Jody Watley Sunday Wattage. Relax.

A blessed and hopefully relaxing Sunday to all .. if you’re working unwind when you get home. Practice wellness and self care.

Wattage!

Jody Watley Noted as Music Pioneer in New York Times Article

Jody Watley is noted as a pioneer and influencer in R&B nothing the significance of the Eric B & Rakim collaboration as contemporary R&B continues to try to find it’s way in the midst of continued Hip Hop dominance:

“R&B Blossoms With Hip Hop in Rear View”

New York Times Feature written by Jon Caramanica

AGMP Announces Jody Watley UK Tour Dates for 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner, is one of the architects of 21st century pop. From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1987’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

Listed as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Female Artists and Top Dance Artists of All Time in 2018; Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, Jody Watley’s entire career has been about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.

As an original member and the distinct female sound of the legendary disco soul group Shalamar singing on all of the pinnacle hits; Watley’s own definition of success centered then and now on artistic growth and freedom, not simply replicating whatever was or is hot at the moment.

After breaking from the majors and starting her own label Avitone Recordings in 1995, Watley began collaborating with a Who’s Who of visionary producers and remixers, many of whom were longtime fans and jumped at the chance to work with her: 4 Hero, King Britt, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez & Little Louie Vega, Mark de Clive Lowe, Miguel Atwood- Ferguson, Ron Trent, Moto Blanco, Bob Jones,  Soulpersona, Brian Power and Alex Di Ciò amongst others. Thanks to her non- stop touring, her global fan base remains as fervent as ever and they’ve made chart and club hits of Ms. Watley’s indie albums – Affection (1995), Flower (1998), The Saturday Night Experience (1999), Midnight Lounge (2001), and The Makeover (2006) – and her 2014 EP Paradise.

For the past five years the ever multi-tasking Jody Watley has focused on both her thriving solo career and the group project “Jody Watley & SRL.”  With musical influences that include Kaytranada, Anderson Paak, and Little Dragon, the music collective has released  chart-topping UK Soul Chart Top 3 singles “The Mood”  and “The Passion” mixed by Italy’s Alex Di Cio.

“Everything I’ve ever done has been to be distinctively Jody Watley,” says the pop icon herself, “from my first solo album through right now. Everything that I will ever do always has to be authentic to me, work that I can always be proud of first and foremost. It’s not so much about, ‘Oh, this is going to be popular,’ or ‘Oh, this is going to be a big hit.’ It’s always been so personal to me, everything that I do. And the fans can feel that. They connect with the honesty. I’m so excited to bring my show to the UK for these intimate dates – these will be my first concerts in Glasgow and Manchester – and my first full concert in the UK in almost 20 years, expect hits classic and new, deep cuts and one hell of a concert experience with my rhythm section as well as SRL.”

Jody Watley UK Dates Announcement Flyer

Jody Watley. Today’s Musings 80’s In The Sand 2018. New Music and More.

Morning.

Evening dinner with select fans – Wattage Crew full of love and light.

Showtime.

I can take it back to classics from my first two albums for the theme and have a blast make it all still feel new and fabulous.. tonight’s look was tulle and Marc Jacobs.

While continuing to keep it moving with new sounds and music. It’s all good!

Waiting In Vain – Jody Watley

https://youtu.be/T3cjwNLk2Rc

The Passion – Jody Watley & SRL

https://youtu.be/oRXyAfE_ZtU

Just Added. Jody Watley Microsoft Theater with The Bangles, Bananarama and More

A few Jody Watley solo classics for this one! Be there, January 29, 2019 Microsoft Theater – get your tickets before it sells out.

It’s a blessing to continue to make new music and a blessing to have classic hits too!

Jody Watley. Flashback Friday. Shalamar Disco from the Vault.

Jody Watley Shalamar 1980 Disco Glam

Disco fabulous onstage in my Shalamar days from my personal archives – “Big Fun” album “The Second Time Around” “Right In The Socket” singles. – Blessed to have such longevity from my youth continuing to learn, evolve, grow, get better and never allowing my faith, spirit or self belief to be broken.

New Jody Watley Fan Art.

Jody Watley – by Will Dimension inspired by my 80’s music and style.