Jody  Watley and SRL with Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza  Mike Piazza, Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy. #JodyWatley #SRL

Mike Piazza and his lovely wife were on attendence at our Blues Alley concerts. He said he was a longtime fan of mine-who knew?! 

Jody Watley Tokyo. The Mood and More

I’m off to Tokyo solo this week. Best Hit’s Meets 80’s will find me performing with the Tokyo Philharmonic  and then I’ll be a special guest artist at popular Japanese DJ Osshy Disco Party.


Returning to Yoshi’s Oakland the SRL (Shalamar Reloaded) November 11, 2016 – it will be another party..and it’s awesome to build a new base for us and add our new music each time.



Get your tickets early ( here ) for Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Presented by GoldenVoice The Roxy Theater show January 28, 2017 —  it’s a another celebration of my birthday..and more new music and beyond  – join our growing social community..more than a concert fans are saying it’s an experience!

Get IN The Mood. Single Available at all digital outlets for download and streaming.

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Jody Watley ART. New To The Gallery.

Mixed Media by M. LA Girdam.. revealed this art of me spanning 3 decades of my solo career over a series of posts on Instagram. Phenomenal. He noted how I’d inspired him..which in turn inspires me – cycles of life.

Each of us has the ability to inspire and be inspired in many ways. As I’ve gotten older it’s a part of my music, choices and existence in entertainment – as a human being first and foremost that I really cherish. We are all a good one.


Jody Watley and SRL. Chat it Up with Roland Martin on News One Now.


Always keeping it real, and real informed Roland Martin on News One Now. TV One Network (Oct. 14, 2016)

Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Perform The Mood First Time on Live Television



It was a Washington D.C, takeover! Television, Concerts, Radio and New Single Release. #SRL #JodyWatley


It was early and we were performing this for the first time..after nearly missing the show being stuck in traffic. All in all – a good time was had by everyone! I’m thrilled at the reception and enthusiasm for me as a veteran solo artist and to parlay that goodwill to this new group is very fulfilling. The Mood – is great!

Watch our interview and performance: : WUSA9 Great Day Washington

Grammy Award Winner Jody Watley Talks DC Shows and New Single The mood on ABC7 DC



A selfie with on air personality and host Julie Wright. ABC7 News Channel 8 Good Morning Washington


Watch the interview: Here 

Celebrating My Son. Arie.


With my son – Arie.

I chose this photo to post in celebrating the birthday of my son because this moment in our lives mark another pivotal moment. Arie had never had a haircut..he was born with so much hair..a nice afro – it was so full it looked like a wig! Both of my children have a lot of hair. Lauren’s was in the middle of her back by age 4…same thing people would ask ‘is she wearing a wig?’ For the isn’t true people of people don’t grow hair.

I’d seen one boy with locks and thought it would be cool to do that to Arie’s hair. I started him with braids and then began the locking process. His locks received so much attention..strangers would want to touch it, cue Solange Knowles ‘Don’t Touch My Hair” because it is odd when strangers want to touch your hair, and even more a child. Arie would occasionally be teased by students..’do you wash it?’ Of course – it’s hair!

By the end of junior high, he’d had enough and I’d see them around the house. “What are you doing to your locks?”  Arie was slowly cutting them – he was over them. He played AAU basketball and wanted to look more collegiate he said. I could tell he was ready for a change. There are moments in our lives no matter how young or old we are..change becomes necessary. We feel it, we know it. The thing is to embrace change – don’t fight it.

Cutting his hair prior to the start of high school was probably more emotional for me. Hair carries a lot of energy and I was so accustomed to seeing his lion mane. I saved some  of them in a ziplock and then made an appointment for his first trip to the barbershop.

From that point, it seems time really flew as he became a young man..junior varsity and varsity hoopster..then college student off to NYC. His interest is business and finance. Arie is a hard worker too. Instilling a strong work ethic in both is something to be proud of.

We have to allow our children to grow and be who they want to be while giving them the proper tools and foundation while raising them. Cherish the moments at each stage, time goes fast.

I love both my children more than words can convey. Being their Mom is the jewel of my life. Keeps me grounded..even though they no longer live at home. I value our relationship, and the fact they keep teaching me things too.


I still can’t believe Arie can grow a beard!

Happy Birthday Arie!! I love you beyond the unigalagalala-unigalaxy!