Andy Abraham

Former X Factor star Andy Abraham admits he’ll feel a little sad when he takes to the stage at the Lichfield Garrick.

Andy Abraham

The show tomorrow (14th June) will be one of the last on his Nat King Cole Songbook Live tour.

He has performed 23 dates around the country, bringing the music of the jazz superstar to life.

There will be just two more shows after his stop in Lichfield and Andy admits he’ll be sad to see the run end.

“You always feel sad when a tour comes to an end because you build up a camaraderie with the band, the theatres and the audiences,” he said.

“I’ve also felt such a connection with Nat’s music that I’ll really miss performing it. But I’m just as excited to get out on stage and sing his amazing hits as I was for the very first show.

“It’s been a great experience and the reaction from the audiences has been absolutely brilliant at every show – I’ve loved it.

“The demographic of those attending has been quite wide – I’ve performed to a 12-year old who came with his family and to 100-year-olds for their birthday.

“It goes to show how impactful and enjoyable to all Nat’s music is.”

Andy has performed on both UK and international theatre stages, including the Royal Albert Hall, and wowed West End audiences in the musical Respect La Diva.

He first tasted success as runner-up on X Factor 2005 and has since released four albums. His most successful release, Remember When, sold in excess of half a million copies.

Andy said: “After the tour finishes, I plan to get straight back into the studio to get writing more music.

“And I’m already thinking about the next time I can get out and perform.”

For tickets, call the Garrick on 01543 412121 or visit the online box office.

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