King for a Day: The Nat King Cole Story
The Spring Arts Centre, East Street, Havant PO9 1BS
Thursday, March 7, 8pm.
FEATURING world-class live music, alongside narration and projected archive images and footage, this is the unique concert celebrating the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century, Nat King Cole.
With acclaimed vocalist, Atila, alongside his world-class musicians, this thoughtful and entertaining new show takes a fresh look at the life and work of the timeless Nat King Cole – whose vocal styling in songs such as Nature Boy, Unforgettable and When I Fall in Love defined a golden era of music and earned him a place in the history of American music as one of the most iconic vocalists of all time.
Atila is an established jazz singer, who began performing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and since 2005 has had a busy programme of touring, including with Buddy Greco, performing as a soloist and recording.
The ‘King for a day’ project came out of Atila’s long running residency at the Park Plaza Hotel and the Arts Club in Dover Street, London, and an album supports Atila’s current touring show of the same name.