Natalie Douglas Sings the 'Essential Dame Shirley Bassey'

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Last Show: Saturday 6 th October 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

The sensational Natalie Douglas returns to the Pheasantry with her smash hit tribute 'The Essential Dame Shirley Bassey.' Sharing her gorgeous voice & fascinating stories of her subject, Natalie has created a stunning tribute to this internationally beloved artist & icon. Dame Shirley Bassey’s majestic voice, luminous presence & peerlessly dramatic song interpretations quite rightly garnered her much acclaim. As a young girl, Natalie joined Bassey’s many fans around the world in their devotion to Bassey’s dignity, grace, showmanship and emotional impact. Accompanied by her music director, Brian Nash, Natalie performs songs associated with the legendary singer, including, 'If You Go Away', 'Never, Never, Never', 'Big Spender', 'I Am What I Am' and Bassey’s incomparable Bond theme song, 'Diamonds Are Forever'. Don’t miss this fantastic celebration of one of the world’s most powerful interpreters of song - Dame Shirley Bassey.

Photo Credit: Bill Westmoreland

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"When the mood takes her, the American vocalist swings as stylishly as any jazz diva; with her Rubenesque figure and plunging cleavage she makes a mesmerising blues mama as well. A true force of simply want her to carry on into the small hours.”

Clive Davis, The Times

Natalie Douglas - the acclaimed vocalist hailed as “a true, true star” by BBC London Radio, “a true force of nature” by The Times (UK), “sensational” by Time Out New York, “a monstrous talent” by Next Magazine and “simply everything” by The Daily News, - returns to her UK perch at The Pheasantry with a new show . “THE ESSENTIAL DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY,” celebrates the artistry, glamour, wit, drama, charm & heart of the singular Dame Shirley Bassey. Natalie and her music director Brian Nash will turn their considerable talents to Bassey’s brilliance with this new tribute including classic Bassey songs such as, “If You Go Away,” “Never, Never, Never,” “Big Spender,” “I Am What I Am” & Bassey’s incomparable Bond theme song, “Diamonds Are Forever.” 

Natalie Douglas is a ten-time MAC, two-time Backstage Bistro, Nightlife Award Winner, 2014 Margaret Whiting Award & 2016 Donald F. Smith Award Winner - the latter two presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which Natalie is also a Master Teacher. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Rose Theatre and The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, among others in the USA & around the world.

Natalie has also produced over 60 concerts at her NYC musical home, Birdland Jazz Club, where her portrait hangs on the legendary Birdland Wall of Fame. Her latest series - her smash Birdland residency - TRIBUTES has included celebrations of Sammy Davis, Jr., Linda Ronstadt, Nina Simone, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald & Cher, while earning her two latest MAC awards for 2018 Major Artist & 2018 Show of The Year.