Heather Margarita Small is a soul singer from Britain and also the former lead vocalist of the band M People.
She has released so many albums – in 1999, she released her debut solo studio album, Proud. The album recorded a huge success and earned Small a nomination for the Mobo award in 2000 for the Best UK Album category. She also released subsequent remixes of the album in 2006. The same year, she released an album titled “Closer To A Miracle.”
She went quiet since 2006 but broke the silence with an EP titled “Moving on Up” in 2019. Her latest album release is titled “Colour Of My Life.” The album is an 11-song album released in 2022 with a play duration of 42 minutes.
|Full Name||Heather Margarita Small|
|Date of Birth||January 20, 1965|
|Age||58 years old|
|Place of Birth||West London, United Kingdom|
|Net Worth||Estimated at $5 million|
Heather Small Biography
Heather Small was born on the 20th day of January 1965. Her father, who is from Barbados, was a bus conductor, and her mother, who lived separately from her father in the city of Ladbroke Grove in West London, was a waitress.
She lived with her mom on a West London council estate. Her parents got divorced, after which she maintained a simple relationship with her father. According to her, she did not get a negative impact from the divorce because her father came every night to see her.
Heather Small Career
Heather Small’s career did not immediately start in the music industry. While she was a budding musician, she worked at Wandsworth Council for two years immediately after her education.
She left her job at Wandsworth to venture into music. At age 22, she joined the now disband music band, Hot House, in 1987, performing with the likes of Martin Colyer and Mark Pringle.
With the band signed on deConstruction record label, they released Don’t Come To Stay.”
Heather musical prowess led her to become the vocalist for the re-recorded version of “Ride on Time.” The original version of the song was recorded with an unlicensed voice of Loleatta Holloway, which led to a legal dispute, giving Heather a chance at being part of the UK number 1 single.
Hot House music band wasn’t all successful but it served as a stepping stone for Small. After the band broke up in 1990, Heather moved on to join the M People.
When Small joined M People, She had a chance to work with English DJ Mike Pickering, Paul Heard, Shovell, Blakkat.
Heather Small played the role of lead vocalist in the M People music crew. The group which was formed in 1990 by DJ Mike has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Small performed in 1997 for the “Perfect Day” record in collaboration with a wide range of artists, which includes Lou Reed and the famous Tom Jones. Children in Need charity released the song as its official tune in 1997.
This song sold over a million copies and was the UK’s number-one single for three weeks in two separate spells.
Heather Small’s debut solo album was released when she was still with the M People. The album titled “Proud” earned Small a nomination for the Mobo award in 2000 for the Best UK Album category.
Proud, one of her songs released on the solo album is regularly used in countless British celebrations to mark British achievement and passion. The song was played during the Victory in Europe Day 60th anniversary celebrations in Trafalgar Square, 2005, and also during the 2012 Olympics in London.
Heather Small’s latest album with the M People is “One Night in Heaven: The Best of M People,” which was released in 2007.
In 2008, she took part in the sixth series, Strictly Come Dancing, which was a British television show. She won ninth place.
Heather Small’s Husband
Heather Small is married to Lawyer David Neita. She got married to him in 2012. Before then, she was married to Shaun Edwards, with whom she had a long-term relationship in the 1990s, but later split.
Heather Small’s Son
Heather’s son is named James Small-Edwards. James is her son, whom she got from her relationship with her ex-partner Shaun Edwards.
James, born in 1997, is a member of the City of Westminster council. He won in the Bayswater ward – one of three Labour candidates to take a seat in the local elections.
James said in an interview that he and his mother have been close friends since he was a small kid. He also said that right from his earlier memory, he’s been to Barbados several times, visiting with his mom to see her family and also for work.
Small is a strong fan of a lot of charity organizations, such as BeatBullying, Mencap, and Saint Luke’s Midnight Walk. She also represented the anti-racism and joined their celebration, which occurred live at the 10th Downing Street, with a theme that said, ‘Show Racism the Red Card.”
Several elitists and celebrities showed up at the event, as well, and she later became an asthma ambassador in the UK.
Heather Small Net Worth
Heather is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million, which is one of the highest net worth of most dancers, and this is due to her record deal and several shows over time.