Welcome April 2019. Monday Wattage

“He who lives in harmony with himself, lives in harmony with the universe.” – Marcus Aurelius

Jody Watley Greetings – Welcome April! Wishing everyone a healthy and productive month. Set some goals and smash them.

This month ::

April 19 – London at the chic Under The Bridge Fulham- let’s dance!

April 19 – New UK single ‘Good Good Reason’ Brian Power ft. Jody Watley

April 20 – Amsterdam Melkweg Amsterdam

April 27 – Los Angeles Microsoft Theater Freestyle Festival 15

Jody Watley on Michael Vitti Mi-Soul Radio Funky Nation Best of 2018

Really enjoyed chatting with Mike this year, in our 3 part interview series. Here’s the Best Of with other featured guests as well including Lisa Stansfield, George Benson, renowned remix producer DJ Joey Negro, Bootsy Collins and more.

Have a listen :

Best of 2018

Jody Watley and SRL 2018 Group Of The Year.

Jody Watley and SRL Group of The Year 2018 Rnb SoulEffect TV

RnB Soul Effect Tv HONORING MUSIC GROUP Jody Watley & SRLOfficial 2018 GROUP OF THE YEAR. ACHIEVING INDEPENDENT SUCCESS SCORING TWO NUMBER #1 UK 🇬🇧 HIT’S “THE MOOD” & “THE PASSION” CONGRATULATIONS.

 

Amazing!! Thank you RnB Soul Effect TV for the recognition and thank you Steve Ripley, UK radio , Alex Di Cio’, Tom Estey everyone on our team/squad, those embracing and supporting us and the group / band / collective concept in this era — more to come in 2019.

New Jody Watley Music Celebration. UK Radio Special Podcast.

The Jody Watley “Still A Thrill” Radio Celebration from The Wayne Boucaud Show, UK Black in 3D is now available on Mixcloud as a podcast. Listen again or for the first time!

Wayne did an excellent job on curating a few classics and a host of deep cuts and collaborations beyond the commercial realm with snippets of vintage interviews sharing pearls of wisdom, goals and determination with a desire to always be me and never confined to expectations or narrow vision. You’ll enjoy the entire show..and be reminded that there is still quality music being made – soul, jazz, funk and you can still mix them up into a delicious musical brew with the classics, under the radar gems.

It’s been such a great year of music for me solo (the Top 10 Smooth Jazz ‘Waiting In Vain’ and with SRL (Soul Revolution Love), “The Passion”, “The Mood” Alex Di Cio’ mixes coming with massive UK radio support; and the announcement of my first UK Tour in over 20 years. It means the most to have it be fueled by what’s new while celebrating what’s past.

Get your groove on, and tell a friend.

Celebrating The Music Of Jody Watley

Monday 3rd Dec. 8pm-10pm [UK]  K2KRadio.com
The Wayne Boucaud Radio Show,Blackin3D 
Presents ‘Still A Thrill’ – Celebrating the music of Jody Watley.
That’s right, if your a fan you’ll know that this is a long time coming,i’ll be playing the music of the Grammy winning,Style and Music Icon,Miss Jody Watley,again,all of my own personal faves and i hope there yours too.
Also,playing music from The Eclectic Sessions,the genre spectrum from around the globe,news and comedy…
All happening right here on ‘the coolest show on the planet’.
Peace. Wayne. K2KRadio.com London/Worldwide

Jody Watley and SRL. Thank you to UK Radio.

“The Passion” recap we reached Number 3 UK Soul with our followup to the Number Two  hit “The Mood” to start off the year and wind down here in the fall.

Jody Watley & SRL are still receiving heavy support and airplay be it the Alex di Cio Mix or the new Brian Power Deep House Music Remix  on:

BBC Bristol

BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Devon

BBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Jersey

BBC Radio Wiltshire

BBC Somerset

Delite Radio

GFM

Jazz FM

JFS Radio

Mi-Soul Radio

New Big City Radio

Radio Sandwell

Solar Radio

Soul Central Radio

Soul Radio UK

Soultrain Radio

Starpoint Radio

Time 107.5 Essex

TSOL Radio

Thank you to all of the DJ’s, stations and fans calling in to request “The Passion”!!

 

 

Jody Watley and SRL Reveal Cover Art and Set Release Date for The Passion Brian Power Remix

Jody Watley and SRL The Passion Brian Power Remix Cover Art copy

Jody Watley & SRL continue their 2018 roll. The Top 3 UK Soul Chart Single “The Passion” gets a divine club mix from Brian Power scheduled to arrive at digital outlets September 28, 2018 and already getting radio adds, while the Alex Di Cio Mix remains in rotation.

Artwork design by Shawn West.

Preview and Pre-Order! iTunes

 

Jody Watley and SRL Score Second Number 1 on British Radio

Jody Watley & SRL continue to burn up the UK soul radio scene with a second Number 1 single on popular station Solar Radio with “The Passion.”

SRL which means Soul Revolution Love has definitely begun a movement for our own brand of contemporary soul music.

Jody Watley. Nightlife and Other Musings

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Moto Blanco REmix:

The remixes by Moto Blanco, Jodie Harsh, Dave Doyle (which features the full Gerald Brown vocal and really my first Shalamar duet in 30 years technically), Soulpersona and Luminodisco have been completed and will be officially released commercially November 4 as a target date. I’m hoping the video will also be done by that time.

I have to say it out loud to those fans who write me on Facebook and Twitter saying that they don’t download and want CD’s..you’re basically saying you’re no longer an active part of my fan base. I mean I’m sure there are those who still long for the typewriter, rotary phone, original Tide, Leave it To Beaver and Tower Records … times change and certainly I have too. I love the digital era in that I can buy a song as soon as I hear it from iTunes, Amazon, Beatport,etc. I don’t have to wait until I hear a song I like on the radio – I can program my own playlist on my music player, iPod, iPad, phone and so on. I can Google any artist I’d like to know about, visit their website to keep up to date and if they’re active on social media – instantly get plugged in. That’s empowering for older fans willing to change their way of thinking in this era – otherwise it’s like a dead consumer -not buying anything.

Sure nothing will ever be like going in the record store staying for hours browsing – but for the most part that’s over. What’s an artist to think when being told “I don’t do downloads.” I have to shake my head. Big box stores like Target, Best Buy only stock Top 40 primarily – few niche based independent music makes like me. Waiting to hear it on a ClearChannel Station – good luck. Those playlists are narrow and geared to young enthusiastic fans and younger new artists – hip hop and pop.These comments make me realize why the youth are always the target of marketing and why the music business must always focus on the new young hot ‘product’ driven by sex, controversy and the usual staples of the business, just more amplified because of the media. The older people some get, the more set in their ways lamenting on ‘the good ole days’ – as if life stopped – they become. I’m older but, I don’t relate to an ‘old’ mentality. I’m about new moments, the now. The good ole’ days must, as long as we’re living to be of the now. I’m not ready for a pine box! Create new memories, new fun moments, add new music, discover new things. At least I know I am. I totally also appreciate the past..but the past is gone. Today will be gone tomorrow – some will stay stuck, count me out of that ‘stuck’ rigid mentality. Obviously, I’m not targeting the youth at my age and at this point of my career. In fact, I’ve never targeted anyone, I just do my thing and hope it finds an audience. That said I really do appreciate the young at heart, the younger end of my fan base (25-40) who will tweet it, share it on Facebook go to iTunes, Beatport (and tell me if it’s not there) and more inclined to bring along 1 new fan from their actions of support. They are the ones creating “Nightlife” video’s, flyers and promo’s understanding of their importance (I don’t have a machine behind me full of moneybags corporations) and they’re full of enthusiasm. I appreciate those who continue discover me even at this deep juncture in my musical journey, those who have been with me and remain open and growing with me. They are the core who I really appreciate most at this point and that is not a show in any way a lack of gratitude to those fans who helped me succeed when I first came out as a solo artist – but we lived that already.  To still have a diverse fan base though smaller is still cool with me and manageable overall in life as someone who’s been in the spotlight since I was a teen. Making quality music is something that I’ve never waned of my commitment in with what I write, produce record and release – and those I choose to work with. However, I see the oldest among them are really just quietly pining to return to days already gone by – that’s disappointing in that I’m still active with this new music, but I understand. I’m not quite ready to rest on my laurels. I just can’t stay there – life is for the living. As I say in the spirit of “Nightlife” – Be Fabulous Tonight, Let’s Dance – It’s In The Music!

In the UK where the single is being worked – we’re receiving play from: Amber Sound 107.2 FM Matt Laury, The A List Show, Bang Radio 103.6, BBC Oxford 95.2 Paul Miller Soul Show, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Solent with Nick Sackley, BBC Solent for Dorset, Colorful Radio Wes Berwsie, Colorful Radio – Tony Rodriguez, Gaydio (DAB) – Cutmore, Hot FM, Jemm One, Mi-Soul, Solar Radio – Tony Monson // Monson’s Mid Morning, Solar Radio Dennis O’Brien – The Breakfast Show, Solar Radio – Mike Gee, Mission, Solar Radio, Neil Francis, Solar Radio-Gary Spence Afternoon Delight,  Zero Radio, Starpoint Radio.

More to come!