We’re already a bit more than a week into 2016 – life continues to move on and what a gift it is to be here and share it with those we love. New adventures, obstacles to overcome and triumphs to enjoy.
We’re all works in progress – be gentle to yourself as much as my Mom says “To thine own self be true.” Work, revise and tweak your goals. Things may not always go your way, but what’s a rainbow and sunshine without some rain – keep on keeping on.
It was extra special to have my Mom and daughter Lauren with me for New Years for the shows in Oakland at Yoshi’s. Watley girls in full effect – three generations. We had a fun time together and my daughter was tickled at ‘Grandma Rose’ getting her groove on an dancing during the shows. I was fighting tears in one show – suddenly overcome with emotion thinking of all of the young people, and those in general who didn’t make it home this year with lives cut too short. I also made sure to acknowledge the untimely passing of Ms. Natalie Cole who leaves behind a great legacy of music and personal triumphs.
As well, I had a blast with Nate and Rosero from Shalamar Reloaded-our shows get better and better each time for us in that portion of the show. It really is a unique and fun concert experience. If you have a chance to see us – don’t miss it!
Wishing everyone the best always. Here are a few photo’s there are more on my Facebook.com/JodyWatleyOfficial Page. (there was a Jody Watley imposter for the past month friending people with a fake page, asking for donations in exchange for concert tickets, dates..and who knows what – be alert and advised I would never friend anyone I don’t know on Facebook – and there is only one verified page that I communicate through link attached, always report anyone pretending to be Jody Watley no matter how many of my photo’s they poach).
Three generations of beauty, smarts and love! Rose, Jody and Lauren Watley.
Nate Smith. Jody Watley. Rosero McCoy. Shalamar Reloaded before meet and greet at Yoshi’s Oakland Dec. 30
Meet and Greet with Lisa Henry. Shalamar Reloaded.
Soundcheck. Donnell Spencer Jr. Geemack, Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero mcCoy, Sam Sims, Rodney Lee, Eric McCoy
New merchandise courtesy of Bob Fierro and Zebra Marketing. I’ve known Bob since my early Shalamar days when he did our merch.
The new T-has glitter lips though on the photo you can’t see that detail. We’ll also be doing a white option.
Love. Me, my Mom and daughter – glammed up and ready for 2016!
Ringing in 2016 onstage – pausing for a selfie as everyone in the audience was doing the same after the balloon drop! Shalamar Reloaded. SRL.
Jody Watley and Dana Lawrence (Rosero’s beautiful sister). Oakland is Rosero’s hometown making it special for him to be with family as well..we also celebrated his son Eric’s birthday. Eric also works with me from time to time as a dancer.
After the final show of the series January 1 -we made it to Chicken and Waffles in Jack London Square with family and friends – it’s a tradition now.