Good Vibes All The Time.

 

Jody Watley Sanctuary Fuchsia 4 Final

One the great things about this era is when you want to watch a video, you don’t have to wait for it to appear on a network, or if you want to hear a song, you can just stream it (Spotify, Aple Music, etc)  or even better download it from one of the online outlets (iTunes, Amazon) – though streaming is outpacing paid downloads as the way fans get music. Times change and I continue to change too! The music is there within reach all the time.

Sanctuary, quality soul music with meaning…the kind people who don’t really support new music to begin with say is not being made – it’s here, just like I am!

These were the limited edition candles we did last year.

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SANCTUARY Candle. Logo and Design Ray Easmon and Jody Watley.

 

 

Jody Watley Sanctuary Video on Poptastic Confessions.

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The most dedicated of my fans have known about “Sanctuary” since the Paradise release..there are many more still discovering the single with the assistance of the new video. Keep spreading the word. I often come across comments where people lament the lack of quality music today..it’s here, you may have to look harder, it may not be dominating commercial airwaves however – because of many artists who do write, record and release good music, I say support it. Actions speak louder than words!

 

See what Poptastic Confessions has to say: Sanctuary 

Jody Watley. Sanctuary Video on Soulbounce.

 

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Jody Watley Shares A Rare Look At Her Family Life: Soulbounce

Upcoming concerts:

May 21 – Long Beach Pride

May 25 — The Promontory Chicago

May 26 Seneca Resort and Casino Niagara Falls Bears Den

May 27 BB Kings NYC

June 4, 2017  Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Chevrolet

June 23 Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers MA

July 8, 2017 Alameda County Fair

July 21 TBA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles

August 5 TBA

August 12   TBA

August 26, The Fox Theatre Atlanta (Special Guest with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills)

November 11-18 –  80’s In The Sand – Breathless Resort and Spa Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Jody Watley. May Greetings.

 

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Jody Watley. Live by Duane Abner 2017

 

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A Rose. by Jody Watley from morning run. 2017

We’ve arrived in May with spring in full bloom. Never take the simple things in life for granted..nature, the air we breath..good health and the family, friends and colleagues that bring positive energy into your life.

I’m looking forward to this months concerts and more music – really trying not to let what’s going on in the world and politics get me stressed and angry. It’s truly astounding what’s going on. Just when you think there’s been progress, there are always those who work endlessly to destroy progress, the working class, the elderly, education, arts, various rights and liberties..and the ‘isms persist. I just pray for humanity all the time and do my part to bring joy into the world.

I’ll be unveiling the very sweet concept video for “Sanctuary” tomorrow, Friday May 5. It’s a reminder of what’s important in life – and creating an environment of love and peace of mind.

In August, I can announce I’ve beed added to the bill with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills at The Fox Theatre as a Special Guest for their Saturday Soul Series August 26…of course I’ll have SRL. with me as well for this great evening of music. Info: Here — Tickets

 

Next;

May 21 – Long Beach Pride, headliner to close out festival at 8 PM; Tickets 

May 25 — The Promontory Chicago – Tickets 7 PM Here

May 26 Seneca Resort and Casino Niagara Falls Bears Den Tickets  8 PM  Here

May 27 BB Kings NYC Tickets 7:30 PM Here

June 4, 2017  Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Chevrolet: 1 PM  Performance : Tickets 

June 23 Danvers Yacht Club, Danvers MA

July 5 TBA

July 8, 2017 Alameda County Fair: 8 PM  Tickets 

July 21 TBA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles Freestyle Festival 7:00 PM : Tickets Here

August 26, The Fox Theatre Atlanta: Tickets 

 

More dates TBA

 

Out now: “Sanctuary” EP, “Paradise” (Jody Watley) and “The Mood” “Original” Shalamar Reloaded. In the works “Bridges” debut album for SRL.

 

Love to all – See some of you soon!

 

Jody Watley and SRL Set To Perform at Alameda County Fair.

Join in the family fun, nothing like a county fair – music, food, rides and other activities for family and friends. We performed at two fairs last year and really enjoyed the experiences. Here’s one of the reviews: Here

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Jody Watley. ft. SRL

Save the date, get your tickets for – July 8 – Jody Watley ft. SRL. More info: Alameda County Fair

Grammy winning artist Jody Watley was ranked by Billboard Magazine in 2016 as one of the Greatest Dance Club Acts of All Time and hailed by Wax Poetics’s Dean Van Nguyen as one of music’s prominent visionaries.Jody Watley’s groundbreaking career as solo artist kicked off with her debut album “Jody Watley” whose chart-topping lead single “Looking for a New Love” launched the Watley-penned catch phrase “Hasta la vista, baby,” into pop culture vernacular, garnered the prestigious “Best New Artist” award and countless nominations and hits that have followed over the course of decades in her career. January 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of the debut release single and self titled album. “Who knew writing a song about a guy who had done me wrong would turn out be the beginning of such an incredible journey..” she states.Since her days as the original female lead vocalist of the R&B trio Shalamar departing in 1983; Jody Watley emerged as always ahead of the pop culture curve. As quiet as it’s sometimes kept, Jody Watley has been at the forefront of some of the most groundbreaking trends and movements in modern pop culture and serves as the style template for today’s women in contemporary music. Jumbo hoop earrings, cutting edge hi low street style, layouts in popular magazines, fashion forward video’s and messages of self empowerment; call it the Jody Watley effect. She made political statements and early LGBTQ and HIV awareness before it was trendy and accepted, music and music video innovation in her own distinct style and message of individuality, she is the place where all those tracks meet. An award winning songwriter, producer and businesswoman owning her label formed in 1995 Avitone this venerable artist continues to create her own unique path.The video for her 1987 hit “Still a Thrill” was the first time a major pop star showcased waacking, the underground freestyle dance (an even more beat-driven cousin to voguing) that is now a worldwide phenomenon; her classic 1989 cut “Friends” carved the template for both R&B/hip-hop and pop/hip-hop fusions to come, being the first time a rapper (the legendary Rakim, of Eric B. & Rakim) wrote original verses for an R&B/ pop song and it’s video fusing club culture with b-boys, club kids, transgender and drag queens with fashionista’s; long before making his mark as a film director, David Fincher (Se7en; Fight Club; Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) cut his artistic teeth on Miss Watley’s sleek music video for 1989’s smash hit “Real Love,” premiering a signature visual style that he would later impart to other pop divas and fine tune for his films; in honor of her visionary fusion of fashion, music, and music videos, Jody Watley was featured in VOGUE Italia’s groundbreaking “Black Issue” in 2008 as an homage to opening the door for acceptance between music and fashion in the mainstream with early appearances in starting with her debut in VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone and countless magazines around the world.Jody Watley will bring her dynamic celebratory anniversary concert with a spotlight on decades of solo hits in various genres with a spotlight on new music from their forthcoming debut “Bridges” featuring her new group SRL with Nate Allen Smith and renowned choreographer Rosero McCoy is already garnering media attention and rave reviews and set to release their debut album in 2017.Jody Watley 30, the concert is a celebration of “Jody Watley” the debut and an enduring career that continues to evolve and surprise; showing no signs of slowing down.

Thought of The Day. Go Where The Love Is.

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Had to pass this one along via my Facebook page.

Spring is Here. Pre-Order NEW Jody Watley Limited Edition CD Single and Bring Sanctuary To Your Home

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PRE-ORDER,  at  Jody Watley Boutique  – these will sell out. NEW. Add this to your Jody Watley Collection. This is a limited quantity pressing of Jody Watley “Sanctuary.” The beautifully packaged Digi-pak arrives in time for spring fold out CD Single features:

1. Sanctuary (Original) Mix 4:45
2. Sanctuary (Soulpersona Raregrooves 12″ Mix) 6:38
3. Sanctuary (Soulpersona Raregrooves Radio Mix) 3:27
4. Sanctuary (Soulpersona Raregrooves Instrumental) 3:31

Written by Jody Watley, Jody Watley Music BMI and Rodney Lee, Dream Planet Music BMI
Original Produced by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee for Innocent Bystander Productions
Sanctuary Original Mix: Bass and Guitar: Andre Cymone, All Other Programming and Keys, Rodney Lee
Sanctuary Original version Mastered by Steve Hall for Future Disc Systems

Sanctuary Raregrooves Soulpersona Mixes: Produced, Arranged, All Instruments and Programming
by Soulpersona Recorded at Soulpersona’s Place, Brighton U.K.

Sleeve Design: Ray Easmon
Photography: Albert Sanchez
“Create an Environment of Love”

Avitone Recordings, 2017
Domestic Release Pricing included USPS Priority Shipping with Delivery Confirmation.

International orders will require and additional 20.00 in shipping fees for standard first class mail.

Will officially go on sale April 10 with digital release – and ship April 20, 2017.