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Roos-Anne (Sanne) Hans better known by her stage name Miss Montreal (born 22 September 1984 in Dedemsvaart), is a Dutch singer-songwriter and guitar player. In her live shows she was accompanied by her band made up of Kobus Groen (bass, backing vocals), Michi Schwiemann (guitar), Thijs Rensink (drums) and Peter Hendriks (keyboards).

Miss Montreal
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Background information
Birth nameRoos-Anne (Sanne) Hans
Born (1984-09-22) 22 September 1984 (age 34)
Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2005 – present
Labels8 Ball Music
Associated actsYsis
MembersMiss Montreal
Kobus Groen
Michi Schwiemann
Thijs Rensink
Peter Hendriks
Miss Montreal and her band during "S-SS-SSS-Sanne" tour

Sanne Hans first was part of the formation Ysis made up of her on vocals and guitar, Inge van Calkar also on guitar and vocals and Ilse Gerritsen on the cello. They all had stuttering problems in their speeches, without that deterring their singing.

After Ysis disbanded in 2008, she did advertising features and appeared on various radio and television shows. She also sang "Dansen aan zee" with Dutch band BLØF and "I Am Sorry" with Dutch band Only Seven Left.

October 2008 saw her first solo single "Just a Flirt" followed by a debut album the self-titled Miss Montreal in May 2009 releasing "This is my life" as a second single. She appeared in a number of festivals including in Lowlands, Parkpop, Beatstad and Zwarte Cross and opened for Coldplay at the Goffertpark in front of 70,000 spectators.[1] She sang "Won't You Let Me Have My Way with You" featuring Bertolf Lentink in a joint EP released in 2009 by the two artists.

Her second album So... Anything Else came in July 2010 with a grand tour of 20 Dutch cities to promote the album. The tour continued until April 2011. She also became famous by singing the intro to the children TV program Huisje, Boompje, Beestje in 2009.[2] Her third album I Am a Hunter was released on 13 April 2012, engaging on another long tour called "S-SS-SSS-Sanne" stretching until March 2013.

In 2012, Sanne appeared as a member of the jury of the television series De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland, and she was a coach on the sixth, seventh and eighth seasons of The Voice of Holland. Sanne will return as a coach for season 10 of The Voice of Holland.




Year Album Peak positions
Album Top 100
2009 Miss Montreal 15
2010 So... Anything Else? 10
2012 I Am Hunter 5
2014 Irrational 3
2016 Don't Wake Me Up 2
Demo albums
Year Album Peak positions
Album Top 100
2012 The Home Recordings 81
  • 2009: Miss Montreal / Bertolf (joint EP) [8ball Music]


Year Single Peak positions Album
Top 40
Single Top 100

2008 "Just a Flirt" 11 4 Miss Montreal
2009 "This Is My Life" Tip6 19
"Seven Friends" Tip3 31
"Addicted to Crying"  – 19
"Being Alone at Christmas" 5 7 So... Anything Else?
2010 "Swing the Night Away" 34 23
"Say What You See" Tip13  –
2011 "Wish I Could" 35 31 I Am Hunter
"I know I Will Be Fine"  – 41
2012 "I Am Hunter" 28 20
"Wonderful Days" 15 4 Non-album release
"Better When It Hurts" Tip8  – I Am Hunter
"Giving Up on You" Tip12  –
2013 "Hoe" (with Nielson) 4 5
"Heavy Heart" Tip5 69
"Say Heaven Say Hell" 35 27
2015 "Love You Now" 23 82
2017 "A Million Ways" 26

Tip means the release didn't chart in the Dutch Top 40, but appeared in the Tipparade for "bubbling under" hits


  1. ^ Miss Montreal boeken? (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Huisje Boompje Beestje, 2009-11-16, retrieved 2017-05-04
  3. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Miss Montreal discography". Retrieved 2014-01-22.

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