Welcome April 2019. Monday Wattage

“He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius

Jody Watley Greetings – Welcome April! Wishing everyone a healthy and productive month. Set some goals and smash them.

This month ::

April 19 – London at the chic Under The Bridge Fulham- let’s dance!

April 19 – New UK single ‘Good Good Reason’ Brian Power ft. Jody Watley

April 20 – Amsterdam Melkweg Amsterdam

April 27 – Los Angeles Microsoft Theater Freestyle Festival 15

Jody Watley with Brian Power Give You A Good Good Reason To Love

Via Soulfood Music and SoulHouse Records UK.

GRAMMY WINNING MUSIC LEGEND JODY WATLEY & SOULHOUSE MUSIC’S BRIAN POWER GIVE YOU A GOOD GOOD REASON TO LOVE.

On the heels of Two Top 5 UK Soul Singles “The Mood” and “The Passion”, Grammy winning music legend and former original Shalamar female lead Jody Watley returns with “Good Good Reason” produced by house music’s Brian Power.

This instant groover comes complete Watley’s distinct soul vocals, classic bass, brass, sass and synth riffs in a nu-disco blend of soul ready made for dance floors and radio worldwide.

Look for the Original and Funk mixes ready made to take soul heads into spring summer for seasons to come.

Jody will be in the UK performing and completing Radio promotion to support the single.

 

UK date : FRI APRIL 19TH. UNDER THE BRIDGE , FULHAM

https://www.seetickets.com/event/jody-watley/under-the-bridge-fulham-london/1287342

 

GOOD GOOD REASON

BRIAN POWER Feat JODY WATLEY

LABEL: SOULHOUSE MUSIC

PRODUCER: BRIAN POWER

WRITERS: BRIAN POWER, ANDREA BRITTON, TONI ECONMOMIDES, MIKE PLATO, JODY WATLEY

RELEASE DATE :

TRAXSOURCE : APRIL 12th

MAINSTREAM : APRIL 26th

PROMOTIONS: STEVE RIPLEY // SOULFOOD MUSIC

07702 161290 / SOULFOODMUSICUK@GMAIL.COM

Weekend Wattage and Other Vibes

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

Jody Watley - Natural light

John Havic Gregory Jody Watley Nate Smith SRL Squad

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.

Jody Watley 4 albums Collage IG

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.

Pala Jam 2019 Jody Watley Ev King Sos Band Sold Out

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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Out Now!

The Top 10 Smooth Jazz Single 2018:

Top 3 UK Soul Chart 2018

Brian Power Remix:

Top 2 UK Soul Chart 2018

Jody Watley’s Waiting In Vain Makes Top 100 Year End 2018 Smooth Jazz Network

Doing music I love and continuing to defy odds and boundaries imposed by others often this very business is what’s important to me and most of all to enjoy it all as much as possible in the process .. everything else is always just a bonus.

To you I say – keep exploring and growing .. that’s the beauty and blessing of life.

Jody Watley – It’s In The Music

Like A Holiday in included on this soulful show: Bernie O’Brien Radio Warrington U.K.

Listen to this goodness:

Here’s the playlist
Ashford & Simpson, It seems to hang on (Alex Di Cio Re-Edit)
Kashif, Help yourself to my love
Howard Johnson, Stand Up
Keni Burke, Rising to the top
Sunfire, Young free & Single
Bar-Kays, Open up your heart
Johnnie Taylor, I could never be President
Ericka Yancy, So Good
George Benson, When love comes calling
Al Di Meola, Roller Jubilee
Jermaine Robbins, What you want
L A Young, No one can love you more
Reelsoul feat Rose Windross, We are one
Agapesoul, Kite
Kathy Kosins, Musta put the Voodoo on me (Opolpo Mix)
Darien Dean, Hard 2 put words 2 it
Chelsea Wilson, Real Love
Tilly Grace, Ghetto Superstar
Cool Million, Save your love for me (Album Mix)
Latoiya Williams, One Call
Jody Watley, Like a holiday (Alex Di Cio Mix)
Joseph Malik, Love Bound (Wallace & Morris North Street Remix
The Sound Principle, Heartbreaking
Daisy Hicks, When I’m gone

In Case You Missed It: The Wayne Boucaud Show, Black in 3D Jody Watley Tribute

The David White Show : BBC Essex Selection of Jody Watley House Mixes

 

Current  2018 Music Releases Available at digital outlets and streaming services.

Jody Watley – Like A Holiday (Alex Di Cio’ Remix)

Jody Watley & SRL. – The Passion (Brian Power Remix)

Jody Watley & SRL – The Passion (Alex Di Cio Mix)

Jody Watley & SRL – The Mood (Alex Di Cio Mix)

Jody Watley. Like A Holiday Alex Di Cio’ Remix Available Now.

Like A Holiday Revised Art - Alex Di Cio

Like A Holiday

Written by Jody Watley (Jody Watley Music BMI) and Rodney Lee (Dream Planet Music BMI)

Produced by Jody Watley and Rodney Lee

Additional Remix and Production: Alex Di Cio’

UPC: 193483256238

Genres: Ambient / R&B/Soul / Electronica / Holiday

Label: Avitone Recordings

 

Jody Watley, singer/songwriter/producer/businesswoman and Best New Artist Grammy winner is one of the architects of 21st century pop. 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, Jody Watley forged the template that is now everybody’s playbook.

Since her days as an original member of the group Shalamar, Watley’s entire career is about looking forward, drawing inspiration from personal heroes and iconoclasts who were and are always ten steps ahead of the pack. The Chicago native’s eclectic, hits-filled repertoire – R&B, hip-hop, House, jazz, pop, drum & bass, ambient, spoken-word, disco, soul – spans decades and is built on a positive vision and a strong taste for artistic and aesthetic risk.

2018 was another banner year for Watley ranking as one of the Top 60 Female Artists of All Time; the year produced three diverse hit singles including the jazz makeover of the Bob Marley classic “Waiting In Vain” an American Top 10 Smooth Jazz release.

 

U.K, radio embraced the music of the new branch of her vast musical tree Jody Watley & SRL (Soul Revolution Love) with two Top 5 UK Soul Chart Singles. (“The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ Mix and the Number 3 The Passion also remixed by Di Cio’).

 

SRL is Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy along with a squad of dancers and musicians.\

On the heels of the announcement by AGMP concerts that Jody Watley will do her first UK Tour in over two decades in April 2019, up close and personal: 17th Glasgow (Oran Mor), 18th (Manchester Gorilla) and 19th London (Under The Bridge).

Jody Watley closes out 2018 with the lyrically timely holiday release “Like A Holiday” Alex Di Cio’ Remix. Watley describes the single as the soothing feeling of a warm beverage by the fire, and then I’ll be back with more up-tempo burners in 2019 to coincide with the tour.”