Andy Abraham has come from humble beginnings. Working as a refuse collector and bus driver before finding fame and fortune, Andy holds a natural charm reminiscent of the greatest soul and swing stars in history. Andy came to prominence entering ITV’s X Factor in 2005. Andy wowed the judges with his rendition of ’Greatest Love of All’ in the first round eventually being selected by Sharon Osbourne. Andy astounded audiences and didn’t fall into the bottom two throughout the entire series. His incredible voice and stage presence brought life to numbers such as ‘Me and Mrs Jones’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘Easy Lover’, and ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’.
Despite a strong showing, Andy fell at the final hurdle, coming runner-up to Shayne Ward. After this experience, Andy continued his musical quest releasing his debut album in 2006. Titled The Impossible Dream Andy reached number two on the UK Album Chart selling an astounding 176,000 copies in the first week. He followed this up with his sophomore album Soul Man reaching the top 20 in the UK Charts. Going from strength to strength Andy’s third album was released in 2008 to positive reviews with its title track charting well. Andy released his fourth album Remember When to great acclaim.
A passionate and intimate recording, the album was recorded at the famous Steelworks Studio and featured tracks by the celebrated songwriter Eliot Kennedy. All his albums were followed by UK tours giving this born entertainer experience in entertaining audiences of all sizes. His current tour sees him perform the hits of the big band era in an unforgettable show titled the ‘History of the Big Bands’. Backed by a magical 13-piece big band, Andy brings the work of Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra to life.
Dubbed the ‘voice of the people’, Andy is a soulful singer who performs searing, soaring soul numbers. The ideal addition to corporate events, weddings, and erudite musical performances, this solo artist is an unrivalled headliner. His appreciation for the golden era of Swing makes his act timeless and ideal for all audiences. In 2019 Andy embarked on a nationwide tour in celebration of the legend Nat King Cole with his new show Andy Abraham presents: The Nat King Cole Songbook, which sees him perform hits from Nat's long career and gives fans from all over the country a chance to celebrate with him.
In 2022 Andy Abraham was listed in the Champions Music and Bands 10 Most Popular Wedding Acts Rights Now.