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Celebrating the life of musical legend Nat

THE story of legendary entertainer Nat King Cole is to be told in a night of celebration at The Alnwick Playhouse next week.

The unforgettable talent of Nat King Cole is being remembered in a concert in Northumberland.

THE story of legendary entertainer Nat King Cole is to be told in a night of celebration at The Alnwick Playhouse next week.

Singer Stephen Bayliss stars in Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story at the playhouse next Friday.

Stephen, a popular performer in his own right, regularly playing to capacity audiences with his band Hothead and subsequently as a solo soul artist, is paying tribute to his musical hero.

Nat King Cole, famous for his smooth voice, was born in the United States in 1919.

He began his musical career as a jazz pianist but became one of the most popular singers of the fifties and sixties until his premature death in 1965.

Among his many hit songs are Mona Lisa, Ramblin’ Rose, Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer, For Sentimental Reasons, The Christmas Song, Route 66 and Straighten Up And Fly Right.

Accompanied by The Cliff Longhurst Band, Stephen’s rich melodic, vocals promise to pay him a fitting tribute. His previous sell-out theatrical show, All Night Long, recalled the great songs of the fifties and sixties.

Next week’s show is written and narrated by Elliot Brooks who links the songs by telling the fascinating, and often funny, story of the entertainer’s life.

Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story can be seen at The Alnwick Playhouse at 7.30pm on Friday, January 4.

Tickets cost £14 (£13 concessions). Call (01665) 510785.

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