It was another unbelievable night of good vibes and loved delivered and shared with a sold-out rapturous and diverse crowd at legendary The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA on the Sunset Strip.
Local house music DJ Ben set the mood.
A lot of songs from my debut of were performed of course, and as well I mixed it up with hits and gems from other albums including the current “Paradise” – but the night was really a celebration of my Grammy nominated debut single “Looking for a New Love” and Grammy winning introduction as a solo artist, as well as it being my birthday weekend and having the opportunity to share with my fans. My style vibe accented the night with some pieces from the Marc Jacobs classic MTV inspired 2017 Fall Capsule Collection, as well as a custom lace tux by designer Kevan Hall for ‘Real Love’ finale. Levi Seacer Jr. my new music director did an incredible job updating some of the arrangements giving the band an overall funkier feel.
Because pop icon George Michael was also a part of my first record, an acoustic tribute to him , performing one of my fav’s of his ‘Waiting For That Day’ was also a part of the evening of music. My emotions ran high.
One of my favorite elements of the new show for Los Angeles was adding little kids to the dance squad – a nod to my ‘Dancer’ video. It’s about diversity and that means a variety of ages onstage as well.
SRL. devoted our set to new music including a preview of our song called ‘What’ which will be on the forthcoming “Bridges.”
Squad. Sir Charles, Emma Wages, John ‘Havic’ Gregory, Gabe De Guzman, Will Smith II, JoeJoeGrooves, Tahani Anderson, Lyric Heck with Jody Watley and SRL.
SRL. Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy.
Photography by Duane Abner. All rights reserved.
Love. Jody Watley. Live at The Roxy. Photography: Duane Abner (c) 2017
SRL. Jody Watley with Rosero McCoy. LIVE at The Roxy. What. Photography: Duane Abner (c) 2017
SRL. Photography by Duane Abner. (c) 2017
A great spontaneous moment at The Roxy. Photography: Duane Abner (c)2017
“Anyone want to freestyle with us?!” The answer was yes! Two original Soul Train dancers were in the house and turned it out..even gave us a classic hustle that was everything!
Jody Watley “Looking for a New Love” 30. Photography (c) 2017 Duane Abner
Jody Watley ‘Waiting for That Day.” Tribute to George Michael Live at The Roxy.
Nate Allen Smith. SRL. Levi Seacer Jr. Photography Duane Abner. (c) 2017
Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love. 30. The Roxy limited edition poster.
Three generations. America’s Next Top Model winner and designer Naima Mora, with her Mom and sister. Limited edition T’s at The Roxy.
Naima Mora – Check out her boutique! I’ve worn one of the designs from her collection, I’m such a fan of hers and met her recently – total sweetheart.