Capping Off Summer to Remember

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.

 

Precious moments.

After show – solo in my dressing room.

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Be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud – always. It’s a blessing to make people happy through music and just on a daily basis trying to bring good vibes into the world. We need it all.

Jody Watley To Be Recognized on Black Music Honors

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The Urban Music Scene

Jody Watley Classic Photo’s of the Week.

Shalamar days "Take That To The Bank" 70's

German Magazine, solo debut era 87-88

U.K. Cover Feature 90's


Promoting "Paradise" 2014 Morning TV

Still going strong – very grateful.

Jody Watley and SRL. Maximum Impact at Alameda County Fair 

What a night! We performed to a packed amphitheater on a day that was sizzling temperature wise and with a tight band, dance squad and the dynamic SRL. featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero the heat only increased. It was a special night with everyone singing and dancing in the aisles – punctuated by fireworks at the conclusion of the concert. Thank you Alameda County Fair, the great staff and fabulous audience.

Jody Watley bringing hits, style, soul and passion

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After slaying the stage – a squad photo Jody Watley, SRL and dance squad.

Snippets : Have a look! ​



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Review by Dave Higdon Poptastic Confessions: Here

Up next:

July 21 Sycuan Casino, El Cajon CA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA

August 5 Empire Plaza Albany, NY 6 PM

August 12 Northalsted Market Days Chicago IL

Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland – SRL. Bridges preview and celebrating 30  the Grammy winning debut Jody Watley possibly performing the full album (working on a new show just for Yoshi’s)

and More!

Jody Watley To Perform at Alameda County Fair.

July 8 at 8 PM. promises to be another exciting summer concert experience! This will be more of a hits themed show with music from my vast solo catalogue Hot 100, R&B and Dance Hits  as well as some choice cuts from my Shalamar days and joined by SRL.’s Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy, we bring the heat and always sprinkle in something new and funky!


For info click : Here Tickets

Jody Watley and SRL Plan to Make it A Night to Remember

DANVERS FLYER JUNE 23 JODY WATLEY SRL SHALAMAR RELOADED

 

As a group we’ve had a couple of metamorphoses since we formed in 2015. Name change, concept changes and among them deciding not wanting to be another version of something associated so deeply with the past and with such accompanying negative people and baggage.

We can be inspired by the past but no one here is trying to relive it, me, Nate or Rosero. I realized some are still going to try to deceive and mislead people, disrespect me because of their own bitterness and jealousy of me..try to rewrite the past as if I can be erased or have my face paired with someone else’s name, ignore the trademark registration etc . ..my energy is not devoted to trying to make others do the right thing and they can wear themselves out trying to damage my reputation behind the scenes. My point was made with a certain trio actually benefited from my handling of business – they got shook up and woke up – and as well have tried to emulate a lot of what SRL and I have done it’s quite obvious based on what they were doing prior to my registration and what has come after it.

My decision was made last year and after my open letter – I don’t need the negative energy and once it was apparent some were also attempting to piggyback my efforts with  the previous incarnation of the mark Shalamar Reloaded it became comical in some ways.  That said, those Shalamar songs are still songs I originated and I can sing them whenever I choose …luckily I also have my own hits, ongoing new music and other music gems to sing in my show for a complete music journey.

As SRL., it’s refreshing to become more of who we want to be as our own music entity and brand continuing to learn and grow as has always been the case with me anyway -time does that – brings clarity if your mind is open to it. Our other incarnation was also very successful with TV, concerts and music. Moving on..all of our social media pages reflect the new era and that quietly began last year once we started working on “Bridges” we want our solo debut to have a fresh slate..just as my solo career did despite the past.

Jody Watley feat SRL Official 2017 w new logo

With that said, there are still many talent buyers who still want to see me do the Shalamar classics I originated and from time to time, we’re open to do that in special cases. The sound is there, because I’m a part of it and Nate and Rosero make it fresh and fun.

This will be the only show of ours this summer where we revert to our original debut show from 2015 doing a range of those hits, the promoter for this Danvers David Oriola concert really wanted this to happen .. the second half of the concert is Jody Watley hits and new music. Some of the other shows this summer where there is an SRL slot, we will go back to more focus on our new music with one classic added usually ‘A Night to Remember.’

 

No matter what I do – there will always be passion, soul, style and heart…and while always celebrating the past and the rich history —  I’ll always keep moving forward!

 

Jody Watley and SRL. Detroit Grand Prix

An exciting blend of grand prix racing, and various other family activities related to race car driving and a splash of music added in – that was the Detroit Grand Prix. The day started out cloudy with some rain sprinkles but by the time we hit the stage at 1 PM. the sun was shining brightly.

Here are a few photo’s. A few video snippets to come.

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Longtime fan Chad with a few pieces of his collection – impressed he snagged a copy of “Sanctuary” – Thanks Chad!

SRL Grandprix backstage

Backstage before soundcheck. A few rain sprinkles..and then came the sunshine. Like life!

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix Interview Station

Interview Station..I did ABC Detroit and social media.

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix race care pic

I got to go behind the scenes on the course..pit stop the full experience.

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix Track Access

I got to go behind the scenes on the course..pit stop the full experience. Pit crews have 6 seconds to change tires and refuel.

Jody Watley fan greeting Detroit Grand Prix

Stopping to pose for a photo – all love! Check the tires in the background.

Meet and Greet Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix 1

Starting off the meet and greet.

SRL Jody Watley Gerald Brown Shalamar

Gerald Brown original Shalamar male lead is a longtime friend of mine..and continues to show support for SRL “fresh and relevant” is his description. Here we are backstage. We love Gerald – and it was awesome he joined us (surprise) for “Take That To The Bank”

Jody Watley and Little Fan Heaven Backstage Detroit GP

Her nickname is Heaven, she’s 6 this was her first concert. She became an instant fan – created this art and it was given to me after the show.  The song ‘The Passion’ by SRL really made an impression, it’s the first thing on her drawing – it’s about believing in yourself and she heard me. I had them bring her backstage to meet..and gifted her a signed handheld fan and t-shirts for her and her Mom. It’s in The Music!

Jody Watley Live Detroit Grand Prix 2017

The Passion. Love and Music. Photo by Carl Jones II Jacket by BPCFL

 

SRL Travel Detroit Shalamar Reloaded

SRL (Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith) –Our airport shots are always on point – but most of all always grateful for the opportunity to spread good vibes and first class entertainment wherever we go.

All photo rights reserved Avid Music Inc. 2017 and Carl Jones II

 

Up Next:

June 23 Danvers – MA Danvers Yacht Club (this will be the disco /soul show more classics and less new material concert – specific event)

July 8  – Alameda County Fair

July 21 – Sycuan Casino

July 22 – The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival

August 5 – Date TBA

August 12 -Date TBA

August 26 – Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre with  Stephanie Mills and Peabo Bryson

More dates TBA (Sept. and Oct.)

November 11-18 —  80’s In The Sand Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Dec.2 -16  TBA Special Event Christmas Tour.