Duffield band is not one to ‘Miss’

Joe Hoblyn
Joe Hoblyn

BE sure not to ‘Miss’ a talented, up and coming band featuring a rising star from Duffield.

Hannah Garner, who hails from the village, is the vocalist for popular local band, Miss 600.

Ben Hoblyn

Ben Hoblyn

A former pupil of Ecclesbourne School, Hannah is currently preparing for the release of Miss 600’s new single ‘Twist’ on Monday, June 27.

Miss 600 is a two-piece pop, acoustic, jazz ensemble featuring Hannah, 20, on vocals and multi-instrumentalist David Amar on guitar.

They are also gearing up for the release of their first album ‘Buying Time’, which includes the new single ‘Twist’.

This is thanks, in part, to renowned British singer James Morrison, who heard about the talents of Hannah and David and asked record producer Chris Bucknall to check them out.

Miss 600

Miss 600

Now, aside from the album, Miss 600 is on the verge of making the Radio 2 playlist and has had airtime in Germany.

For the album, Hannah and David, who met at an open mic night as solo artists, have spent almost a year writing the lyrics and music so it was ready to be recorded.

Hannah said: “It’s amazing to think that James Morrison could have had a hand in it and it’s given us a chance to get our music out there that we might not have had before, which is great.”

As well as pop and jazz, Miss 600’s new album mixes in some R ‘n’ B and reggae as well.

Buying Time Miss 600

Buying Time Miss 600

Before forming Miss 600, Hannah had become relatively famous on her own YouTube channel.

On there she sang a range of songs a cappella into a web cam.

‘Twist’ is available to pre-order now at http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/twist-ep/id433607960.

The Duffield link doesn’t end with Hannah. Brothers Ben and Joe Hoblyn have played an integral part in proceedings as well.

Ben, 20, who also went to Ecclesbourne School and now studies music at Sheffield University, plays the trumpet on the album track ‘Twist’. He also joined Hannah and David to play at a gig in London in April.

Ben, who wants to follow a career in music, also plays trumpet on two other album songs, ‘More to Learn’ and ‘Typically Me’, which his younger brother Joe, 18, also plays on.

Joe plays a variety of instruments. He is currently in year 13 at Ecclesbourne School. He plays the tenor saxophone on ‘More to Learn’ and ‘Typically Me’.

Their mum, Kath, said: “I am very proud of both of them. They are very excited about the release of the album and single. Hannah is a fantastic singer.”

Visit the band’s website at www.miss600.com for more information and to listen to samples of tracks.