Weekend Wattage and Other Vibes

Always find your best light..and often it will find you.

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Jody Watley & SRL squad – John “Havic” Gregory and Nate Allen Smith.

 

Soundcheck vibes “The Passion” in Philly last Saturday – Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss uploads!

 

Over on Instagram, really loved the comments in this post..hearing what Jody Watley Music was on playlists..originated by a fan who shared what he was listening to from 4 of of my albums. If you stopped at the first two and most commercial albums..you really are missing a lot of great music. Mix it up. Though streaming sucks for artists – I still recommend them for listening and checking out music you may have missed..and then go buy (download) to your collections. Read some of the comments to check out the diverse range..I love it when the deep cuts are mentioned..that’s a real music appreciator for any artist to go beyond the radio.

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This concert for March 23, 2019 Pala Jam, San Diego at the The Pala Resort and Casiono is now – SOLD OUT. This will be one funky night of music classics.

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Jody Watley On Youtube. New Updates.

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My  “Playlists” will continue to evolve. It’s also a discovery for me with clips like this one from renowned choreographer Brian Friedman that I’d never see,

You can find clips like this on the Fan Made Playlist 

Jody Watley. Music and Life. The Tough Decisions.

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Navigating life and career.  Ended 2018 having to make a difficult business decision after a year of contemplation and coming to terms with hard realizations. There are times in life personally and professionally in order to continue to grow, it’s necessary to make changes, and allow others to do the same.  In the tough decisions especially for entrepreneurs or those with whom you’ve had a close relationship and the lines may have been blurred it’s even harder it will be taken personally when it’s not. Business is business and it’s wise to always keep that in mind.

Often the only person who can see a vision is you, it’s not a cold hearted thing, it’s the ongoing evolution of being and willingness to step out of comfort zones- not everyone is going to be on that same page or path. Never one to shy away from my instincts is something to never fear or avoid – no matter how difficult. Stay stagnant, rigid and stuck – or keep pushing for new levels. You never know until you try and do is also one of my life mantras.

Being able to be close to home to be there and present for my ailing Mom continues to be a priority in the midst of the music, just as it was when I was raising my daughter and son. I’ve cut back on some travel and concerts such as putting off shows in Glasgow and Manchester to make sure I’m never too far away. The process continues to push me into an even more reflective mode about life in general. One of the things my Mom has said when talking to one of her doctors on a bad day and through pain that really resonates “..no matter what, I’m happy to still be here..fighting..” – words to live by.

If you see that I’m coming to your city – don’t miss it. As an artist never been one to do a ton of dates to begin with it’s always a quality over quantity always – that keeps it fun. 2019 will include select dates, some of the schedule has had to be revised, always an experience of good vibes, memories, creating new ones and inspiration.

Stay tuned for info on upcoming new music projects as well!

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The Top 10 Smooth Jazz Single 2018:

Top 3 UK Soul Chart 2018

Brian Power Remix:

Top 2 UK Soul Chart 2018

Jody Watley Confirmed Concerts Update.

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Jody Watley Art by Shawn West.

Jody Watley, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer/independent label owner and style icon is one of the architects of 21st century Pop/R&B/Dance music.

From her groundbreaking marriage of rap & R&B (1987’s “Friends,” a collaboration with hip-hop legends Eric B. & Rakim) to her vision-forward marriage of high fashion, street fashion and music in the ‘80s (long before it became the norm), to her fusion of jazz and underground club culture with keen pop instincts, and the ease with which she crossed and still crosses genre, Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

Listed as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Female Artists and Top Dance Artists of All Time in 2018; Winner of the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, Jody Watley’s entire career has been about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts always ten steps ahead of the pack since her days as the original female lead and sound of the group Shalamar. The Chicago native’s eclectic repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word – is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk. The Jody Watley concert experience is an energetic thoughtful music journey in any format from the full comprehensive concert, pop freestyle, 80’s, 90’s, intimate jazz, love and soul, to her Shalamar disco funk days to the new UK hits with SRL..there’s something for everyone depending on the configuration and event.”

Upcoming:

January 26 – Microsoft Theater Los Angeles 80’s Weekend #7 with OMD, The Bangles, Bananarama and more: Tickets

March 9 – Philadelphia, Keswick Theater (opener for Tony Toni Tony) : Tickets

March 23 – Pala Jam, Pala Resort and Casino with The S.O.S Band and Evelyn “Champagne” King : Tickets

April 19 – London, Under The Bridge : Tickets

April 20 – An Evening With Presents Jody Watley & Shalamar Reloaded : Tickets

April 27 – Freestyle Festival 15 Anniversary with Taylor Dayne, Lisa Lisa and more : Tickets and Info

More dates TBA

Listen Again. Jody Watley and Mike Vitti on Mi-Soul Radio UK.

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Mi-Soul Radio Three Parter with Mike Vitti on Mi-Soul Radio – Beginnings, Shalamar, Solo into the Now: Listen Now!

Youth and Beyond
Shalamar Years Tidbits
Solo and Into The Now
Get tickets for my first intimate UK Tour Celebrating Decades In The Mix!:  Here 

UK Soul Chart 2018 Top 100 on Spotify

“The Mood” Jody Watley and SRL (Alex Di Cio’ Extended Mix) is included on a rich and soulful Top 100 with a range of new and fellow heritage artists with new music; Toni Braxton, Peabo Bryson, Will Downing.

In America R&B has morphed into Hip-Hop in terms of commercial support on radio and with younger fans. Thankfully, the U.K. Soul Chart is strictly as it says – Soul.

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Jody Watley 2019 Greetings and Updates.

Wishing you the very best of 2019.. surviving the twists and turns, creating new goals each day come what may. Think of every day as a gift. Sometimes you will have to make to make tough decisions for growth as well as always be in alignment with the right atmosphere and those who share similar goals.

Keep moving forward-Always find your best light with those who keep the glow shining bright.

Coming up:

January 26 Los Angeles Microsoft Theater

March 9 Philadelphia Keswick Theater with Tony, Toni, Tone’

March 23 San Diego Pala Resort and Casino with The Sos Band and Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King.

April 17 Glasgow, Oran Mor

April 18 Manchester, Gorilla

April 19 London, Under The Bridge

April 20 Amsterdam, Melkweg

More dates TBA

All new and classic music available at digital outlets and streaming services worldwide. Listen again or for the first time.