Dazzle is pleased to announce Lionel Cole and his tribute to his uncle Nat King Cole. We will all be in for a treat this coming Monday & Tuesday (February 25th & 26th). Lionel will be performing with Freddy Cole’s band. “Nat died before I was was born, but growing up in his father’s (Freddy) house was pretty intense,” says Lionel Cole . “Anybody from George Benson to Frank Sinatra would be around, it was quite a way to watch the business. All his uncles were in the business and as a public family we’ve always been conscious of doing as many positive things as is possible. It’s why he spent most of his career as a composer and songwriter, wrote positive songs for Mariah Carey and made own his mark as a valuable part of that legacy, not just another wanker with a cool name.”
Lionel Cole is a pianist, songwriter, and composer. He has served as a regularly touring member Mariah Carey’s live band. Lionel’s work with singer Mariah Carey, included piano playing on her #1 single, “Never Too Far Hero” and co-writing three songs notably the heartfelt hit “Through the Rain” from her multi-platinum album CHARMBRACELET. One of Lionel’s proudest moments was arranging the Star Spangled Banner for Mariah and the Boston Pops at the 2002 Superbowl following 9/11.
NOTE: Rather than cancel the performances all together, it is Freddy’s wish to send his son, Lionel Cole, to sit in with his band for the final few dates of the current US tour they are engaged in.
Copyright 2019 KUVO . To see more, visit KUVO