Music Therapy. Jody Watley. SRL. Yoshi’s Oakland.

Needless to say this week and election season was emotionally draining and yes for millions a massive disappointment as thousands took to the street in protest. I always pray and meditate on thoughts of love, togetherness and equality in an often divisive and hateful world. Music is a healer, and can take us away into imagination, dreams, inspire become a vessel for catharsis.

Going into Friday night’s sold-out concerts at Yoshi’s Oakland in my heart more than ever was to not only give a great show but to send them into the night, to their living spaces full of love, faith and hope or at least in gratitude for being alive no matter the obstacles and uncertainty. Even some of the Yoshi’s staff were emotional and told me after the show how I’d made them feel better too. As I like to say – It’s In The Music! No matter what keep it movin’ forward. Stay alert, woke, spread love, kindness and look out for others, pay attention to your surroundings..everyone is not on that ‘love’  page.

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Soundcheck. Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded (SRL), Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. Band: Levi Seacer Jr., Kerry Griffin, Prince Damons, Michael ‘Tiny’ Lindsey, John ‘Havic Gregory, Eric McCoy, Michelle ‘Soulchild’ Garman, Clarissa McElroy

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Showtime. Jody Watley featuring SRL.

 

Up Next:

Dec. 17  Riverside Casino and Golf Resort

January 28, 2017 – GoldenVoice Presents Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded LIVE at The Roxy Theatre  – West Hollywood, CA

Get your tickets Now HERE – this will sell out again..it’s also my birthday concert celebration!

Feb. 6-7, 2017  –  Billboard LIVE Tokyo

Feb. 9, 2017 –  Billboard LIVE Osaka

 

Jody Watley. November Update.

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In case you’ve missed posts – out now is the new single and video “The Mood” from my new group SRL – Shalamar Reloaded featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. We formed in 2015 and have performed countless sold-out concerts in the USA to rave reviews, Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), Brazil, London (Let’s Rock London, Happy Day Music Festival), Netherlands (Amsterdam’s Melkweg). We just did 2 TV shows in Washington DC as a group (WUSA9 and Roland Martin NewsOneNow), I did 2 solo TV appearances (Fox5DC and ABC7 Good Day Washington). There are numerous blog reviews and interviews like this one on ABCNews RadioOnline, and our second special aired on SIRIUSXM ‘The Groove’ with BK Kirkland October 29. Get in The Mood – iTunes

My most recent solo release is the critically acclaimed “Paradise” as well as ‘Dancer’ Remixes available at digital outlets worldwide. I’d still like to do a video for ‘Sanctuary’ and or ‘The Dawn.’ In this era there really are no rules with regard to releasing music and how long a project lives in the social realm. Youtube is the place for video releases no more waiting for networks to play it. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: Here I’m still amazed at how behind the times some fans remain in how they discover and keep up with artists they like – speaking of veteran artists like me primarily. We live in an information age..but some don’t use tools of reading and research no matter the topic to keep up or simply get informed.

After performing with Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony I’m inspired to make my next solo release symphonic. It will take time and I’ll probably do a crowd-funding for it due to the nature of recording a project like that. Stay tuned. As well, check out my recent collaborations with Dam-Funk from his ‘Invite The Light’ collection (Virtuous Progression) and French Horn Rebellion (Dancing Out, Cold Enough)..and I’ll keep you posted on my recent recorded duet ‘A Million Miles” with folk artist and sculptor Peter Harper (brother of Ben Harper).

 

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DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Get taken away to PARADISE: iTunes DANCER Concept Video: Watch it Here

Up Next:

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November 11 Yoshi’s Oakland  it’s a new show from the last time we were there one of the exciting changes is the SRL set is now more focused on our own new music and my solo set has also changed -it’s hotter than ever. Tickets

Dec. 17, 2016 – Riverside Casino & Gold Resort Riverside Iowa

January 28. Golden Voice Presents Jody Watley and SRL  Tickets Now on Sale for my return to The Roxy Theatre for another birthday concert party – Tickets

Billboard Live Tokyo Feb. 6 – 7 , 2017

Billboard Live Osaka Feb. 9, 2017

 

Keep it movin’ forward!

Jody Watley. Rock The Vote.

Someone unearthed this Rock The Vote PSA I did back in 1992 for MTV (when it was Music Television). Still true!

Jody Watley Performs a Solo Classic with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

Here’s a snippet of one of my performances with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra “Best Hits 80’s Meets Symphony..” singing one of my Top Ten hit singles “Everything.”

I wore a red suit and mock turtle neck from Theory as one who usually doesn’t wear the color and funked it up with street-style attitude with new red shades from a new line I stumbled across, nude Louboutin pumps and my signature jumbo hoops with added sparkle. Red in this case represents my passion for living and life..I’d had a custom tux made but it wasn’t ready in time..

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Just Announced. Jody Watley and SRL Set To Return to Billboard Live Tokyo and Osaka.

 

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Always a joy!

Feb. 6-7 Tokyo, Feb. 8 Osaka — Find out more: Here

Jody Watley In Tokyo To Perform with Philharmonic Orchestra

Landed safely in Tokyo and so honored to have the opportunity to perform with the Tokyo Symphony. No gimmicks..no controversy, nonsense.. public romances or anything driven by tabloid media to generate interest..just a veteran artist who continues to live my dreams  – it’s in the music! Blessed and grateful.

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Safely landed – time to relax unwind..good food a little wine..just cherishing the time!

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Woke up, said my thanks to God and the universe for the  continued blessings and gift of life and the opportunities to do what I love on my own terms –  enjoying the view..coffee and reflections of how awesome it is to look out over Tokyo. Two wonderful children..great friends..my wonderful SRL mates who I miss on this trip but so happy to have them (Nate and Rosero) in my life and the love from true dedicated fans who lift me up daily.

 

Jody  Watley and SRL with Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza  Mike Piazza, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy. #JodyWatley #SRL

Mike Piazza and his lovely wife were on attendence at our Blues Alley concerts. He said he was a longtime fan of mine-who knew?!