HAZEL O'Connor plays her first gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool next month as part of a tour celebrating 30 years in music.

The Coventry-born singer/songwriter will be on stage at the world famous venue in which The Beatles made their name, on Thursday, November 18.

Joining her will The Subterreaneans featuring Claire Hirst on saxophone.

Hazel, who performed at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton in August as part of the tour and is planning to return to the borough next year, told the Globe: "I didn't even know The Cavern still existed. It's really exciting and I can't wait to get on the hallowed stage on which the Beatles first started."

Hazel's big break came in 1980, when, at the age of 25, she had a starring role in the film Breaking Glass, which was produced by the late Dodi Fayed.

She also wrote the film's BAFTA-nominated soundtrack, which featured the hits Will You and Eighth Day.

The album has been re-recorded with a contemporary feel and will be re-released as Breaking Glass Now on November 25.

Looking forward to its release, Hazel said: "Breaking Glass was a seminal album at the time. So it was fitting, particularly in its anniversary year, to re-visit the album and was great to get reconnected with the songs."

Hazel's biography is due for release next year. She added: "People have described it as a no-holds-barred account, but for me it’s just a collection of anecdotes from my life. There are a lot of good stories in there, but I have no interest in dishing the dirt on anyone."

Tickets for Hazel's November 18 show at The Cavern, which starts at 8pm, are from www.rspromo.co.uk or 0151 632 0774.<>

The Globe has three pairs of tickets to give away for the show. For a chance of winning, answer the following question: The Cavern was the early stomping ground for which legendary Liverpool band?

Send the answer to: Hazel O’Connor, Wirral Globe, Haymarket Court, Hinson Street, Birkenhead CH41 5BX. The entry deadline is midday on Tuesday, November 9.