NAT KING COLE
The Nat King Cole Musical Revue first premiered at The New End Theatre London and is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Devised and performed by London West End star Colin Roy the show takes you on an exciting musical journey whilst sharing some of Nat King Cole’s fascinating life story. Colin Roy’s exquisite voice and charismatic performance superbly captures the magic and evokes the genius of Nat King Cole, whose songs have spanned decades, touching and romancing many generations with his far reaching genre of music. Gretchen Adamson is quoted to have said ‘These are the songs that Colin Roy should be singing, he sounds just like Nat King Cole’. Nat King Cole was one of Capitol Records most successful recording artistes and their premises the Capitol Records Tower became known as The House That Nat Built.
A story of a man that changed adversity into success he became immortalized through his music and paved the way for many artistes to achieve their dreams. In 1956 Nat King Cole became the first African American artiste to have his own television show on NBC the show was a huge success and brought you classic songs such as Mona Lisa, When I Fall In love, Smile and The Christmas Song. Nat was a reluctant singer but incredibly with his 100th Anniversary fast approaching he has been immortalized, worshiped and adored for his velvet voice and sill recognized worldwide as one of the greatest entertainers ever.
Nat King Cole was born on the 17th March 1919 in the town of Montgomery Alabama and incredibly ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER we are still listening to his music and his songs are hugely popular worldwide. The affection for Nat King Cole and his music stems from those privileged enough to have see him perform live and the lucky ones who, in their youth, danced and romanced to his music. For some, their love of Nat King Cole developed from hearing his music played by their parents and grandparents, magical feelings conjured from those happy memories are truly heart-warming
Today we listen to Nat King Cole’s music on the radio, films and in countless TV adverts. His amazing voice signals the festive season and his music is played literally everywhere you happen go at Christmas time, from shops, airports and arenas to your own front room. In 1943 Nat King Cole was signed to Capitol Records Los Angeles, California and because of Nat’s success at Capitol, the studio in downtown Hollywood was affectionately known as The House That Nat Built. Even though he left us too young aged just 45, his legacy lives on through his music, Nat King Cole 100 Years is a show that captures perfectly the magic and memory of the Unforgettable Nat King Cole.
THE NAT KING COLE MUSICAL REVUE
Celebrating The Shows 10th Anniversary.
The Nat King Cole Musical Revue is written and performed by Colin Roy (Five Guys Named Moe/Smokey Joe’s Cafe)
The show is directed by Danny John-Jules (The Cat Red Dwarf/Death In Paradise/Strictly Come Dancing).
First premiered at The New End Theatre in Hampstead, The Nat King Cole Musical Revue takes you on an exciting journey sharing some of Nat King Cole’s fascinating life story with the injection of some rib tickling humour, video footage and a great band.
From the wealth of material that Nat King Cole recorded, this outstanding production brings you over twenty six beautiful ballads and foot tapping numbers. Classic songs including Let There Be Love, Smile, When I Fall In Love, Nature Boy, Autumn Leaves, L-O-V-E, Fly Me To The Moon, Stardust, Let’s Face The Music & Dance, Around The World, Answer Me, Too Young and Mona Lisa.
The shows script is authenticated by Roy Holmes who heads The Nat King Cole International Fan Club and was featured on BBC TV documentary The World of Nat.