When ex-Climax Blues Band member and producer Chris Bucknall received a call asking him to
check out a young duo at Ryan's Bar in Derby he was more than intrigued.
A trip to the venue in Derby during an open mic night (where James Morrison was discovered) led
to a meeting with Hannah Garner and David Amar with whom Bucknall was most impressed.
David Amar is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing since he was a small child and singer
Hannah Garner had just formed a You Tube channel onto which she loaded tracks of herself
singing acappella renditions of various covers into a web cam. So well received were these little
amateur videos that not only had hundreds of thousands of fans viewed them but four thousand
actually subscribed to the channel. And Hannah was only 17 years old at the time.
Bucknall, who is responsible for discovering and producing Sony / BMG's Sam Beeton, signed
them first to the Cubit Recordings label and then took them into his Nottingham-based "Nursery"
studios and began recording an album for the talented duo together with co producer Robert de
Fresnes and Miss 600 was born.
Miss 600’s debut album ‘Buying Time’ showcases their talent around simple catchy pop tunes
with more than a jazz twist and includes collaborations with Maxi Priest, Sam Beeton, Sonna Rele
and legendary film composer Ennio Morricone.
Their debut single called ‘Twist’ was released in July 2011 and spent extraordinary seven weeks
on the BBC Radio 2 A list while also achieving over 3000 plays on UK radio. It was the eleventh
most played track on Radio 2 during the third quarter of 2011 and also reached the Top Thirty on
the UK independent Singles Sales Chart.
Miss 600 have followed up this amazing success with their latest single 'Typically Me' also taken
from 'Buying Time.' Radio 2 once again showed their support and the single enjoyed 6 weeks on
the play list and to date has had nearly 1000 plays on UK Radio.
Chris Evans (BBC Radio Breakfast DJ) said
"Brilliant single. Just brilliant. These guys are going to be huge"
Richard Madeley (UK BBC Radio 2 DJ) commented
"Debut singles don't come any better than this. Wonderful track"
Dean Piper from the Sunday Mirror (UK’s most read weekend tabloid) wrote
"[Hannah Garner] is a true pop star in the making."
Miss 600 were invited on to Radio 2 for a live interview at the beginning of August with Chris
Evans (Breakfast Show) after which sales of their album and hits of their You Tube videos rose
Internationally 'Buying Time' has been licensed to Magic Records (Poland), Gallo Records (South
Africa) and Time Recordings (Italy). In November 2011 they performed 'Twist' live to an audience
of millions on the quarter final of Polands biggest TV show 'Dancing With The Stars' (Taniec z