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 Dancer. Live Concert Trailer

Nothing like a Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded concert — Watch!

 

 

 

 

DANCER on SoulBounce. Jody Watley Comes To Slay

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

NEW on SoulBounce
WATCH: @JodyWatley Comes To Slay In Her ‘Dancer’ Visuals http://bit.ly/WatleyDancer ‪#‎JodyWatley‬ ‪#‎RoseroInc‬ ‪#‎ShalamarReloaded‬‪#‎SRL‬

Interesting observations..

 

Many thanks to Soulbounce for continuing to be supportive with my musical evolution and endeavors.

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley. The Making of Dancer.

A concept video takes an idea and focuses on that, in this instance I wanted it to be about the dancers and dance and the freedom of movement interspersed with choreography – it’s not a traditional video which is why I’m not performing the song..and why it’s not the full version of the song, rather a dub mix which suits the dance and concept.

As well – I wanted to do a raw video without fancy lighting, nothing slick and overly stylized; but in a dance studio just like the kids were taking a class or having a party for a sense of authenticity.

If you don’t know by now, I’m an artist that likes to flip the script; not in a controversial way but rather always in a way that reflects where I’m at and not being chained by expectation or past history…always forward.

 

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Watch now! For the dancer in all of us!! Here

 

 

 

 

DANCER. Jody Watley Update.

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

 

Over 300K views on Facebook – thanks to everyone sharing!

NewNowNext Review: Here

Poptastic Confessions: Here 

 

UPCOMING:

Billboard Live Tokyo: January 18-19

Billboard Live Osaka: January 21

The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles: January 29

SAP Centre San Jose / Freestyle Explosion: February 12

Orleans Arena Las Vegas: February. 13 / Freestyle Explosion

Miami Bank United Center: February 26 / Freestyle Explosion

Orlando CFE Arena: February 27 / Freestyle Explosion

 

“PARADISE” EP  – RE-RELEASE COMING JANUARY 2016

TO CELEBRATE THE ROXY SHOW – AND JODY WATLEY BIRTHDAY

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Media Requests: Tom Estey PR

Jody Watley. Dancer and Concert Review.

The new post on Poptastic Confessions’ year end review which included ‘DANCER” in 2015, is wrapped up by a review from a concert goer (first timer) from our concerts at Yoshi’s New Year’s Eve 3 day run at Yoshi’s. I would love to see the single featured on one of the dance shows and an ad campaign – it’s perfect…just putting it out there to the universe.

See what they had to say about Jody Watley and the new Shalamar Reloaded, click to read it on:  Poptastic Confessions

 

DANCER Video:

Video shares of the concept dance video directly from my Facebook/JodyWatleyOfficial have surpassed 300K views in a week.

Watch on Youtube – Get Your DanceOn!! :

Jody Watley ‘Dancer’ on NewNowNext

I’m not generally an artist that gets hyped on views and that sort of thing..but I must say it’s a great feeling to see how quickly ‘Dancer’ has spread throughout Facebook – with over 200,000 views in 5 days. For a veteran artist..this must be some sort of record. The thing that made me happiest as well was the mother from Australia who’s 7 year old son Ollie or as he wants to be called “Bboy Elite” saw the video…and then watched over and over leading to him wanted her to film him dancing to the music of ‘Dancer’ so I could see it (watch it on my Facebook.com/JodyWatleyOfficial). That is what the song is about, the concept of the video – lose yourself – get IN the music.

It’s pretty cool to see this feature on popular music blog NewNowNext – see what they have to say: Here