Jody Watley. New BTS Video on Youtube.

Last weeks performance of one of my solo Pop/R&B classic hits was one of the best of the countless times I’ve performed it over the decades. My voice still retains it’s unique resonance and tone – though time has given it more depth. In soundcheck, I usually like to break the songs down to either piano and vocals, acoustic and so on before we bring all of the instruments in. There’s something more intimate that happens when the listener is just with voice and a lone instrument. No frills, vocal gymnastics and distractions – just the lyric and delivery to really touch a person in a different way.

Here’s a snippet from soundcheck of “Everything.” Make sure to subscribe to the Official Jody Watley YouTube channel : Subscribe

Coming up in August a variety of concerts and appearances – two with my full band and show August 16 New York, Sony Hall August 17 opening for Jeffrey Osborne in Atlanta Mable House Barnes Amphitheater.

 

As well if you’re in Honolulu September 7 – don’t miss a very special Jody Watley ‘Unplugged.’

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Jody Watley Goes Unplugged For Exclusive Blue Note Hawaii Performance

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Very excited to have the opportunity to do a full ‘Unplugged’ performance – hits and stories to share!  Be there: Tickets 

Versatile Wattage and Artistry.

Jody Watley. Summerheat.

Friday July 19 on Staten Island was super hot, nearly 100 degrees in the shade at City Parks Presents Summerstage Corporal Thompson Park. Thanks to all the braved the sweltering temperature to enjoy classic disco vinyl spun by Joey Carvello from Mobile Monday’s and international Queen Of Waacking Princess Lockeroo who gave lessons on how to werk it.

Jody Watley & SRL

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Jody Watley – 2019 Summerstage Staten Island. Photography by Sean Jamar.

After slaying a set that leaned more heavily on the disco theme which meant a bit more of my Shalamar repertoire than usual we had an early start to Bethesda. Loved the train ride.. always nice to have a moment of pause looking out at the scenery.

 

Traveling band..it makes all the difference to enjoy the company you keep while on the road handing business.

Soundcheck:

The setlist featured a few deep cuts like Skin Deep from the critically acclaimed “Midnight Lounge” full length, “Precious Love” “Nightlife” the classic soul Soulpersona mix with a nod to the late great Phyllis Hyman. Also on the set was current single collaboration with Brian Power “Good Good Reason.”

Up next – Summer 2019::

August 10 – TBA

August 16 – New York, NY Sony Hall – Jody Watley Sony Hall NYC Tickets

August 17 – Atlanta, GA Mable House Barnes Amphitheater with Jeffrey Osborne

August 24 – Bakersfield, CA – Groove 99.3 and Pacific Concert Group Presents Summer Bash – Tickets

August 31 – Lincoln, CA World One Presents Rewind Funk & Soul Thunder Valley Outdoor Amphitheater with Morris Day & The Time and more! Tickets

September 7 – Honolulu, Hawaii Blue Note : Jody Watley – Unplugged

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Get Your Tickets! A Summer Of Soul, Music and Style.

Support the current releases “Good Good Reason”, “The Passion” “The Mood” and other Jody Watley, Jody Watley & SRL music gems available at all digital outlets.

Jody Watley Summer Concerts 2019

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Bringing some summer style and sunshine in the following cities:

June 22 – Blue Note Napa –  Tickets 

July 19 – Summer Stage Corporal Thompson Park New York (Free Event – City Sponsor)

July 20 – Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club – Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love!! Tickets

August 17 – Opening for Jeffrey Osborne Atlanta Mable House Barnes Amphitheater : Tickets

August 24  – TBA

August 31 – Rewind Funk and Soul Festival featuring Morris Day & The Time Thunder Valley Amphitheater Sacramento

Sept. 7 – Blue Note Hawaii – Unplugged Tickets

 

All New Music Available at Digital Outlets Worldwide right along with the classics!

Monday Musings and Wattage.

Wishing you all a positive and productive start to the week. Go out and kick some ass!

Get Tickets:

June 22 – Blue Note Napa “An Evening Of Love, Jazz, and Soul” Tickets and Info

July 19 – Staten Island NYC Summerstage Stage Corporal Thompson Park (Free City Sponsored Event)

July 20 – Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club :: Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love

August 17 – Mable House Barnes Amphitheater Atlanta with Jeffrey Osborne

August 31 – Rewind Funk and Soul

Sacramento CA Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater with Morris Day & The Time and more!

September 7 – Blue Note Hawaii Unplugged

October 13 – Detroit, Soundboard Motor City Casino with Tony! Toni! Tone!

More dates TBA!

The current single “Good Good Reason” Brian Power featuring Jody Watley Out Now!

Just Announced. Concert Updates.

Versatile and never disappoints in any format.

Just announced: Jody Watley returns to Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club July 20, 2019 – Celebrating 30 Years of Real Love!  Tickets

 

Blue Note Hawaii: Blue Note Hawaii September 7, 2019 “Jody Watley – Unplugged”

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Jody Watley Blue Note Hawaii Unplugged

 

Tickets on Sale:

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded. Blue Note Hawaii in Review.

The concerts at Blue Note Hawaii are in the books now. We all left the island feeling full of joy from the experience. We met some wonderful people and some of the shows were absolutely transcendent experiences. Some of the fans shared what the shows meant – even those who came in skeptical about Shalamar Reloaded. We know there are those who come to judge us – sitting with crossed arms. Before they know it they are caught up and having an outstanding time and impressed with the show and presentation..before we head into Jody Watley world in the show. It’s about love and embracing who you are on this journey of life. That is our message. It’s more than a concert – it’s a life affirming experience.

Thanks again Blue Note Hawaii, a wonderful staff  and all who came out for being great and making us feel so welcomed.

While we were in Honolulu, Nate, Rosero and I also hung and and ate good food and had fun conversations and laughs..we also had two days of early calls to film a new music video for ‘The Mood’ which will be on the forthcoming “Bridges” collection.

Not long after we arrived – I saw the most beautiful rainbow of my life..it soon turned into a double rainbow. For me, it was a heaven sent message from the universe to stay focused on the positive and there is always a higher power and force in control.

Forward.

 

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Stunning. What a welcome to Honolulu and view from my suite. The most beautiful rainbow.

 

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Rainbows. Jody Watley.

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Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded take on Honolulu..With Rosero and Nate..on the main street after we arrived. Good vibes.

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Opening Night – Blue Note Hawaii during Shalamar Reloaded set.

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Breakfast at Dukes in the Outrigger Waikiki, gorgeous setting right on the beach.

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I love lace the wrap I bought from my friend Franne Goldes new boutique! Support your friends! http://www.frannegolde.com

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Purple Rain. Appolonia Kotero in the house.

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How could he doubt it would be less than stellar?! All good!

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Hanging in Honolulu.

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Rey is a new fan of Shalamar Reloaded,and big fan of mine, he’s worked with Beyonce, Monica,Brandy and more. Really cool guy.

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Shun Naka flew in from Japan.

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With staff from Hawaii Five-O and Blue Note Hawaii’s Martha Seroogy

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Jody Watley.”Peace is always in fashion” Custom Jacket by Allison Rohan, Brooklyn NYC – Fan Photo

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Jody Watley joined in finale by Shalamar Reloaded and dance squad.

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Lei.

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Jody Watley. Shalamar Reloaded. Band: Sam Sims, Levi Seacer Jr., Rodney Lee, Kerry Griffin. Dance Sqaud: Angela, Athena, Jerome and Dylan of Honolulu. Blue Note Hawaii.

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The Mood. Video – it’s a wrap with Q Burdette and Shalamar Reloaded – found a cool spot on another island for food!

 

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Jody Watley. The moon and the sky. Gratitude and Joy.

 

Aloha and Mahalo!

Until next time 🙂

 

Photo’s – All rights Reserved Jody Watley and Avid Music Inc. 2016