CHART-TOPPING singer Becky Hill is urging the public to get out and support the arts as it recovers from the pandemic.

Speaking ahead of her performance at the O2 Arena in Oxford tonight, the star said "Now is the time to go and support local venues, restaurants and theatres," as they seek to recover their losses from the coronavirus lockdowns.

The Lose Control hitmaker said: “The music and events industry were one of the last industries to get back onto its feet."

The 27-year-old performer will be stopping off in the city of dreaming spires as part of her UK tour, which has now sold out.

"I love performing across the country and I'm really excited that Oxford is on the list," Becky said.

The singer, whose latest album Only Honest on the Weekend secured a top 10 spot in the UK charts, said she hopes fans will get to see a different side of her during her show tonight.

She said: “I play one of my songs acoustically, a song called Lessons, which I also tell the audience that is one of the most vulnerable that I have been on the record but also one that you get the most empowered by.

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“My band comes down from the podium, they go on the stage, and come join me in front of the stage and we play it as we were by a campfire, which is always quite lovely.

“Then I play a song call Perfect People. I play it on guitar which kind of plays homage to the way I started playing music when I was 13 in my bedroom on guitar on my own.”

With her latest single, My Heart Goes (La Di Da), currently in the top 20 in the UK, Becky is already thinking ahead revealing she is thinking of putting a Christmas single.

She said: "The single is going really, really well and then soon enough before we all know it, it will be Christmas. Then I will have to do a Christmas cover at some point which is deciding what song to do.”

The singer and song writer from Bewdley, Worcestershire, rose to fame after appearing on the first series of The Voice in 2012.

As an ambitious 18-year-old she put on a powerful performance of John Legend’s Ordinary People, written by

Her choice of performing one of the coaches’ songs was considered a risky move by many, but it paid off as both and Jessie J swivelled their chairs for her.

Though, she only made it to the semi-finals as part of Jessie J's team, the exposure opened the industry doors to her.

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Later, she became the first contestant to have a Number 1 single in the UK with 'Gecko (Overdrive)'.

Since then, Becky has come out with unmissable songs like Remember with David Guetta, Heaven In My Mind with Sigala and Business with Ella Eyre as part of her most recent album.

This won’t be Becky’s first time in Oxford as she has previously performed at the Common People festival in 2017 in South Park.

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