Jody Watley Bethesda Blues Blues and Jazz – Long Beach Freestyle Festival In Review

Had a fabulous round of concerts this weekend of different vibes. The Maryland / D.C. trip began with a solid round of television being welcomed to WUSA 9 and Fox 5 Good Day DC.

 

Soundcheck at 8 A.M. on point live vocals.

Snippet of interview.

I gifted the ladies jumbo Watley hoop earrings and a handheld fan.

After the performance of the Top 10 “Waiting In Vain” and interview, I was off to Fox 5 Good Day DC where there is always a memorable moment.

 

The soul, jazz, pop, funk full experience at the historic venue Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club was joyful, emotional, resilient and funky.

 

Soundchecking our next single “The Passion” – Epic Soul Music and Life Anthem.

Jody Watley & SRL.

 

Always a party.

 

I took an awful fall at the top of the show- like life we have to pick ourselves up, keep going and never lose sense of humor.

 

I loved the after show Q&A and kudos to the promoter for thinking outside the box beyond the standard meet and greet. This was very special.

The Freestyle Festival on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California was a Cinco De Mayo party in perfect outdoor weather.

Squad. Pictured: Michele “Soulchild” Garman, Aaliyah Rose, Lyric Heck, Emma Wages, Tahani Anderson, Nate Allen Smith, John “Havic” Gregory, Kayla, Rosero Mccoy

 

Feeling the love.

 

A classic hit in front of 10,000.

Jody Watley and SRL. Looking Back to O.R.I.G.IN.A.L

Originally released May 7, 2016 O.R.I.G.IN.A.L got a lot of attention .. Many were pressed when we formed in 2015 and the attacks began. Our old page was constantly trolled up. Jody’s was blowing up with haters, online bullies and naysayers on how this thing wouldn’t work, and this and that, so we had to address it, have some fun with it and be bold about who WE are. We are Originals to this group and Jody Watley of course is an original in her trends. Writing a song and video about it all, complete with the anonymous trolls in it and each of us with our own verse.. We shook things up with this pared down trap soul sound and moved on, enduring the hate in the process, it made us stronger. We changed our name, focused on our new direction, more new music, just having fun with this. We inspired some folks we could see it and laugh about it. The same ones who hate are the ones to copy, mimic, or whatever, while we just focused building our own thing being creative, it’s all good.
2016? It seems like a lifetime ago already.
2018 started off with a hit single “The Mood” Alex Di Cio Remix (UK, Netherlands, Canada), lesson is to just keep believing and doing us, sold out shows traveling the U.S. and overseas making our own name slowly but surely, that’s what’s dope. A passion for living and life and building something new.

Our message is to keep doing your thing, no matter what people have to say..and make them watch you walk out with confidence!

 

Jody Watley & SRL.

Jody Watley Music and Press Update

“Waiting In Vain” already made it to the Top 25 Billboard and has remained in the Smooth Jazz Network Top 15 in a format primarily an instrumental juggernaut. It’s been a wonderful new achievement in the Jody Watley ongoing discography of quality and eclectic music.

April 27 Jody Watley will chat with the radio legend Donnie Simpson at 4:30 EST

The Donnie Simpson Show Live Stream

Blis FM – Radar Radio One Hour Jody Watley Special 7pm to 8 pm EST and Celebrating their 100th Broadcast. Live interview at 8 PM EST : Blis.FM / Radar Radio

May 3

WUSA 9 TV on air 8:00 AM EST

Fox 5 Good Day DC 9:40 AM PST

Upcoming Concerts To Kick Off May:

May 3

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club – An Evening Of Hits and More also includes SRL who join Watley for a few Shalamar classics and their own new hit single ” The Mood”

Get your Tickets! BBJ

May 5

Freestyle Festival Queen Mary Long Beach a few tickets still available it will be a Cinco De Mayo Party!

Jody Watley & SRL. The Mood Alex Di Cio Remix Makes It’s Mark.

“The Mood” Alex Di Cio Remix became a surprise breakout hit in the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Canada as 2018 kicked off and headed into spring. Here are some of radio highlights and interviews in the journey to the top of the charts.

U.K. Soul Chart Top 2 Week Ending February 27 ย 2018:

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We topped numerous radio charts including Solar Radio UK and Starpoint for a month!

Jody Watley and SRL The Mood Starpoint Radio Number 1

 

Jody Watley ft SRL Solar Radio UK Feb March 2018 Number 1

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Jody Watley ft SRL Number 1 Sat Experience

 

Jody Watley ft SRL Alex Di Cio 2 Sweet Rhythms Gary Spence

More!

 

 

Jody Watley SRL Jazz FM

Jody Watley SRL Paul Miller BBC

John Leech Soul Show

 

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Jody Watley SRL IndaMixWorldwide

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Jody Watley SRL Mi Soul Ala Carte The Mood

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New Jody Watley Question and Answer Feature For NMAAM

Jody Watley breaks it down with Shameika R Wright in an entertaining conversation including thoughts on Rihanna. Read it Here

Jody Watley Talks To Cliff James Soul On Sheppey

Tune in Live Today 8:45 PM British Standard Time.

You can listen anywhere in the world from the station live stream Soul of Sheppey or TuneIn App.

Jody Watley and SRL Top Netherlands JammFM Chart

Number 1. JammFM SmoothandFunky Top Ten.

Very happy to announce “The Mood” Alex Di Ciรฒ Remix has topped another chart!