Jody Watley. November Update.

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In case you’ve missed posts – out now is the new single and video “The Mood” from my new group SRL – Shalamar Reloaded featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. We formed in 2015 and have performed countless sold-out concerts in the USA to rave reviews, Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), Brazil, London (Let’s Rock London, Happy Day Music Festival), Netherlands (Amsterdam’s Melkweg). We just did 2 TV shows in Washington DC as a group (WUSA9 and Roland Martin NewsOneNow), I did 2 solo TV appearances (Fox5DC and ABC7 Good Day Washington). There are numerous blog reviews and interviews like this one on ABCNews RadioOnline, and our second special aired on SIRIUSXM ‘The Groove’ with BK Kirkland October 29. Get in The Mood – iTunes

My most recent solo release is the critically acclaimed “Paradise” as well as ‘Dancer’ Remixes available at digital outlets worldwide. I’d still like to do a video for ‘Sanctuary’ and or ‘The Dawn.’ In this era there really are no rules with regard to releasing music and how long a project lives in the social realm. Youtube is the place for video releases no more waiting for networks to play it. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: Here I’m still amazed at how behind the times some fans remain in how they discover and keep up with artists they like – speaking of veteran artists like me primarily. We live in an information age..but some don’t use tools of reading and research no matter the topic to keep up or simply get informed.

After performing with Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony I’m inspired to make my next solo release symphonic. It will take time and I’ll probably do a crowd-funding for it due to the nature of recording a project like that. Stay tuned. As well, check out my recent collaborations with Dam-Funk from his ‘Invite The Light’ collection (Virtuous Progression) and French Horn Rebellion (Dancing Out, Cold Enough)..and I’ll keep you posted on my recent recorded duet ‘A Million Miles” with folk artist and sculptor Peter Harper (brother of Ben Harper).

 

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DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Get taken away to PARADISE: iTunes DANCER Concept Video: Watch it Here

Up Next:

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November 11 Yoshi’s Oakland  it’s a new show from the last time we were there one of the exciting changes is the SRL set is now more focused on our own new music and my solo set has also changed -it’s hotter than ever. Tickets

Dec. 17, 2016 – Riverside Casino & Gold Resort Riverside Iowa

January 28. Golden Voice Presents Jody Watley and SRL  Tickets Now on Sale for my return to The Roxy Theatre for another birthday concert party – Tickets

Billboard Live Tokyo Feb. 6 – 7 , 2017

Billboard Live Osaka Feb. 9, 2017

 

Keep it movin’ forward!

Jody Watley. Everlasting.

“Don’t let the worst of life, get the best of you..stay everlasting..sometimes you win, sometimes you lose..gotta stay up – stay everlasting.” I just posted this on my Soundcloud page. Beautiful for a reflective Sunday or any day. ‘Everlasting” was on the CD version of “Paradise.” My company Avitone may have to make this commercially available for digital release. Good vibes, uplifting song.

I have to thank the tons of fans on Twitter and Facebook who have posted so many positive and encouraging words in support and ultimate understanding of my blog post “To Those It May Concern.” There were also quite a few priceless .gifs and memes on Twitter. I wanted to share them all.

Upcoming:

Oct. 8 Atlanta Pride, Piedmont Park

Oct. 14-16 Blues Alley Washington D.C.

Oct. 28-29 Tokyo Japan Best Hits 80’s Meets Symphony, Tokyo Dome City Hall

Nov 11. Yoshi’s Oakland

Just Announced. Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Add Hawaii to Summer Dates

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Jody Watley. Photography Albert Sanchez

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Nate Smith, Jody Watley, Rosero McCoy.

 

 

Just announced June 25 Jody Watley added to Summer Jam in San Diego Valley View Casino Center

August 17-20 Blue Note Honolulu

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Watch the new O.R.I.G.in.A.L video

 

DANCER. Concept Video

 

Listen on Apple and Spotify. Buy it on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets worldwide.

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Paradise Returns.

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The critically acclaimed 2014 “Paradise” EP has returned to digital outlets worldwide. The physical CD quickly sold out via the Jody Watley Boutique.  Get this modern disco soul ambient electronica gem. “Paradise” features the Top 5 UK Commercial Pop Single “Nightlife” which also appeared in the Billboard Dance Top 20. If you rated or left a review, make sure to do so again because all of the data went when my label Avitone took it down by choice. “Paradise” also includes what has become a favorite live in concert life and celebration of home and an environment of love, “Sanctuary” produced by Soulpersona out of the UK as well as the original of the hot dance single and popular viral video “Dancer” another in concert fan favorite.

 

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Jody Watley. DANCER Remixed Listen Loud.

 

 

DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley

Have a listen to the various mixes, feel free to share with friends on your social media and with the holidays coming – it’s a great music gift, perfect for a work out, getting ready for a night out, or just playing on blast to and from work – with confidence!

DANCER. Fan Made Video by Shawn West

I love this! ‘DANCER’ Remixed coming soon!

PARADISE. Get yours! Available at iTunes / Apple Music, Beatport, GooglePlay, Amazon and other digital outlets worldwide.

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PARADISE features the Music Week UK Top 5 Commercial Pop and Urban Single Top 20 Billboard Dance Single, ‘Nightlife’ also available ‘Remixed’

 

SHOP! Limited edition everything.  Candles, T-shirts, posters and other merchandise. New items coming for Fall 2015.

http://www.jodywatleyboutique.com

In The Groove with BK Kirkland and SHALAMAR Reloaded

 

Nate Allen Smith, B.K. Kirkland, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy.

Nate Allen Smith, B.K. Kirkland, Jody Watley and Rosero McCoy. Shalamar ‘ Reloaded’ for the new era.

Make sure to listen live on July 5 for an exclusive interview and performance with the new SHALAMAR ® Nate Allen Smith, and Rosero McCoy. We had a great time with ‘In The Groove’ host B.K. Kirkland when we taped this while in Washington D.C. for the Howard Theatre concert June 24. 9am PST 12 noon EST. “In The Groove” is a new series for SIRIUSXM and “The Groove” channel – great idea B.K. I’m proud to be chosen to kick it off!

I perform two of my classics and fan favorites, as well as two with the group.