THE singer most famous for her big voice and big hair is to make a special appearance in Warrington next month.

Heather Small of M People will hang up her dancing shoes from the BBC’s infamous Strictly Come Dancing to pay tribute to some of her greatest influences and inspirations from the world of jazz.

She said: “It’s a more bluesy, jazzy affair than lots of M People.

It’s also Black History Month and I wanted to give myself a change and remember my roots.”

The giggly, 43-year-old who suffers badly from nerves has already performed with musical greats, Tom Jones and Sting. The songstress said she would like to pair up with Missy Elliot because she admired her work and wanted to see a combination of her sound with the rapper’s.

The dedicated mother-of-one penned the huge hit, Pride, which has become an anthem for the gay community, sporting events and the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards.

She said: “I am proud of writing something that means something to people. I wanted to be true to myself – I think I succeeded in that. It’s humble and gratifying.”

Proud is rumoured to be the official song of the London Games in 2012. Although the singer said nothing was official she said she would be overjoyed to support the athletes after the success of Team GB in the Olympics and Paralympics.

Heather Small will headline The Parr Hall on October 21. Tickets cost £22.40. Call 442345 for more information.