'Timeless' performance in 5 languages by Nina Kristofferson
Electrifying, spine-tingling, sparkling 5* Review by Marysia Zipser [link to EPK version] A cross-cultural, diverse and scintillating performance by Nina Kristofferson in a ‘Woman’s World’ wowed the Pizza Express LIVE audience at The Pheasantry, Chelsea on Saturday night.
Watching from the wings, Nina Kristofferson was amazing, read my 5* review.
West End show Musical Director and pianist John G Smith, and guitarist James Pusey, — with Nina Kristofferson
Nina Kristofferson with Tayo Idowu, Ebonyonline
Nina Kristofferson with (L) Robert Plummer BBC and Jorn Madslien Journalist Ex BBC, with Nina Kristofferson
Nina kicked off her new ‘Timeless’ collection of cover songs with James Brown’s ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’ and ended with Dean Martin’s ‘Mambo Italiano’. Her self-penned 5* Award-nominated ‘Billie Holiday Story’ which has been a UK smash hit 2011-2018, paved the way for her to update her ‘Timeless’ selection of cover songs in five languages, to appeal to today’s cross cultured audience while saluting the Civil Rights Movement. Nina’s version of Nina Simone’s ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ brought the audience swinging their shoulders to its pulsating rhythm.
By the end of the night, the audience got up and ecstatically moved and danced to her rendition of ‘Mambo Italiano’. Masterly accompanying her were West End show Musical Director and pianist John G Smith, and guitarist James Pusey. Nina’s second and final ‘Timeless’ performance wall be staged this Wednesday night 24th October at Zedel’s at Piccadilly.
Quote from Nina:
“I wanted to celebrate the mixed diverse culture all around us especially in London by using some of the most loved and well known artistes and their music to enjoy a night’s celebration of what’s so brilliant and universal about us all – our love for music. It is a fresh international, cross cultural approach celebration of music through some incredibly beautiful songs.”
NINA KRISTOFFERSON ‘TIMELESS’ SET LIST
ACT I 1. It's A Man's Man's Man's World James Brown 2. Evergreen Barbra Streisand 3. At Last Etta James 4. On My Own Eponine Les Miserables 5. Cry Me A River Barbra Streisand 6. Ave Maria Prelude by Bach e Gounod 7. O Mio Babbino Caro Puccini 8. My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone ACT II 10. Halo Beyoncé 11. If You Go Away Dusty Springfield 12. Someone Like You Adele 13. Fly Me To The Moon - Julie London 14. Somewhere Barbra Streisand 15. Besame Mucho Cesária Évora 16. Mambo Italiano Dean Martin