BY POPULAR DEMAND! Popular Welsh Singer Iris Williams Returns To The Purple Room
A popular Welsh singer with an attractive rich, dark voice, who came to prominence in the UK in 1979 when her recording of 'He Was Beautiful (The Theme From The Deer Hunter)', entered the Top 20. Her version of 'He Was Beautiful', backed by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra, generated such a favorable response that she recorded it immediately. The success of the record led to a series of television appearances and concerts at top venues, including the London Palladium. In 1981, she made her debut at London's Royal Festival Hall, supporting American singer Vic Damone, and was named Vocalist Of The Year.
In the 90's at the end of a three day star studded golf invitational, Bob Hope hosted a Benefit Concert at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado with guest artists Dinah Shore, Hal Linden, the Gatlin Brothers and Iris Williams.
In March 2004 Iris Williams travelled from her home in New York to London to accept the title of Order of the British Empire OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her services and contributions to Music and Charitable causes.
Iris has performed at the famous Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in New York, Catalina Bar & Grill, Los Angeles, Birdland, New York as well as London's Pizza On The Park. In 2015 Bill Lanese invited Iris to perform at Vicky's of Santa Fe, Indian Wells, CA "Cabaret Jazz Series." She was so taken with Palm Springs she has been a resident ever since. Throughout the years Iris has been a guest artist at the annual Mabel Mercer Foundation New York "Cabaret Convention" in 2016, 2017, and 2018 as well as recent appearances at the new Beach Caf', New York and the Live at the Lynn Cabaret Series, in Boca Raton, FL.
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has invited Iris Williams to the St. David's Day Gala at the Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center/NYC on March 1 to present the same honor she received previously to Catherine Zeta-Jones for raising funds for scholarships.
Iris is looking forward to her third appearance at the wonderful Purple Room Cabaret in Palm Springs on Saturday, February 23, 2019. For ticket information contact: The Purple Room, 1900 E Palm Canyon Drive, (760) 322-4422, www. purpleroompalmsprings.com.