Nicky Haslam 'Moonlight and Love Songs'

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Following four years of sold-out residencies at The Pheasantry, the renowned interior designer, author and columnist  Nicky Haslam returns again this year with a new show entitled 'Moonlight and Love Songs'. A lifelong devotee of Manhattan’s supper-club, Nicky will be entertaining his audience with some favourite  songs by Cole Porter, Jerry Herman, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin, along with that of their Broadway contemporaries, some of it hauntingly familiar, some less well known. Nicky first learned many of these songs when laid up with polio for several years in childhood. “We had all those albums of 78s. I was word-perfect in Ethel Merman by the time I was eight” he says. Living in New York in the 1960s, he  personally knew the city’s musical icons from Porter, Rogers and Hammerstein, Comden and Green, to Sinatra, Joe Bushkin and Duke Ellington. He heard great cabaret artists such as Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Bobby Short and his particular favourite Lee Wiley; he also danced to the flawless sounds of Lester Lanin and Xavier Cugat. 


“Nicky Haslam has a unique gift for interpreting the Great American Songbook. He sings with beauty, wit and bucketloads of first-class gossip!"

The Oldie

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All these masters of lyric and rhythm have influenced Nicky’s style. This is evident in his CD Midnight Matinee, in which he sings with Bryan Ferry and the late Cilla Black.  On the song Last Man Standing written by the songwriter Guy Chambers, Nicky performs with Helena Bonham Carter. About Midnight Matinee Bob Geldof wrote, “Nicky has shown us all how it should be done”. 

Nicky, who was named in the world’s top 100 designers by the Architectural Digest and has designed the décor for many celebrity and high profile clients has been described as having ‘a voice like fine claret: dry, sophisticated and mellow but slightly spicy.’  He performed at the launch of the Savoy's Beaufort Bar to an audience that included Kate Moss, Jerry Hall and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

For these performances at The Pheasantry, Nicky will be accompanied by his trio. Nicky Haslam is directed and accompanied by maestro Tom Wakeley. Together they have played many public and private engagements both abroad and in the United Kingdom, including in front of Her Majesty the Queen and are hoping to make a CD with a full orchestra in the near future. 

For an evening of beautiful songs, entertaining and hilarious anecdotes, mixed with a  lot of name-dropping, Nicky Haslam’s shows are not to be missed.  And you never know which  famous person in the audience you might be sitting next to.