Jody Watley Schedule Cancellations, Well Wishes Amidst Coronavirus Update.

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Nothing like the live experience with everyone together as one in the music.:::

ALL of my upcoming shows have been cancelled or postponed, no bookings being accepted until further notice – health and wellness are of utmost importance during this pandemic.

Love, good health and positive vibes to all until we see each other again in the live setting. I’ll be writing more, reading more books I’ve been wanting to get to working on projects (Spring EP is done and being mixed..working on Summer w new collaboration with The APX), listening to lots of music, still getting my cardio and workouts at home and hopefully a maintain a healthy lifestyle. What else? Definitely watch some NBA classics, documentaries, continue learning about business, maybe binge watch shows I’ve never seen only heard about .. doing more things I enjoy around the house, maybe I’ll finish my memoir too, get my sketch book out, take more naps and rest  …times like these remind us not to take things for granted, that’s why living in the moment is always important, especially when you’re having a good time, things can change in an instant.

Already a longtime self-isolator so that part won’t be hard. I’ll continue posting and staying connected with you each day.

The impact will be strong for many musicians, independent contractors workers of all types ,families, young students and so on – here’s to all of you making it through ok too.

Ps..stop buying up all the TP (lol) keep a sense of humor.. don’t lose sight of kindness when you’re in the stores stocking up on food and necessities, stay diligent but calm.. and please don’t forget the elderly, donate to programs that will continue to provide for children who may not have food now that there is no school at the moment..

—Always find the light through the darkness. Wattage!

Sneakshot Photography

2.08.20

Washington D.C.

The Howard Theatre

Jody Watley. Health is Wealth.

 

Health is always wealth – no matter what’s going on. Stay diligent everyone no matter what you think about what’s going on currently.

Any upcoming concerts and appearances have been cancelled or postponed to a later date.

Jody Watley. Moving Into The New Week.

A bit of motivation to begin the new week.

Wattage.!

Jody Watley Flashback of The Week. Best New Artist Win March 1988.

 

New York City. Radio City Music Hall, March 2, 1988.

Jody Watley – Best New Artist 1987.

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That same night, U2 won Album of The Year for Joshua Tree, Somewhere Out There won Song of The Year.

Little Richard made it one of TV’s most iconic moments in Grammy history – in an impromptu rant (a fun but true one) in that he’d never been recognized nor received any awards as The Architect of Rock & Roll. It lasted nearly 5 minutes – while all of the nominees waited in angst to hopefully hear their name.

Michael Jackson performed a rousing ‘The Way You Make Me Feel/Man In The Mirror’ and was the first person to greet me as I exited the stage in tears – he emerged with a big smile, hug and kiss saying “I’m so happy for you.” That made the night even more special..especially since there was a time in my youth I was writing him fan mail!

I shocked everyone – including me – by winning Best New Artist and have said I could have retired that night on that album in terms of a statement debut that no one predicted and to everyone who told me I’d never succeed and would regret leaving Shalamar — That day has never and will never come. I’m full of gratitude and know that regardless of the outcome of the awards ceremony I’d already won by choosing to live the life I wanted – happy no matter the obstacles.

Continuing to do the best work with as much joy and integrity possible in a challenging industry, always fearless, changing and growing as I vowed to do decades ago and to get better with time.. not to be the most popular, just to be the best I can be for me as an artist, writer, producer and human being. That year – I kicked ass, set some style trends and kept it moving on to the next and still doing the damn thing – my way.

 

 

Jody Watley. March Greetings.

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Welcome March. Wishing everyone the best of the month!

 

Wattage!!

Jody Watley. Winter Nights On SoulBounce.

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“In this modern climate, artists have to find ways to keep relevant and get their music heard. Our girl Jody Watley knows the deal and has taken advantage of the ever-changing landscape in our playlist culture by offering up myriad singles and EPs. That includes the release of her latest effort, the Winter Nights EP.

Winter Nights sets the mood to offset the chill of winter with “Winter Nights (Prelude).. ” –

Read Full SoulBounce Review: Here

Monday Wattage. Nourish Your Spirit and Balance.

Nourishment for your spirit

 

Seems an appropriate reminder.

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Week. InFashion Beauty.

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Jody Watley. InFashion Magazine 1988. Double page of cover feature and interview.

Photography & Makeup: Paul Gobel

Hair: Ernie Banales

Styling:  Jody Watley & Martine Leger

Jody Watley. The Howard Theatre 2020. Photo Essay Recap

Jody Watley: A Journey Into Sound rolled into Washington D.C.’s historic The Howard Theatre on Saturday February 8, 2020. The show begins with disco funk and soul, where I’m joined by SRL on a few of my Shalamar hits before we move on to our own releases (The Mood & The Passion) seamlessly transitioning the over 90 minute show into house, R&B, bossa nova jazz, a paired down funky rendition of “Friends”, a piano and vocal only “Everything” along hits from the 80’s, 90’s, Skin Deep from the just released ‘Winter Nights’ EP along with a the underground critically acclaimed aptly  titled 2000 electronic opus “Saturday Night Experience.”

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It’s all about L O V E!

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Disco Fabulous  with SRL to open the show “A Journey Into Sound” – they guys join me on Shalamar hits and SRL new music.

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J O D Y W A T L E Y – Getting it in with the fellas ‘Some Kind of Lover’

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“Friends are hard to find..”

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Soulclap! Saturday Night Experience.

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Real Love.

 

Photography by Sneakshot Photography All Rights Reserved. (c) 2020

Real Calm. Wattage.

At sea for a few days and made sure to take in the natural sounds of the ocean as often as I could. I even slept with my cabin door open to hear it at night while going to sleep – no need for the app when I had the authentic thing!

It was a must as well to appreciate the unspoiled sunrise and sunsets. Wherever you are it’s important to take a moment of pause. Breathe in – deep breaths out a few times a day.

Set a reminder in your phone if you need to.

Find your calm when you need it.

“A calm mind brings inner strength and a self confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama

Wattage!