Support gig is just the ticket for singer

Sheffield singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna aims to show she has talent after landing a top support slot next year.

The 30-year-old, who started out in coffee shops and church halls, was plucked from virtual obscurity to support Lionel Richie on his 2012 UK tour, including a show at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena,

Now she has a 31-date tour lined up for 2015, supporting this year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro and runner-up Lucy Kay.

The tour arrives at Sheffield City Hall on Saturday, February 21. For tickets, priced from £19.50, call 0114 2789789.

Philippa will also be playing the city’s Bents Green Methodist Church on Saturday, November 1.

For tickets, priced £12, to Songs for the King, featuring Godfrey Birtill, call 0114 2682334.