Geri Halliwell will be making her solo singing debut at a birthday bash for Prince Charles tonight. The BBC reports that Halliwell will perform her own version of "Happy Birthday," as well as make appearances with other stars throughout the music and comedy production.
The evening, billed as "A Royal Celebration," also features Robbie Williams and the M People along with comedians Spike Milligan and Stephen Fry and actor Roger Moore. The event is being staged in aid of the Prince's Trust, which helps disadvantaged young people. It's scheduled to be broadcast on Britain's ITV as a two-hour special November 14, the date of Charles' 50th birthday.
Meanwhile, Britain's "Dot Music" reports that Halliwell has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins, a team that helped propel the Spice Girls to fame and fortune. The pair co-wrote and produced a number of Spice Girls songs including the hit, "Too Much." They're currently working with
Halliwell on her new solo album for EMI/Chrysalis, expected out in the first half of 1999.