Andy Abraham performed Nat King Cole classics at Rainbows as he announces charity partner for tour

Stage star Andy Abraham gave a special performance for our families as he announced Rainbows as the charity partner for his 2019 tour.

And he was joined by 18-year-old operatic singer Faith Tucker, who was seen on Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent and got four yeses from the judges. 

Andy, who is an Ambassador for our charity, 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.

The Platinum-selling artist, who achieved fame as runner-up on the X Factor in 2005, will take his Nat King Cole Songbook tour to theatres throughout the UK during April, May and June. 

At each of the 25 performances, there will be a collection for the hospice, which cares for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.

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, demonstrates the sheer impact he had on the world.

“I first visited Rainbows in 2010 and was blown away by the place. So to be able to support Rainbows by doing something I love, is just wonderful. The care provided to the children, young people and their families by this charity is just incredible and anything I can do to help, is an honour.”

The show will be a mix of the pianist and vocalist’s most-loved songs, and, will also include thought-provoking commentary from Andy throughout.   

Andrew Ball, Director of Supporter Relations at Rainbows, said: “We were delighted for Andy to come in and perform exclusively for us in what was an ‘Unforgettable’ occasion for our families. We are truly grateful that Andy is supporting Rainbows on his 2019 tour and we’re thankful to everyone who makes a donation at the shows. We couldn’t provide the care we do without such fantastic support.”