Saturday Greetings. Jody Watley Update

Happening this month – Blue Note Napa

January 27. Timeless!

I’ll be performing some of my favorites and fan requested songs from The Saturday Night Experience Volume 1, Midnight Lounge and The Makeover and of course a few hits to round out the evening.

A celebration of life and music.

Jody Watley and SRL Sound Snippet from Forthcoming Bridges

Weigh On You. Ambient nu-soul a short snippet from our forthcoming “Bridges” project.

Stay tuned.

New Illustration in Gallery by JDeluxe

Illustration by JDeluxe via Instagram based on Jody Watley photography by Michel Comte for Vanity Fair Magazine

January and New Beginnings.

Every day of life offers new opportunities to begin anew, be it a goal, dream or outlook on life. Embrace your journey.

My birthday month is January of course and on the heels of “Like A Holiday” I’m still feeling creative and inspired. Hence, something exciting on the solo front – while putting finishing touches on my group SRL debut endeavor “Bridges.”

Up next: Blue Note Napa – two special birthday concerts “Timeless.”

A few tickets remain. Tickets

A Jody Watley Milestone Release

Originally released January 6,1987. The American Jody Watley debut solo single for the former original female lead of the group Shalamar was Written by Jody Watley and Andre Cymone and Produced by Andre Cymone and David Z. “Looking For A New Love” went on to become the first Jody Watley Number One solo single R&B and Dance and first Top 5 single remained at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 kept out of Number because of the U2 single “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” for 4 weeks.

Watley’s debut mega hit single also started the pop culture phenomenon phrase “Hasta La Vista Ba-by” later used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the blockbuster film “The Terminator”

The styling and free spirit funky self styled Watley in the music video filmed in London by Brian Grant was also widely seen as trendsetting. The single was Grammy and American Music Awards nominated. The single also made history in 2005 when it was re-recorded, remixed by top DJ/ producers and rereleased through Peace Bisquit, Curve and Watley’s Avitone for the contemporary dance market. The single again vaulted to Number One -the first song to reach that status in two separate decades according to Billboard Magazine. Not bad for someone a lot of people assumed would fail lol. To everyone I always encourage – “You will have many doubters, just don’t let one of them be you-always believe in yourself and your personal happiness and peace of mind.”

Thankful.

New Additions To The Jody Watley Art Gallery

Jody Watley Solo Debut Performance by Suzy Umman – 2018

Jody Watley Warhol Inspiration by Shawn West

Jody Watley pencil sketches from 1986 by Aaron Stoney King posted to Facebook January 2018.

Jody Watley Classic Photo Of The Day London Sunday Times Magazine

Did someone say National Bird Day?!

Photo is Polaroid – an interview and feature session from the London Sunday Times in the 90’s, my co-star was a beautiful bird that belonged to the photographer.