Cool soul and warm ballads

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Andy Abraham on the right

PLATINUM selling recording artist and singer Andy Abrahams has been working solidly since he came second in X Factor in 2005.

Now he will be appearing at the Moonlight Bar in Benalmadena  and he spoke to RTN just before jetting off to Alicante and then being one of the featured artists on board the Thomson Discovery Cruise Ship.

His performance at the Moonlight Bar will consist of two sides of the singer. The first part which will last about 45 minutes will show him as the Soul Man which was the title of his second album.

After a break, he will return to presenter a tribute to Nat King Cole with a selection of some of that artist’s best loved numbers and some more modern pieces – including several he has written himself – which have been inspired by the great man.

“It’s coming up to the centenary of his birth and alongside people like Louis Armstrong, I think that Nat helped to shape musical tastes and cross boundaries, so I want to pay tribute to such a great and influential performer” said Andy with considerable commitment.

This is a man who has represented Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest performing his own composition, has released four albums which have sold in impressive numbers, enjoyed huge success in the West End in Respect La Diva and toured his History of the Big Bands.

More recently he has appeared on stage in the musical Godspell and has even played the Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood. When asked how it felt to be booed as baddie he responded “Everybody thought that I would be too nice to take on this sort of role but I enjoy acting and at the end of the day both the performers and the audience know that it’s all for fun”

He has performed around the world but fell in love with Cyprus which he played last year with Mallorca resident – and former member of Prince Charles’s favourite group The Three Degrees – Sheila Ferguson and has recently returned there to play and to take a bit of a holiday with his wife.

Andy is looking forward to performing in Benalmadena and was pleased to hear about the layout of the Moonlight Bar which could well be heaving for his performance which costs just €20 for entry, with doors opening at 8pm.

As the conversation came to an end, Andy gave a short message for his fans here in Spain saying “I’m looking forward to entertaining fans in Benalmadena and hope that they are looking forward to hearing some cool soul and warm ballads.”

Tickets can be obtained by calling the ticket hotline on 600 873 147, via www.eventbrite.com or in person at the Sunset Beach Hotel leisure desk.

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