17 Dec / NIGEL WALTONPublished on 06 March, 2017, 12:38 pm
SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER 2017
Nigel Walton was a massive hit when he graced the stage at Nonnas Live in Feb!
He is the perfect performer to make this year's Christmas Celebration an even more jolly one!
Unique smooth mellow tones from Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole to Van Morrison & Michael Buble
FREE ENTRY at the bar, starts at 5pm
Nigel first sang at his Isle of Man school at an early age as Prince Birdsong singing Green Sleeves. He also recited poetry there every Wednesday afternoon. In no time he was acting, winning trophies and accolades along the way. In his teens he appeared in many roles including The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man.
As a younger man he relocated to the Netherlands, where out of the blue he was discovered singing in a Haarlem Jazz bar by Jose Koning, a professional Latin American singer who invited him to her home for a private audition.
She encouraged him to pursue his love of singing which lead him to train and work with the Amsterdam Podium Kunst in 2000 with Annelisa Post and Alexandra Van Marken. He later secured his first professional engagement with the Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra at the Amsterdam Hilton, later appearing in the Elvis Presley Exhibition at the Rai, Amsterdam, followed briefly by an appearance in the Dutch news media singing in Memories from Elvis. Nigel also had two candlelight concerts in his then home town of Hillegom accompanied by Christan Grotenbreg, the celebrated pianist and composer who has famously collaborated with Randy Crawford and Madeline Bell among others.
Now back in the UK, professionally tutored by Chloe Jean Bishop at the Digbeth Music Academy in Birmingham, and now studying in London with Robert Bicknell, the TV and voice coach he continues to pursue his love of singing and entertaining whenever and wherever he can.