Jody Watley. London – A Long Time Coming.

Though I’ve performed in London a hand full of times over the past 32 years of my solo career – it’s an understatement to say it was a long time coming to finally bring my comprehensive concert experience to the U.K.  The venue ‘Under The Bridge’ was ambient, chic and state of the art – the perfect setting for this personally monumental occasion. Kudos to AGMP Concerts for the choice.

The music journey into sound was full of Jody Watley solo hits, a couple of Shalamar classics joined by Nate Allen Smith of SRL,, an acoustic tribute to George Michael and 4Hero ( performing our collaboration ‘Bed of Roses’), some house music from my repertoire as well as the recent two Top 5 UK Soul Chart hits ‘The Mood’ and ‘The Passion’ – capped off with my new single with DJ/Producer Brian Power ‘Good Good Reason.’ The visual wall was everything  and a special thank you to Ray Easmon for the epic designs.

To anyone who didn’t make it – a great time was missed and because I’m rarely there..it meant even more for those who turned out, showed me love from start to finish – not to mention the lovely Wattage crew I met in the meet and greet – thank you!

Thank you to my squad, SRL, band (including a few brilliant UK based musicians)  – Steve Ripley at Soulfood Music for the key radio promotions as well.

 

With Ronnie Herel Mi-Soul Radio – probing interview (he was curious about Shalamar) and lots of music from my catalog, included the new single with Brian Power “Good Hood Reason”

Fun interview.. I streamed the full video live on Facebook. Great song selection. The U.K. radio DJ’s know their music beyond the obvious hit singles – I love that.

With Mike Vitti – Mi-Soul Radio.

With June Furlong Solar Radio.

Visual backdrops were epic courtesy of Ray Easmon.

 

 

Much more photos and video to come!

Jody Watley and SRL. Thank you to UK Radio.

“The Passion” recap we reached Number 3 UK Soul with our followup to the Number Two Β hit “The Mood” to start off the year and wind down here in the fall.

Jody Watley & SRL are still receiving heavy support and airplay be it the Alex di Cio Mix or the new Brian Power Deep House Music Remix Β on:

BBC Bristol

BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Devon

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Jersey

BBC Radio Wiltshire

BBC Somerset

Delite Radio

GFM

Jazz FM

JFS Radio

Mi-Soul Radio

New Big City Radio

Radio Sandwell

Solar Radio

Soul Central Radio

Soul Radio UK

Soultrain Radio

Starpoint Radio

Time 107.5 Essex

TSOL Radio

Thank you to all of the DJ’s, stations and fans calling in to request “The Passion”!!