Last night’s episode of the BBC TV drama Waterloo Road may have been the last for Heather Peace but Leeds music lovers will have the chance to see her in an alternative guise this autumn.
Peace – who played teacher Nikki Boston in the long-running TV series – has quit to pursue her passion for singing.
She will perform songs from her second album, The Thin Line, with her band at Leeds City Varieties on October 27.
Said the actress: “I’ve been two-jobs-Peace for almost 20 years and it felt like time to put my music first. I’m really proud of this album, it’s exactly how I wanted it to sound – it sounds really live and summery, it’s got lots of doo wops, it’s got a bit of sing-along balladry and it even has a big gay anthem. I cannot wait to perform it live so hopefully you’ll all come and listen because that would obviously be the most fun way to do it.”
Tickets for the City Varieties show are priced £22.60 and are available from www.cityvarieties.co.uk.