Iris Williams OBE

Iris Williams

A Romantic Musical


Metropolitan Room

New York, NY

Veteran performer Iris Williams cuts a classy, stylish figure on the

bandstand. She understands the intimacy of cabaret; she looks into

the eyes of her audience, often engaging individuals. The artist is

extremely personable.

Highlights of this show included bright, swingy versions of “Like

Someone in Love,” featuringTom Hubbard’s excellent bass and Jeff

Brillinger’s percussive brush work, and “Beginning to See the Light,”

in similar open, infectiously happy mode. Both featured appealing

jazz modulation. The iconic “Sophisticated Lady” was skillfully

phrased and effectively smooth. Two classic Piaf songs showed off

perfect French and sweeping romanticism. These also segued

gracefully one to the other, a technique not employed elsewhere.

Williams is extremely polished.

Art Weiss served as musical director and pianist.

Iris is back at the Metropolitan Room on Sunday, October 20 at 9:30


Alix Cohen

Cabaret Scenes

October 6, 2013