They bring fresh energy and vibrancy into the 21st century in a triumphant way. It’s a concert experience you won’t forget.” Previewing new music from “Bridges” and celebrating Jody Watley’s mega solo debut anniversary and beyond including gems like “Saturday Night Experience” and yes this time ‘Still a Thrill.” September 2, 2017.

Get your tickets early, these shows will sell out! Tickets

Jody Watley and SRL. Detroit Grand Prix

An exciting blend of grand prix racing, and various other family activities related to race car driving and a splash of music added in – that was the Detroit Grand Prix. The day started out cloudy with some rain sprinkles but by the time we hit the stage at 1 PM. the sun was shining brightly.

Here are a few photo’s. A few video snippets to come.

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Longtime fan Chad with a few pieces of his collection – impressed he snagged a copy of “Sanctuary” – Thanks Chad!

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Backstage before soundcheck. A few rain sprinkles..and then came the sunshine. Like life!

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix Interview Station

Interview Station..I did ABC Detroit and social media.

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix race care pic

I got to go behind the scenes on the course..pit stop the full experience.

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix Track Access

I got to go behind the scenes on the course..pit stop the full experience. Pit crews have 6 seconds to change tires and refuel.

Jody Watley fan greeting Detroit Grand Prix

Stopping to pose for a photo – all love! Check the tires in the background.

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Starting off the meet and greet.

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Gerald Brown original Shalamar male lead is a longtime friend of mine..and continues to show support for SRL “fresh and relevant” is his description. Here we are backstage. We love Gerald – and it was awesome he joined us (surprise) for “Take That To The Bank”

Jody Watley and Little Fan Heaven Backstage Detroit GP

Her nickname is Heaven, she’s 6 this was her first concert. She became an instant fan – created this art and it was given to me after the show.  The song ‘The Passion’ by SRL really made an impression, it’s the first thing on her drawing – it’s about believing in yourself and she heard me. I had them bring her backstage to meet..and gifted her a signed handheld fan and t-shirts for her and her Mom. It’s in The Music!

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The Passion. Love and Music. Photo by Carl Jones II Jacket by BPCFL

 

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SRL (Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith) –Our airport shots are always on point – but most of all always grateful for the opportunity to spread good vibes and first class entertainment wherever we go.

All photo rights reserved Avid Music Inc. 2017 and Carl Jones II

 

Up Next:

June 23 Danvers – MA Danvers Yacht Club (this will be the disco /soul show more classics and less new material concert – specific event)

July 8  – Alameda County Fair

July 21 – Sycuan Casino

July 22 – The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival

August 5 – Date TBA

August 12 -Date TBA

August 26 – Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre with  Stephanie Mills and Peabo Bryson

More dates TBA (Sept. and Oct.)

November 11-18 —  80’s In The Sand Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Dec.2 -16  TBA Special Event Christmas Tour.

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley and SRL Good Vibes From Coast to Coast.

I trust that amidst the various chaos and tragedies occurring somewhere in the world each day – you are reminding yourselves to control what you can and not stress over what is out of reach. Keep your patience, compassion and kindness always within your heart and remember to cherish and enjoy each day no matter the obstacles that you may face on any given day. It may be a simplistic outlook, however I don’t know know any other way to live or to encourage others. Laugh a lot, love hard including yourself..as well as my ‘Sanctuary’ reminds – “..fill these walls with happy times and fill these rooms with peace of mind..” and always good vibes into the universe. We should all work to be the change we seek in the most positive ways.

To bring you up to date on activities the past week:

I was honored at Long Beach Pride on May 21, 2017 by Senator Ricardo Lara with a California State Resolution. The LGBTQ community has always been a friend to me and my music throughout my career and I’ve always worked to reciprocate the love and support – before it was accepted in the mainstream.

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Jody Watley and State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach.

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Jody Watley Honored with California State Resolution.

Jody Watley Long Beach Pride Live 2017 Stage

Jody Watley headliner Long Beach Pride 2017.

Jody Watley Live in Concert 2017

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SRL joined me to perform some of our new music and a rousing version of one of the Shalamar classics I originated “A Night to Remember.” I can still sing it in the same key as back in the day – Nate and Rosero give it a fresh energy.

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“Real Love” finale – fashion walk and pose..even the sign language interpreter (with headphones on) got in on it with me, SRL and the dance squad.

Chicago.

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Early Morning TV Show on WCIU – You and Me.

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Jody Watley with John “Havic” Gregory and Rosero McCoy. After performing “Sanctuary” I was joined by Havic and Rosero for a taste of “Still a Thrill” – in a nod to the anniversary of my monumental ’87 solo debut.

Jody Watley SRL Band Chicago The Promontory 2017

Ready to take the stage to a packed house in Chicago at The Promontory.

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Chicago. Otis Richardson presents SRL with art inspired by our O.R.I.G.IN.A.L video.

 

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Jody Watley Pop Up Shop. Bob Zebra Marketing.

 

Then we were off to Niagra Falls.

Jody Watley Niagra Falls Bears Den 2017 SRL

Beautiful venue.

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Real Love. Music, Style and Attitude, joined by SRL. Jody Watley -Custom Lace Tuxedo by designer  Kevan Hall Photography; Dean Voon

 

 

New York. Times Square. BB Kings.

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It was capacity, standing room only – full of good vibes.

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Jody Watley ft. SRL in full effect – building bridges everywhere we go – fabulous shows, music, great social communities getting together, one of the best concert experiences out.

 

 

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Nothing like a Jody Watley, SRL concert experience and party. BB Kings Times Square, 2017

 

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Leaving the stage and realizing Rupaul was in the house was an awesome surprise.

Jody Watley BB Kings 2017 Audience Party

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Jody Watley and Jesse Camp in the house mutual admiration going back to  MTV days!

 

 

Jody Watley and The Rockettes 2017 Good Day NYC

Fox 5 Good Day New York Fox 5 Green Room with the some the legendary ‘The Rockettes”

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Good Day New York. Fox 5’s Antoine Lewis. We had a blast singing and dancing.

 

Jody Watley Good Day NY 2017

Talking music, business, career, SRL and more. Thanks again Good Day New York.

 

Another highlight of this week was spending time and getting to see my son Arie in NYC and going to our favorite pizza spot. Never get so busy making a living – that you don’t also live a life.

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Pizza at our favorite spot with my son – it’s a tradition now.

 

Up next: Detroit June 4, 2017 Detroit Grand Prix

 

 

Out Now!!

 

 

SRL. The Mood Single and Video and Bridges Update.

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Nate Allen Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. SRL. Logo Design: Ray Easmon

 

 

 

Nate, Rosero and I have spent the past few months continuing to work on our forthcoming “Bridges” full length. It’s quite eclectic with each of our own personalities reflected and the creative bond we also share as a group. As Rosero says, it’s for millennials, club kids, people who like to kick back, people who like some introspection..all of it – truly bridging the gaps bringing it all together for this era and into the future. Rosero is the nightlife club person and he always has the pulse of the dancefloor from what he calls more hard ‘street’ beats to house, Nate is totally a combination of romance, feel good soul music mixed with nu electronic soul..I’m always of course very diverse in my musical directions – so it’s cool to also step back and be open to their ideas and vice versa. Follow our social media group pages, to see live posts, and behind the scenes videos; Instagram/officialsrl  Instagram/nateallensmith Instagram/tophatro

Facebook.com/SRLOfficial and the new page with our updated name SRL. Facebook.com/OfficialSRL 

SRL will be joining me on upcoming concert dates starting up again on Sunday closing out Long Beach Pride for an expected audience of 10,000. It’s all about love – a passion for living, a passion for life.

We’ve updated our logo, to a more 3D multi-dimensional look that is also chic and contemporary – which reflects who we are as a group. We’ve been changing things up since we got together in 2015..that’s what it’s all about, never settle, always looking at things and keeping the perspective fresh and evolving. The same principles I’ve applied to my solo career.

 

Bridges.