Jody Watley. Detroit Sound Board with Tony Tone Toni Recap.

Jody Watley with Tony! Toni! Tone! for the second time, for another funky fabulous and stylish evening.

Loved the venue, totally state of the art! Lots of positive feedback on my various social media pages and as always I appreciate those who come out and support the live music experience. The audience was reserved at first, a sense of ‘judgement’ is always in the air especially with a certain demographic.. some people who come to judge me (what’s she giving? is she any good? what does she look like…. and of course SRL who join me on a couple of my Shalamar classics before we move on. Nate is also a show man and the combination of Nate with John ‘Havic’ Gregory is a hit with fans loving the new vibes.. in the end they always end up having a good time, and receiving the positive vibes. Visit my Instagram and Facebook pages for more some of the fan videos I’ve shared.

Admittedly, I have a certain dislike for people being on their phones and filming the show..short snippets are ok, good angles preferred. In this case many did capture the full stage rather than zooming in on just me. What I know is most are always surprised I don’t just come out and sing my hits..I bring a level of production, glamour, spontaneity and a lot of heart and some inspiration added in.

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Pre-Show with D’wayne Wiggins & Tony! Toni! Tone!

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Ready to take the stage – Wattage!

Jody Watley & SRL Sound Board 2019

Jody Watley & SRL 2019. Detroit. Sound Board, ready to bring the heat!

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Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory. SRL 2019. 

Jody Watley SRL and Band

Wonderful and stylish band. Roland Hamilton, Wallace Butts, John ‘Havic Gregory (SRL), Nate Allen Smith (SRL), Naz Chambi, Keith Eaddy, Kerry Griffin all a part of the collective.

 

Jody Watley Backdrop Sound Board Detroit

 

Jody Watley Sound Board Detroit 2019

 

Jody Watley 2019 Live Capture Sound Board Detroit

Jody Watley and SRL Sound Board Detroit

Disco fabulous soul (joining me for a couple of my Shalamar hits) and contemporary new soul with SRL our UK Soul hits (The Mood, The Passion Alex Di Cio Mixes)

 

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Singing one of my classic hits ‘Everything’ after receiving beautiful roses.

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Not just a solo debut.. a multiple Grammy nominee, Grammy winning solo debut – so I always have to do it justice..this show does it best.. timeless imagery.

Jody Watley Solo Debut Intro Sound Board Live 2019

Delivering – Classic Jody Watley with a modern edge as always.

Jody Watley Naz Chambi Sound Board

Jody Watley Stage 2019 Soind Board Detroit

Jody Watley Roses Sound Board After show

Taking time to smell the roses after the concert.

Up next San Antonio, Texas – Jo Long Theatre at The Carver; it will be our last show of 2019, though I will be doing 3 California holiday performances in ‘The Colors of Christmas” with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and Ben Vereen.

Jody Watley & SRL will pick it up again as a collective in 2020.

Jody Watley Tulsa Soul Fest Recap

The event, originally an outdoor event was moved indoors to the Cox Business Center. It was a beautiful thing to see a music event with major sponsors to make it a free city family friendly concert and also be in celebration of  Tulsa’s own former NBA player and respected jazz musician Waymon Tisdale. I performed ‘Skin Deep’ in celebration of Tisdale because I’d done two Smooth Jazz Cruises around the time of the original release of “Midnight Lounge” – the message was appropriate as well.

It was really special to see The Whispers, my former label mates from back in my Shalamar, Solar Records years..Scotty with the classic response!

 

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Hotel suite – on my way straight to stage.

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SRL (Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory’) are ready too! A quick photo before heading to Cox Business Center.

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I don’t throw ‘legendary’ around casually – this is pretty epic if you know the history of hits here. Jody Watley // Shalamar // Solar Galaxy of Stars Tour// The Whispers

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Always – Own it.

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Making it a night to remember — with Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory 

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Up Next October t:

October 13 – Detroit Soundboard Motor City Casino with Tony Toni Tony

October 19 –  San Antonio  Jo Long Theater

Jody Watley and SRL. The Passion Brian Power Remix Review

Jody Watley and SRL The Passion Brian Power Remix Cover Art copy

Check out the review of the Brian Power remix of “The Passion” Jody Watley & SRL on SoulandJazzandFunk.com 

 

Jody Watley and SRL. The Passion SonicSoul Review Germany

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Jody Watley & SRL “The Passion” Alex Di Cio Mix single review on German music magazine SonicSoul. Read it: SonicSoul

Building new international music bridges one release at a time.

SRL..what does it mean? Soul Revolution Love.

Jody Watley and SRL Score Second Number 1 on British Radio

Jody Watley & SRL continue to burn up the UK soul radio scene with a second Number 1 single on popular station Solar Radio with “The Passion.”

SRL which means Soul Revolution Love has definitely begun a movement for our own brand of contemporary soul music.

Jody Watley and SRL Top 20 Soul Connoisseurs Chart

 

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Jody Watley and SRL added this week to ace UK station Mi-Soul Radio move to 8 on their Soul Connoisseurs Top 20.

Listen and discover new sounds:  Soul Connoisseurs Top 20

Jody Watley Billboard Live Tokyo 2018 In Concert Photos

It’s always a joy to come to perform and share the love with everyone. I feel very blessed to have these opportunities. Billboard Live staff is fantastic as well which also makes everything go smoothly.

Chic and Disco Fabulous – Shalamar Act 3 Of Show

Jody Watley Solo Act 1 Of Show

Jody Watley and SRL. Photography courtesy of Billboard Live.

Jody Watley Talks To Cliff James Soul On Sheppey

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Jody Watley and SRL. Score First UK Soul Top 5 Single.

It’s nice to hear “The Mood” Alex Di Ciò Remix on the U.K. Soul Top 20 Countdown at Number 2!

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Another reminder and one of my life mantras- “though you may have doubters, just don’t let one of them be you…Proceed and Succeed.”

ICYMI. Radio Tea With Jody Watley and British Soul Radio.

 

Over the past few weeks with the success of “The Mood” on UK Soul Radio I’ve had a few quality, informative and fun conversations on a variety of shows, and shown a lot of love in the process.

Listen again or for the first time as I chat with:

Steve King on Starpoint Radio:

John Leech BBC Essex:

Gary Spence, Sweet Rhythms Show: