Always a perfect choice to wind down in the evening. “Waiting In Vain” from 2018 was in the Top 5 Jody Watley airplay from SoundExchange tracking this month right with a few of my classic hits – thanks to all of the jazz and Smooth Jazz Stations keeping this former Top10 on playlist as well as SiriusXM for the classics! Available at digital outlets worldwide. A chill relaxed and loving evening to all. Wattage!
Up Next ‘Spring / Summer’
April 19 – London, the stylish unique venue ‘Under The Bridge’ : Tickets
April 20 – Amsterdam, The Melkweg ft Shalamar Reloaded
April 27 – Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theatre “Freestyle 15” : Tickets
GRAMMY WINNING MUSIC LEGEND JODY WATLEY & SOULHOUSE MUSIC’S BRIAN POWER GIVE YOU A GOOD GOOD REASON TO LOVE.
On the heels of Two Top 5 UK Soul Singles “The Mood” and “The Passion”, Grammy winning music legend and former original Shalamar female lead Jody Watley returns with “Good Good Reason” produced by house music’s Brian Power.
This instant groover comes complete Watley’s distinct soul vocals, classic bass, brass, sass and synth riffs in a nu-disco blend of soul ready made for dance floors and radio worldwide.
Look for the Original and Funk mixes ready made to take soul heads into spring summer for seasons to come.
Jody will be in the UK performing and completing Radio promotion to support the single.
UK date : FRI APRIL 19TH. UNDER THE BRIDGE , FULHAM
Jody Watley, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner and style icon is one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music.
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 since her days as the original female lead and sound of the group Shalamar. 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. The Jody Watley concert experience is an energetic thoughtful music journey in any format from the full comprehensive concert, pop freestyle, 80’s, 90’s, intimate jazz, love and soul, to her Shalamar disco funk days to the new UK hits with SRL..there’s something for everyone depending on the configuration and event.”
January 26 – Microsoft Theater Los Angeles 80’s Weekend #7 with OMD, The Bangles, Bananarama and more: Tickets
March 9 – Philadelphia, Keswick Theater (opener for Tony Toni Tony) : Tickets
March 23 – Pala Jam, Pala Resort and Casino with The S.O.S Band and Evelyn “Champagne” King : Tickets
Wishing you the very best of 2019.. surviving the twists and turns, creating new goals each day come what may. Think of every day as a gift. Sometimes you will have to make to make tough decisions for growth as well as always be in alignment with the right atmosphere and those who share similar goals.
Keep moving forward-Always find your best light with those who keep the glow shining bright.
January 26 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater
March 9 Philadelphia Keswick Theater with Tony, Toni, Tone’
March 23 San Diego Pala Resort and Casino with The Sos Band and Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King.
April 17 Glasgow, Oran Mor
April 18 Manchester, Gorilla
April 19 London, Under The Bridge
April 20 Amsterdam, Melkweg
More dates TBA
All new and classic music available at digital outlets and streaming services worldwide. Listen again or for the first time.
Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/businesswoman and Best New Artist Grammy winner 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, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.
Since her days as an original member of the group Shalamar, Watley’s entire career is about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts who were and are always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic, hits-filled repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word, disco, soul – spans decades and is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.
2018 was another banner year for Watley ranking as one of the Top 60 Female Artists of All Time; the year produced three diverse hit singles including the jazz makeover of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” an American Top 10 Smooth Jazz release.
U.K, radio embraced the music of the new branch of her vast musical tree Jody Watley & SRL (Soul Revolution Love) with two Top 5 UK Soul Chart Singles. (“The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ Mix and the Number 3 The Passion also remixed by Di Cio’).
SRL is Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy along with a squad of dancers and musicians.\
On the heels of the announcement by AGMP concerts that Jody Watley will do her first UK Tour in over two decades in April 2019, up close and personal: 17th Glasgow (Oran Mor), 18th (Manchester Gorilla) and 19th London (Under The Bridge).
Jody Watley closes out 2018 with the lyrically timely holiday release “Like A Holiday” Alex Di Cio’ Remix. Watley describes the single as the soothing feeling of a warm beverage by the fire, and then I’ll be back with more up-tempo burners in 2019 to coincide with the tour.”
Hey Fabulous People!! Monday Greetings. If you’re going through something- keep going. Each day is a gift – that alone is always something to cherish.
Give the gift of live music concert tickets, it’s an opportunity to be a part of creating new moments! When ‘things’ wear out.. the memories of special times are there – such as going to a live concert, meeting up with friends, getting dressed up.. singing and dancing-there’s nothing like it.
If you’re online shopping. Gift tickets – and I must say these are all great value – and nothing like a Jody Watley concert experience.
Make sure to watch this short video til the end – special message (posted in my various social media pages) A reminder of the greatest gift to give yourself.
Los Angeles January 26 – Microsoft Theater with The Bangles, Bananarama and more!