Interview: Gordon Barr (Evening Chronicle) chats to Heather Small
Three divas, three big voices – and a show packed from beginning to end with hits.
The Girls are back in town, with Here Come The Girls, and this year they have taken on board former M People star Heather Small.
She will join Lulu and Anastacia on stage at the Metro Radio Arena on December 7. Tickets for the divas show go on sale on Friday, following on from a highly successful outing last year.
“I went to see the show last year. I saw them on stage, with those wonderful songs, and it was such fun. When I was asked to get on board I did jump at the chance. It really is fun,” Heather tells me.
“They’re feisty, distinctive ladies and voices so I thought it would be an environment which I would love to be part of. The songs are familiar and to see people enjoying themselves and everyone on stage giving their all is moving and inspiring."
“The songs are ones everyone knows and to get up there and sing with other lead singers is quite different to doing a solo show, being up front and being the only singer."
“You’re still an individual but you have to make a real beautiful whole. That’s a challenge in itself. Lulu is very warm, professional and a perfectionist and that really works for me."
“Even though we are individual singers, sometimes when you go to see a show and people do a collaboration, it can feel like it is two or three separate events, whereas with this you are on stage with everybody, you do back-up for each other, that’s really what people want to see."
“We are all women who are known for their voice and style. People want to see how that meshes together and how effective it all is."
“Petite and feisty women, with attitude – that always works with me!”
The show will include a 1 million pounds stage set, new songs, sequences and routines. The brainchild of Lulu, the show is a favourite with fans young and old. The music extravaganza mixes high-octane, high-camp, get-up-and-dance, feet-just-can't-keep-still songs against a backdrop of breathtaking glamour and fun, fun, fun – celebrating all that it means to be a woman, the show defies anyone not to dance. Such has the success been for Here Come The Girls that the producers are in talks with European and North American promoters to take the show overseas in 2011.
Tickets go on sale on Friday.