Singer Heather Small will be celebrating a significant anniversary with her latest tour coming to Stevenage later this month.
The M People star appears at The Gordon Craig on Saturday February 20.
Heather said: “I love to do live work and I signed my first record deal when I was 21.
“I’ll be 51 this year so it will be a celebration of that.
“It will be a lot of the old songs, the songs that I really like to perform live.”
However for someone who has appeared on some of the world’s biggest stages, she’s suffers with a touch of stage fright.
Heather added: “I still actually get nervous before I appear on stage.
“Even now, although as soon as I get on stage, I am better.
“I remind myself that performing in front of the audience is the thing I most love to do and the end feeling is worth all of the nerves.”
But for an artist of her pedigree, it is a tough question for her to pick a favourite.
“I think any of my songs could become a favourite depending on the reaction from the audience.
“However I really like Moving On Up. It was something very different for the band from what we were doing at the time and it was our first break through hit.
“The other one is Proud because it was the first song I did solo and that was just me. All of the decisions were down to me.”
Proud was also the anthem of the 2012 Olympics, and while she is indeed proud now, it did come with a backlash at the time.
“It was an honour that Proud was chosen to be the anthem of the Olympics even though I did get abuse in the street from people after the announcement. But it’s great thing for myself to have been involved in.”
Tickets fo the show are £25. To book call the box office on 01438 363200 or alternatively visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk/