Meet The DJ and Remix Producer Behind Jody Watley & SRL’s U.K. Hit The Mood

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Great feature on Alex Di Cio “Man of The Moment” Historic Italian DJ Producer & Remixer since the end of the 70’s he began to collect vinyl..in the mid-80’s Alex was a pioneer of primordial House Music and in the late 80’s he was a precursor to the Acid Jazz movement : Read The Full Article 

 

Jody Watley Chene Park Detroit 2018 Recap

Early Morning Television Performance and Interview on Local NBC affiliate WDIV 4’s “Live In The D”

The building was abuzz with a lot of love from the staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soundcheck

Taking in the beautiful view.

Showtime.

Jody Watley. About to smash the stage.

Jody Watley and some of the band and squad.

Stage view – performing “Everything” piano and vocals only. Photo by Nazim Chambi.

Disco fabulous in the Shalamar section of my show joined by Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy from SRL.

It was night to remember!

Modern Disco Fabulous In Metallic Trench

A really cool fan selfie.

Meet and greet

Rochelle Darlene said I was her idol growing up, very sweet moment full of love.

With WDET’s Chris Campbell Host Of The Progressive Underground

With veteran Detroit on air personality Kelly Holmes

Love this! Jody Watley Jumbo Hoops Wattage Crew

Check out the brief interview on iHeartRadio On The Go With Tiffany Patton Podcast

Feeling blessed as always and full of gratitude for a fantastic Detroit experience

Some of the squad- a wonderful time was had by all.

A Jody Watley At Chene Park Celebratory Mix by Chris Campbell aka DJ Cambeaux

For the deep cuts music appreciators – you’ll enjoy this compilation put together by Detroit’s The Progressive Underground’s Chris Campbell in celebration and support of my highly anticipated concert at the beautiful Chene Park Detroit.

Just push play:

Jody Watley Set to Perform at Chene Park Detroit and Appear on Live In The D

In celebration of the Jody Watley and SRL June 20 concert at Detroit’s Chene Park, designer and illustrator Shawn West created this spectacular montage.

Watley will appear on NBC affiliate WDIV “Live in The D” for interview and performance of her Top 10 Smooth Jazz Hit “Waiting In Vain.”

Last remaining tickets : Tickets

Jody Watley 2018 Billboard Live Tokyo and Osaka Concert Series: Another One For The Books

As I’ve shared on on social media pages this past week, it’s a blessing to be able to be loved and appreciated consistently through the decades since the first time coming to Japan when my second solo album came out in 1989. Fast forward to 2018 – it’s still a thrill.

By the time the final concert of 2018 was ending I was moved to tears of joy and deep gratitude. Whenever I decide to retire (if I am given the blessing and opportunity to choose) I know I will miss performing and coming to Japan more than anywhere I’ve been along the way thus far

Here are a few highlights of many. Thank you to the great staff of Billboard Live Tokyo and Osaka, SRL squad, my sharp rhythm section and the incredible fans of Japan. I love you! Domo Arigato and I always pray for the next time.

Arrival. Tokyo – June 4, 2018.

Room service-Breakfast. I took a picture because the presentation was so beautiful.

Soundcheck day 1.

Jody Watley, SRL (Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy) Kerry Griffin, Roland Hamilton. Keith Eaddy, Naz Cham

Ready for Act 1 of my show kicking off the music journey with some my classic solo hits with John “Havic” Gregory and Rosero McCoy.

Jody Watley and Ro — Nate dressed for SRL. Rosero is in first part of Jody section.

Photography courtesy of Billboard Live Tokyo-First

two songs of Jody Watley and then Jody Watley

and SRL.

I love capturing Nate on “Make That Move” a classic from my Shalamar days. The audience loves him and Nate brings so much zeal and energy to the song and performance.

I love these fan-made hand held fans I keep them all!

With the gifted and beautiful illustrator Hatsune Utsumi

With the very beautiful and kind Cheiko- we first met 18 years ago.

Entry of Billboard Live Tokyo after concert.

We asked fans to join our after show photo when we went into venue entrance.

They traveled from Spain.

Nate Allen Smith, SRL

Jody Watley. Art by Hatsune Utsumi

Nate Allen Smith, SRL

Backstage and ready for my close-up!

Sound checking “Waiting In Vain”

Love these guys! Hiro, Yoshinori and

Shigeo.

The very kind Shun Naka gifted me with handmade bags.

Tokyo – We did that!

Lunch in Osaka

Jody Watley and SRL.

Details.

With John “Havic” Gregory and Rosero Mccoy

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Hand painted kimono and gift by Hatsune Utsumi

Meet and Greet.

He asked me to pose with him – and I did.

The Masato Family – Mile and Madna danced with us onstage and gifted awesome art

Art by Mile and Madna

More to come!

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 and SRL Announce New Video and Single

While “Waiting In Vain” remains in the Smooth Jazz Top 10, Jody Watley again shows no signs of slowing down or clinging to past glories. Her new group Jody Watley & SRL will release their 4th single and video titled “The Passion” written and produced by the trio, with a video directed by young talent Damien Sandoval this summer.

The members had this to say:

“People ask what is SRL.. we are a Soul Revolution Of Love put forth in our music, live performances and through our budding fan community. The Passion is all about that.. love, living and the fire within.” -Jody Watley

Rosero Mccoy of SRL says “We’re building something new for ourselves and anything against the grain feels revolutionary to us.”

“Each video we bring something new and fresh. It’s dope to be a part of something we are creating together not something from the past, although we do draw on inspiration from soul R&B for sure, it’s one of the genres I grew up on.” – Nate Allen Smith

Often referred to by many of her devoted fans as “The Queen Of Cool” the singer, songwriter and founder of her independent label Avitone continues to fuel quality music, and one of the few black women in the game as a longstanding artist to continue to do what she’s from her Shalamar years, solo artist and now founder of a successful and much buzzed about new group.

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 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  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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