THE former lead singer of M People returns to Yarm for a concert.

Heather Small will perform at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium on Thursday, April 18, following her sold out show in 2018.

As part of M People, with hits including Moving On Up, One Night in Heaven, Search for the Hero and albums including Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco, Heather became one of the most instantly recognisable and iconic British voices of the 1990s.

She has since enjoyed success with two solo albums – with the title track of her Proud album becoming the soundtrack to a host of major events, including London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid, the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar Square, England’s victory at the Rugby World Cup celebrations, and the official ceremony marking the handover of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London.

Graham Ramsay, of promoters Ten Feet Tall, said: “It’s brilliant to be able to welcome Heather back to Yarm. I remember the first time I put M People on at The Arena in Middlesbrough back in 1993. It was the first time they had ever played Moving On Up live and the place went nuts! She was absolutely brilliant at Yarm last year and I know this is going to be another incredible show.”

Tickets for the event at 8pm are £29.50 available from