'Rewind Scotland: M People star Heather Small wows festival after surgery restores her stunning voice' - Daily Record & Sunday Mail article:
Frustrated singer struggled to stay silent for six weeks after op but silent treatment pays off as she belts out hits in front of the 15,000 strong crowd.
Heather Small was thrilled to be able to sing to 15,000 revellers at Scotland's Rewind Festival last night – after having surgery on her vocal chords last year.
The M People lead singer, who also plays Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium on October 24, has been warming up her voice since being told to stay silent for six weeks in 2012. The 48-year-old revealed:
"This is the first time I have performed for an audience this size since my op last year so I am a bit nervous. I had a little bit of a hiccup when I had to have an op on my voice. A singer who can't sing is a big obstacle. I've been lucky and been blessed and God is good. I had a fantastic surgeon who told me not to worry and that all would work out and it has. I followed his instructions to the letter. I was told not to speak for six weeks and anyone who knows me knows that is a trial and tribulation. I had to write things down on a pad."
Heather joined Eighties ladies Carol Decker and Kim Wilde at Scone Palace alongside stars such as Howard Jones, Mike And The Mechanics, Odyssey, Starship, Rick Astley and UB40.
The huge crowd were treated to around 80 hits in a row from the artists at the festival.