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.