Who is Heidi Curtis? Rising star watching Newcastle United with Sam Fender and hanging out with Jade Thirlwall

Heidi Curtis is set for big things following in the steps of fellow Tyneside singing sensations

Newcastle and the North East is known for producing some top-tier music talent and one singer following in the step of Sam Fender and Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall is Heidi Curtis, who was recently seen watching Newcastle United play alongside the 'Seventeen Going Under' singer.

Fender posted a series of videos on his Instagram story last weekend of him and his mates watching Eddie Howe's side taking on Manchester City.

The 3-3 thriller had the group feeling everything from joy to disappointment in and amongst the group was fellow singer Heidi Curtis.

The singer/songwriter from North Shields has supported Fender at a number of shows this summer, including his fundraising O2 City Hall date and at the landmark Finsbury Park date.

Fans who caught Curtis' sets warming up for Fender have praised the singer's "beautiful" voice, "magical" performances and said she "smashed it" in the comments on the rising star's Instagram.

The singer has also supported Paolo Nutini this summer, played a hometown show at The Exchange and will open up for The Snuts on their 17-date UK tour later this year.

Sam Fender plays at the Castlefield Bowl in July

In March 2020, the local star also went on an Instagram live with Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall to chat all things music.

Later that year, Heidi was one of the first artists to play the Virgin Money Utilita Arena, which put on socially-distanced shows post Covid-19.

When asked what he loves about performing in the North East, the singer told The Courier in 2020: "I haven’t actually played it, but I really like Little Buildings, I’ve seen gigs there and it’s really nice inside. Down in Ouseburn, there are loads of hidden places where you wouldn’t expect to find such great music. I’ve played the Cluny, that’s awesome, it's like the pinnacle of gigs in Newcastle, a rite of passage. Loads of huge people have played there.

"I’ve totally forgotten Surf Café too, the one I’m in every week! I did my first ever open mic there, it's another home of great acts. The Amazons, who I really like, played there ages ago. My first ever gig with a proper band behind me was there too, supporting Kitt Trig. That was a real step up, since then everything kicked off."

In interviews, Heidi has said she is passionate about ocean wildlife and the effects of climate change, as well as spreading positivity and confidence.

She also told The Mind Map that she loved puzzles, such as anagrams and quizzes, but hates puzzles.