Dan hits high note in talent competition

Winners of Amber Valley's Got Talent competition.
Winners of Amber Valley's Got Talent competition.

TEENAGE musician Dan Ball struck the right note to lift the champion’s crown in an annual competition.

The 15-year-old Ripley schoolboy scored £300 after winning the final of Amber Valley’s Got Talent.

Dan impressed the judges with his singing and guitar playing.

The final at Mill Hill School, where Dan is a pupil, raised more than £2,000 for the Derbsyhire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Runners-up prize went to the duo Better Days Ahead, comprising vocalist Paige Seabridge and guitarist Jake Matthew, and third prize went to the Ripley band I Surrender, composed of Ben Rose (vocals/guitar), Adam Rose (bass guitar), Nathan Biggs (lead guitar) and Bradley Smith (drums).

The competition was run by the Rotary Club of Ripley.