Advent & Christmas 2015 by Hannah's band
The Many called - "Nothing short of stunning."
December 2015 - Cross Rhythms, UK
Reviewed by Tony Cummings,
The Many are a house band of The Plural Guild, a collective of musicians from Chicago and this, their debut album, is nothing short of stunning. Thanks in large part to a beautiful opener "Holy Is Your Name" encouraging us all to join in with the angels celebrating the Messiah's miraculous birth, 'Advent & Christmas 2015' is a triumph even when they turn their attention to predictable numbers like "Hark The Herald Angels Sing". The sweet-voiced Hannah Rand sings on "Holy Is Your Name" aided by the heavenly voices of Olivia Harris and Lesley Michelle and a simple but effective piano and rhythm accompaniment gives the song a mood of sincere adoration. That mood is also achieved on the wistful midtempo "In This World". In a Christmas music scene overflowing with production line carols and banal Santa songs this album is a worshipful masterpiece.
Hannah interviewed by nationally recognized author
February 3, 2014 - Hannah was interviewed by author ML Gardner and her work was showcased on Gardner's blog.
The author discovered Hannah's music on ReverbNation and asked Hannah if she could feature her. According to Gardner. Hannah "...was born to make music....she writes from the heart and performs from the soul.
Hannah's song "With Nothing" featured in Advent Music Project
December 24, 2013 -- Hannah's original Christmas song, "With Nothing," from the Me You & Her Holiday EP, was the featured selection on Christmas Eve in an Advent blog which uses music to help people reflect during the days leading up to Christmas. The project features one song a day through the Advent season. Other featured artists this year included Sufjan Stevens, Soweto Gospel Choir, Nina Simone, and Sleeping at Last.
Hannah featured on ABC News Chicago with her indie folk band Me You & Her
Hannah and Me You & Her bring the holidays to Evanston's arts incubator and house concert venue Pig & Weasel
December 20, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) A trio of young singers is doing its part to spread holiday cheer -- all while helping to feed the hungry. The group, called Me You & Her, uses music to raise money for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Through their efforts they raised over $600 since November.
December 21, 2012 (EVANSTON) Playing for a packed house for two shows, Hannah and indie folk trio Me You & Her ring in the spirit of the season with Christmas classics and holiday favorites.
The Band is Back...Me You & Her Reunite for a show at Chicago's famed Hard Rock Cafe
Holiday EP featured on NoiseTrade -- to help raise money for Chicago's hungry
Hannah chosen as winner of ASCAP Writer's Night at Belmont University
Hannah wins Grammy Foundation Songwriting Contest and goes backstage at the Grammys
Hannah's song "Not That Different" used in a music video honoring Black History Month created by students at local High School
December 15, 2013 (CHICAGO) Back in town from college for the holidays, Hannah and the indie folk trio came together for a set at the Hard Rock, opening for another local Chicago singer, Edon.
November 21, 2013 Selected by the editors of the online music-sharing site NoiseTrade to be featured in their New & Notable section, Hannah's band Me You & Her offered their holiday EP as a free download, from the week before Thanksgiving through New Years. with all tips going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
October 14, 2013 (NASHVILLE) The Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business hosted the first of this year’s ASCAP Writers’ Nights on Tuesday, October 8th. Featuring four Belmont student writers performing in the round and judged by professional publishers and writers along with ASCAP Nashville Membership co-head LeAnn Phelan and ASCAP Creative Manager Ryan Beuschel. Guest judge publisher Travis Gordon of Universal and guest ASCAP songwriter Matt Warren, artist and staff songwriter for Amylase Entertainment/Warner Chappell Publishing, along with Phelan and Bueschel, chose Hannah Rand as the winning writer.
As the winner, Hannah will perform in Belmont's "Best of the Best" showcase in April 2014.
February 13, 2013 - Michelle Manchir, Chicago Tribune
An Oak Park teen watched Grammy performers rehearse for last weekend's awards show as one of three musicians who won a national songwriting competition.
Hannah Rand, a senior at Oak Park and River ForestHigh School, wrote and performed her original song, "Start Over," to win third place in the contest, gaining the chance to watch the Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Mumford & Sons and others rehearse in Los Angeles. She also got a backstage tour, including a peek at Rihanna's dressing room, in addition to prizes of $100 and an iPad.
February 1, 2013 (OAK PARK, IL) Oak Park River Forest High School senior Hannah Rand recorded a music video for her song, "Not That Different", to honor Black History Month. OPRF senior Mary Alexander served as director for the project, while OPRF teacher John Condne produced it.