Originally the lead vocalist of the hugely successful band M People, Heather Small is a soul singer with a string of worldwide hits to her name, such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero.
Heather joined her first group, Hot House, while she was still a teenager growing up on a West London council estate. Her first big break in the pop world came when she sang the vocals of the UK number 1 single Ride On Time with the Italo house band Black Box. This ultimately led to her joining M People, where her distinctive voice helped the band to sell over 10 million albums worldwide and to win the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for the popular album Elegant Slumming.
In 1997, Heather performed on the Perfect Day record alongside a number of famous artists, including Tom Jones and Lou Reed. The song was the official 1997 Children In Need charity release, selling over a million copies.
Heather has since had great success with solo albums. Her debut solo album Proud was released in 2000 and the title track became the anthem of a number of events, including the 60th anniversary of VE Day, the launch of Queen Mary 2, England's victory at the Rugby World Cup celebrations, the Tsunami Relief Concert, and the official ceremony marking the handover of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London. Heather subsequently sang Proud at the 2012 Pride Of Britain Awards, as a tribute to the athletes of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Always popular in concert, in the Autumn of 2010 Heather teamed up with singing sensations Anastacia and Lulu for the critically acclaimed Here Come The Girls, an unforgettable concert tour of feel-good party music and dance, performed at arenas across the UK and Ireland.
As a contestant on the BBC's hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing in 2008, Heather's infectious personality and trademark sense of humour shone through. Other TV shows that she has guested on include Paul O'Grady, Alan Titchmarsh, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, The Wright Stuff, Newsnight, as well as appearances on celebrity editions of The Weakest Link and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
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