Ricky in tribute to jazz icon Nat; E&S BRIEFING.
Stage and screen star Andy Abraham is to pay tribute to one of the world's greatest performers, Nat King Cole, in the year that the jazz icon would have celebrated his 100th birthday.
Andy, who achieved fame on ITV's The X Factor, will take his Nat King Cole Songbook tour to theatres throughout the UK, including a date at Cannock's Prince of Wales Theatre tonight.
Jazz legend Nat sold more than 50 million records during a glittering career, which was recognised with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ricky Norwood The centenary of his birth has been celebrated by jazz fans worldwide and Andy, himself a Platinum-selling artist, is delighted to have an opportunity to perform Nat's music in such a significant year.
Andy cites Nat as one of his greatest inspirations, saying: "I feel extremely honoured that I get to celebrate a true legend in this way. This show really targets people who share my enjoyment of Nat's music. His legacy, which has lived long in the industry, is something I really admire, and I think the fact that his music is still widely regarded as some of the best the industry."