Sunsets and Dancefloor is a small capsule reflecting a bit of my eclectic taste in music from jazz, Soul, dance, classic disco and modern funk. A choice 17.
To mark the occasion the video premieres today!
For my second live TV special in Japan – it was exciting to have it be Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded – so it was a first for the group. Exciting for me because I’m never jaded..and exciting for Nate and Rosero. The special was broadcast on Fuji TV Next on January 19 and will re-air.
I’m always so grateful and continue to work hard and keep positive spirits up. When I think of the vitriol and some of the wasted energy some direct my way..I just keep on keeping on and accepting the lessons and blessings of God and the universe. This is my recommendation to anyone in life – just keep on keeping on and never be distracted by people and things that in the long run of life are irrelevant to the journey..though they may also inadvertently inspire you to exceed even your own expectations.
NOVEMBER 14, 2015 ANAHEIM HONDA CENTER- TICKETS: HERE
NOVEMBER 21, 2015 CENTURYLINK CENTER, BOSSIER, LA NATIONAL BLACK RODEO FINALS WITH GRAMBLING STATE MARCHING BAND – TICKETS (I have no idea who Ms. Jody is – but that’s not me!)
Dec. 30-31 and January 1 : YOSHI’S OAKLAND, CA — TICKETS: HERE
Jan. 18 – 19, 2016 – TOKYO, JAPAN BILLBOARD LIVE
Jan. 21, 2016 – OSAKA, JAPAN BILLBOARD LIVE
Jan. 29, 2016 – THE ROXY THEATRE LOS ANGELES, CA TICKETS: HERE
Feb. 13 – ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SUPER FREESTYLE EXPLOSION TOUR
Feb, 26 – MIAMI BANK UNITED CENTER – SUPER FREESTYLE EXPLOSION TOUR
Feb. 27 – ORLANDO CFE ARENA – SUPER FREESTYLE EXPLOSION TOUR
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.
As always, I’m really excited about the upcoming concerts in Japan at Billboard Live. These concerts will close out an exciting 2014. I hired a new booking agent this year and it’s already paying off. In the past, I chose not to work so much because I was enjoying being a stay at home Mom raising her children though picking and choosing when to travel – a luxury of being a songwriter to so many hit singles. I’ll always be discerning about what and when to take jobs but I do feel a new enthusiasm for this part of the business. With the music of PARADISE, mixed in with a range of curated hits from both catalogs of Jody Watley and the new millennial SHALAMAR ™ adding to the set, it’s even more of a party. Rosero McCoy has done a great job creating new choreography for us. The ladies are enjoying Paul’Michael who brings such a fresh young energy and charm along with his own vocal style. The shows will only get better and we’re having a great time together. Check out our Jody Watley / SHALAMAR ™ ‘Backstage’ passes on Youtube by subscribing to both channels. http://www.youtube.com/JodyWatley and http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShalamar
December 28 – Tokyo Billboard Live
December 30 – Osaka Billboard Live
December 31 – Osaka Billboard Live
February 18 New York BB Kings
February 19 – Atlantic City Harrah’s Resort and Casino
February 28 – Oakland, Yoshi’s
More dates to be announced.
June 24 – Washington D.C. The Howard Theater
June 27 – London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park -Let’s Rock London Festival
Concert Booking Inquiries:
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Jody Watley Conversation with Cyrus Webb: Click HERE to Listen to our inspirational and fun chat.
Get the current release PARADISE available at digital outlets worldwide. Remixes are being done for Avitone with the assistance of Bill Coleman and Peace Bisquit out of NYC and being reviewed for the next single ‘DANCER.’
SHOP the Jody Watley Boutique for limited edition items: HERE
The show at Cache Creek Casino and Resort was a sold-out funky party from start to finish. This is a must see concert if you’re in to great music and entertainment. It doesn’t feel like a rote exercise in nostalgia because it’s not – although filled with classics.
The show begins with a rebooted SHALAMAR ™ featuring new young vocalist Paul/Michael Bair and for now renowned choreographer / dancer / vocalist Rosero McCoy. Some people want the thought of a reunion of the classic 3 lineup and of course I understand. The invitation has been extended again from my part – it is on the table whenever the business and creative is sorted, with my former classic 3 members Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett.
This is a different vibe and no one will be disappointed if coming to embrace great entertainment, singing and dancing. At the start, original lead vocalist Gerald Brown “Take That To The Bank” was going to be a part of this new endeavor, however it didn’t work out with him. When that happened, I did reach out to Howard and offer an invitation to join us. He declined and wished me well with it.
This concert begins with SHALAMAR ™ and ends in a funky beat down with some of my signature solo hits and new music from PARADISE including the hit single ‘NIGHTLIFE.’
This is a strong show, not simply because of the hits but because it’s fresh with spot on choreography, chemistry and style. The vocal blend is on point, and Paul’Michael’s tone fits perfectly. The universe always has it’s way.
Check out Backstage Access Series: http://www.youtube.com/jodywatley
Just ADDED the massive UK Festival: LET’S ROCK LONDON June 27, 2015 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Confirmed: 12/12 NYC Private Event
12/28 Tokyo Billboard Live
12/30-31 Osaka Billboard Live
More dates to be announced in 2015. Track Jody Watley and SHALAMAR ™ on Bandsintown : Here
ANNOUNCED FOR 2015: 6/27 Magic Presents: LET’S ROCK LONDON, United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park SHALAMAR ™ http://www.letsrocklondon.com
PARADISE – Candles are sold-out but will be restocked SHOP http://www.jodywatleyboutique.com
Get the PARADISE collection:
Inspired by the disco soul of “PARADISE” we are bringing a full high energy experience of hits including “A Night To Remember”, “Take That To The Bank”, “The Second Time Around”, and progressing with choice Jody Watley classics including “Looking For A New Love”, “Don’t You Want Me” as well as new music.
Oct. 25, 2014 – Washington D.C. DC Chamber Gala & Awards Private Event (Shalamar preview)
Nov. 15, 2014 – The Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA “A Night of Timeless R&B” with Lillo Thomas and The System
Nov. 29, 2014 with Shalamar Cache Creek Casino & Resort
Dec. 29, 2014 with Shalamar Billboard Live Tokyo
Dec. 30-31, 2014 with Shalamar Billboard Live Osaka
UPCOMING JODY WATLEY LIVE CONCERT DATES:
October 25, 2014 : Washington D.C. DC Chamber Gala & Awards
NOVEMBER 15, 2014 – TOWER THEATER “A NIGHT OF TIMELESS R&B FEATURING LILLO THOMAS AND THE SYSTEM Tickets: Here
NOVEMBER 29, 2014 – CACHE CREEK CASINO, SACRAMENTO, CA SHALAMAR FEATURING JODY WATLEY Tickets: Here
DECEMBER 29, 2014 – Disco Nights – BILLBOARD LIVE TOKYO SHALAMAR FEATURING JODY WATLEY Tickets: Here
DECEMBER 30 – 31, 2014 Disco Nights – BILLBOARD LIVE OSAKA, SHALAMAR FEATURING JODY WATLEY Tickets: Here
Booking Contact: email@example.com
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Here are some photo’s from my recent Japan Tour in Osaka and Tokyo at Billboard Live. Stellar shows, fans, staff — my favorite place to perform. Fans really watch and participate in the shows – no one is filming or taking pictures, they respect the policies. When I perform a ballad or speak – they listen, no one talking, this as an artist is greatly appreciated so respectful; no distractions.
It’s In The Music!!
I’m going to miss being with them on my UK appearances as a part of David Gest Presents: Legends of Soul Concert Tour. Hopefully, my abbreviated appearances on this tour will kindle the fire to get us all over to do my dynamic show and present the full Jody Watley live concert experience.
I’m behind on posting clips from my recent sold out shows in Japan at Billboard Live – so here goes. This year’s shows include a sizzling and funky Shalamar medley (of which I was an an original member – still unknown and a surprise to fans who only know my solo work). The reason I’ve worked to include a touch of Shalamar in my shows this time around beyond the theme is more classic hits and beyond – is they fit perfectly with the dance funk hints of disco soul found on a few songs on my forthcoming new album tentatively titled “CHAMELEON” (originally conceived because I’ve always changed and adapted but never tried to blend in) though lately leaning heavily on “My Corner of The Universe”; which is what I continue to carve out through my music and what I hope everyone is able to do joyfully as I do with your own lives.