M People At Chichester Confirmed


M People are officially playing at Chichester RAJF this summer. Details from the venue website:

'M People featuring Heather Small - Wed 4 July
M People provide our first venture into soul/dance music at Chichester RAJF. Formed in Manchester in 1990 by soul singer Heather Small and saxophonist Mike Pickering the band had a string of hits in the 90's including One Night in Heaven, Moving On Up and Search For A Hero. In 94 and 95 they were voted best British Dance Act in the Brit awards. Album sales have exceeded 10 million, with Bizarre Fruit being in the charts for over two years. The band took a long break in 1998, when Mike Pickering left for other fields, but reformed in 2005, with Heather Small's unique soul voice and original band members Paul Heard and Shovell, now bringing us one night in heaven in Chichester.'


M People Tour Update

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CANCELLED: M People have added another show to their tour this summer:
Monday 11th June - ABC Glasgow . NO LONGER APPEARING AT THE ABC (18.05.07).

On Wednesday 25th April 2007 the Chichester Real Ale & Jazz Festival will confirm the bands that will be playing on Wednesday 4th July 2007. M People may be one of these! Click on the link below to stay up to date.


Gardar Thor Cortes Feat. Heather Small

The song 'Lunar' by Gardar Thor Cortes which features Heather Small is available today. You can purchase his album 'Cortes' or alternatively you can download the individual track. 

Click on the link below to purchase or listen to a sample of the track on iTunes.


April 2007 Update

M People have added another date to their summer tour 2007 - Hampton Court festival on the 12th June 2007 9PM. 
(Details of the tour will be added soon to the calender on the Tours/Performances page.)

Heather Small can now be seen on Classic FM TV! The video for a song that she features on is currently being played on the music channel. Heather features on the song by Gardar Thor Cortes entitled 'Lunar' (The album is released 16th April 2007). For more information follow this link:
The video has been added to YouTube and will shortly be added to this site:

Finally iTunes have added the 2005 editions of M People's albums: Northern Soul, Elegant Slumming and Bizarre Fruit. These include bonus tracks and remixes which you can choose to download individually. Follow the link below to view.


M People Tour To Support Forests!

M People will be performing this summer in 4 forests! 

"M People, the clubland favourites that went on to become one of the most successful UK dance acts ever, will be appearing at four picturesque forest locations this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual ‘Forest Tour’. 

Sunday 17 June: Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, Cheshire

Sunday 24 June: Dalby Forest, Nr Thornton Le Dale, N York Moors
Friday 13 July: High Lodge Thetford Forest, High Lodge, Nr Brandon, Suffolk

Sunday 22 July: National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Nr Tetbury, Glos.

Tickets are 25.50 (subject to booking fee) for all shows on sale from 9.00 am Fri 9 March.

Ticket Hotline: 01842 814612 (or book online with the Forestry Commission).

M People are recognised as the first mainstream dance act to marry the excitement of house music to the traditional pop virtues of crafted songs and strong melodies. Amongst many accolades, they collected a Brit Award for Best British Dance Act and a Mercury Music Prize for their classic album ‘Elegant Slumming’. A string of top ten hits including ‘One Night In Heaven’, ‘Moving On Up’, ‘How Can I Love You More?’, ‘Don’t Look Any Further’, ‘Renaissance’, ‘Sight For Sore Eyes’, ‘Just For You’, ‘Search For A Hero’ and ‘Open Your Heart’ became part of the soundtrack of The Nineties."

Source: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-6Z3EGG

Ultimate Collection Re-Release


The 'Ultimate Collection' album by M People Featuring Heather Small was re-released yesterday in the form of a new packaging. The album was released in a CD slider pack. The album has the same track listing as before containing the greatest hits of both the band and Heather's solo singles 'proud' & 'Holding On'.


Sony BMG on You Tube

Sony BMG have posted over 1000 music videos of the label's artists. These include 4 M People videos so far:
1) Excited
2) One Night In Heaven
3) Open Your Heart
4) Moving On Up
I will add these videos to this site and anymore that they post.

You can view the sonybmg channel by clicking on the link below.


Josh Harris Remix EP - Download Now!

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You can now download a remix EP for two of Heather Small's singles on iTunes. The EP is called 'Josh Harris Remix EP' and features the following 4 tracks:

1) Radio On (Josh Harris Remix)
2) Radio On (Josh Harris Extended Remix)
3) Proud (Josh Harris Pride Remix)
4) Proud (Josh Harris Pride Extended Remix)

Each track costs 79p to download or 3.16 for all 4 tracks.

Click on the link below to go directly to the EP on the iTunes store.