New Jody Watley Art Added to Gallery.

Not only fabulous Jody Watley Art by Cat Soper : CatDezign from Australia but a very inspirational and motivational reason for doing it. Set a goal and smash it!

“DAY 251 – JODY- An IMAGINARIUM In 351 Days .. going to draw, paint, create everyday! This month I’m creating portraits of the people who have inspired me in many ways.

All photos referenced are from the internet with grateful thanks to the photographers.. – Jody Watley – her music and love of dance and fashion always inspired me. Her love dance and fitness got me moving everyday. If I had the chance to dance to work everyday I would maybe I should!”

Special Packages-Ultimate Disco Cruise.

Enter the code JODY to get special discount on the Ultimate Disco Cruise themed event of dancing, music and travel. I’ll be donating a portion of my fee to recovery in the Bahamas.

Join me! Ultimate Disco Cruise Info and Booking

Monday Wattage and Austin Pride.

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Shine!

This weekend I’ll be at Austin Pride. I was there last year and before I could go on thunderstorms came and the fire marshall shut it down and my performance was cancelled just as I was about to go on to close out the day. I’m hopeful the weather gods will be on my side this time.

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Just Announced. Shalamar Reloaded and Jody Watley Ready to Set Sail on Ultimate Disco Cruise.

 

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Shalamar Reloaded ft Jody Watley- Concert Promotional 2019 from SRL on Vimeo.

Jody Watley is a GRAMMY award winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner; recognized as a style icon and one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music.

Listed as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Female Artists and Top Dance Artists of All Time in 2018; Jody Watley is the original female lead vocalist with an unmistakable sound of the trio Shalamar.

Watley is joined onstage for a cavalcade of non-stop hits with the revitalized brand she helped create as a force in music. As Watley states “This is a complete musical journey from my solo hits and the best of disco soul hits, with ‘Shalamar’ Reloaded for delighted fans.” Shalamar Reloaded featuring Jody Watley has performed to rave reviews and sold out shows worldwide since 2015. This new creative extension has brought features including a two hour broadcast special on SIRIUS XM’s The Groove, television appearances, countless high profile media outlets bringing the glamour back to the disco and soul theme with a fresh infusion of energy with new talent. This is one concert event that is a must see experience, double hits in one show!

Hits Include: Take That To The Bank, The Second Time Around, A Night To Remember, Looking for A New Love, Don’t You Want Me and More!!

 

 

 

 

Learn More as we leave from Miami and sail to the Bahamas:  Ultimate Disco Cruise 2020

New Music Friday. New Promotional Video ‘Good Good Reason’ Jody Watley

A perfect blend of classic soul disco meeting modern soul.

Fun video visuals by Shawn West featuring vintage footage of me as a teen during my stint on Soul Train.

 

 

Side note: To those who have wondered the BET series American Soul is not my story or Shalamar, they are fictitious characters and story-lines.

Jody Watley – Freestyle Festival 15 Spring Edition In Pictures

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Backstage ready to slay the Freestyle Festival 15 Spring Edition with the Wattage dance squad!

Jody Watley and Wattage dance squad

I love being able to give younger new talent opportunities in their journey – and as always meeting people who bring a positive energy is also beautiful as they are: Gabriella Garcia, choreographer/dancer Tevyn Cole, Lisa Rubi, Kayla Simone, Ameerah Thayer, Kendie Jones, Jasmine Boyes.

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Multi-talented John Gregory and Nate Allen Smith of SRL.

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Actress Tisha Campbell and new artist Dani Wright friends of Nate Allen Smith of SRL came to support.

 

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We only had 10 minutes but were prepared to make the best of it.

New Single Out Today! Brian Power featuring Jody Watley ‘Good Good Reason’

Pure Funk Mix

Get it!

Jody Watley. London – A Long Time Coming.

Though I’ve performed in London a hand full of times over the past 32 years of my solo career – it’s an understatement to say it was a long time coming to finally bring my comprehensive concert experience to the U.K.  The venue ‘Under The Bridge’ was ambient, chic and state of the art – the perfect setting for this personally monumental occasion. Kudos to AGMP Concerts for the choice.

The music journey into sound was full of Jody Watley solo hits, a couple of Shalamar classics joined by Nate Allen Smith of SRL,, an acoustic tribute to George Michael and 4Hero ( performing our collaboration ‘Bed of Roses’), some house music from my repertoire as well as the recent two Top 5 UK Soul Chart hits ‘The Mood’ and ‘The Passion’ – capped off with my new single with DJ/Producer Brian Power ‘Good Good Reason.’ The visual wall was everything  and a special thank you to Ray Easmon for the epic designs.

To anyone who didn’t make it – a great time was missed and because I’m rarely there..it meant even more for those who turned out, showed me love from start to finish – not to mention the lovely Wattage crew I met in the meet and greet – thank you!

Thank you to my squad, SRL, band (including a few brilliant UK based musicians)  – Steve Ripley at Soulfood Music for the key radio promotions as well.

 

With Ronnie Herel Mi-Soul Radio – probing interview (he was curious about Shalamar) and lots of music from my catalog, included the new single with Brian Power “Good Hood Reason”

Fun interview.. I streamed the full video live on Facebook. Great song selection. The U.K. radio DJ’s know their music beyond the obvious hit singles – I love that.

With Mike Vitti – Mi-Soul Radio.

With June Furlong Solar Radio.

Visual backdrops were epic courtesy of Ray Easmon.

 

 

Much more photos and video to come!

Weekend Wattage and Other Vibes

Always find your best light..and often it will find you.

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Jody Watley & SRL squad – John “Havic” Gregory and Nate Allen Smith.

 

Soundcheck vibes “The Passion” in Philly last Saturday – Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss uploads!

 

Over on Instagram, really loved the comments in this post..hearing what Jody Watley Music was on playlists..originated by a fan who shared what he was listening to from 4 of of my albums. If you stopped at the first two and most commercial albums..you really are missing a lot of great music. Mix it up. Though streaming sucks for artists – I still recommend them for listening and checking out music you may have missed..and then go buy (download) to your collections. Read some of the comments to check out the diverse range..I love it when the deep cuts are mentioned..that’s a real music appreciator for any artist to go beyond the radio.

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This concert for March 23, 2019 Pala Jam, San Diego at the The Pala Resort and Casiono is now – SOLD OUT. This will be one funky night of music classics.

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Jody Watley Tuesday Greetings, Philadelphia Love, New Music and More

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Backstage after soundcheck with D’Wayne Wiggins. He and I collaborated on my ‘Flower’ album in the 90’s – gifted musician and really cool guy.

The concert Saturday night with Tony! Tone! Toni! at The Keswick Theatre was one funky and stylish evening of music.

 

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Nate Allen Smith Of SRL.

John “Havic Gregory, Nate Allen Smith – SRL squad.

Arriving in April. Brian Power featuring Jody Watley. Stay tuned.