M People Voice

Heather Margarita Small is a British soul singer and former lead vocalist of the band M People. Her subsequent debut solo studio album, Proud, was released in 2000. During 2017, Small participated in the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for the BBC, along with Neil Morrissey, Debbie McGee, Ed Byrne, Kate Bottley, Raphael Rowe, and JJ Chalmers. She commented on the experience afterwards: “I was a believer before I set off, but this trip made me realise my faith and beliefs were much stronger than I had realised.” In 2018, Small celebrated 25 years of singing. She toured around the UK, celebrating her and M People’s music. Alongside the tour, Small planned to release a new album, Heather Small: Orchestral Greatest Hits, in May 2018, but on 3 May, the project was declared to be cancelled. Small toured from 10 April to 26 April 2019. In January 2022, Small appeared on the third series of The Masked Singer as “Chandelier”. She was first to be unmasked.