Jody Watley & Shalamar Reloaded (when doing the Shalamar cuts) SRL (the group new music) did the damn thing at another sold out show in Amsterdam April 20, 2019. The high energy show consisted of Jody Watley solo hits and new music, a fabulous disco section with hits from my Shalamar days – and new hit music by Jody Watley & SRL. The guys Nate Allen Smith and John ‘Havic’ Gregory joined me for the finale for a spirited dance off. After the show, it was nice to spend time with everyone.
Repeat engagement after 4 years playing the Shalamar Reloaded featuring Jody Watley concept show was another incredible experience- sold out again. Thank you Michael Dawson, An Evening With and staff as well as all of the loving Dutch fans! Danke Je!
Photography Marcel Pelgrim, Your Way Of Music and John Klijn
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.”
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
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.
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.
Jody Watley and SRL (also known as Shalamar Reloaded ®️) return to Cache Creek Casino July 21, 2018.
This will definitely be an all hits show featuring Jody Watley hits as well as some of the Shalamar hits I originated by special request of the venue Club 88 and of course a few new gems as well.
The group settled upon our new name Jody Watley and SRL over a year ago with a focus on new music, but we know our other brand “Shalamar Reloaded” resonated with a lot of fans and talent buyers on the live end of things and so we honor our commitments under that brand as well.
With Black Music Honors and all of the great variety of concerts I performed this summer with and without SRL. this has truly been an extra special summer for me.
Saturday night in the intimate Yoshi’s Oakland where it always ends up feeling like a spirited though always classy house party full of love.
Thanks to all!!! Ready for what’s next!
Soundcheck with the squad.
Even the pre show meet and greet was sold out – thank you eternally to those who are able to do this and I spend as much time as I can .. I snapped this when we were done and they were all seated before doors opened.
Wattage Nation community some of our daily love warriors online – Shoni Curless and Ed Simonelli from NYC
Sweethearts! I really appreciate their Mom for exposing the little ones to quality music and live performance. My shows are full of all ages and ethnicities.
Showtime. Jody Watley ft.SRL.
Acoustic George Michael Tribute accompanied by Hubert Wang.
The first act of the concert was devoted to my solo debut anniversary and included a tribute to George Michael (we did a duet together) and he was extremely supportive of my solo career – great person and artist , will never be forgotten.
SRL. Second act focused on the group and new music preview…they also joined me for a few of my favorite Shalamar classic tunes I originated.
Nate from SRL joining the Jody Watley freestyle finale. I have the hottest group in the game – no one is doing what we are and brings what we do to the stage.