A very popular DJ and radio host, Nick The Nightfly (his real name is Malcolm MacDonald Charlton, while his stage name is an homage to Donald Fagen’s album title) begins as a musician and singer. When he was young, Malcolm was a promising soccer player (the Scottish U18 national team selected him) and a badminton player, but the music was his real love.
An Italian citizen since 1982, he is a star of Radio Monte Carlo for his cultural and ironic radio show, in which people can always listen to great music. He has hosted Sting, Pat Metheny, Peter Gabriel, Ryūichi Sakamoto, Herbie Hancock, Miriam Makeba, Caetano Veloso, Enya, Donald Fagen, Pino Daniele, Annie Lennox, and many others.
He has produced successful compilations under the aegis of The Nightfly and Monte Carlo Nights, but he also loves to play music, both with the Monte Carlo Nights Orchestra and a smaller band like the quintet. Nick is a lovely and dynamic figure (artistic director of Blue Note Milano, festival organizer, producer and talent scout) who is well known by the public of Umbria Jazz for his live radio broadcasts of the Festival in Perugia and as presenter and performer.