London-born sanitation worker Andy Abraham increased to fame within the U.K. like a finalist on the next season from the X Element. Abraham quit his job like a printing device in 1998 to be able to go after a music profession, and was operating like a dustman around the roads of London until enough time his wife authorized him as much as audition for the display. He produced the cut and quickly became a popular among followers and judges as well along with his passionate renditions of traditional R&B requirements. Abraham managed to get towards the finals and then become trounced by Shayne Ward, but beat around the X Element didn’t spell catastrophe for the previous dustman; Sharon Osbourne stepped in and helped Abraham property a record cope with Sony BMG. His 1st recording, 2006’s The Difficult Dream, were able to climb to the quantity two i’m all over this the U.K. graphs in its 1st week. Abraham embarked on a whirlwind tour from the U.K., and his second recording, Soul Man, strike stores several months later.