For all of pianist and singer Neal Richardson's career, Nat King Cole has been hovering in the background, an ever-present inspiration. For two shows at Crazy Coqs, experience a tribute from one pianist and singer to the memory of another.
Rather than attempting to imitate Nat King Cole, the show is an honest and affectionate re-working of some of his greatest hits, with a biographical strand running throughout as Neal tells Nat's inspiring and uplifting story.
Neal's father, also a pianist, was a fan of Nat's and so the young Neal grew up listening to classics such as Orange Coloured Sky, Mona Lisa and Sweet Lorraine. Not to put too fine a point on it, Nat's music was the main reason why Neal wanted to become a professional pianist in the first place. Whilst working in Los Angeles, he was privileged to have the opportunity to play Nat's piano at Capitol Studios.
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.