Counting Ed Sheeran amongst her many fans and having supported the likes of Beth Rowley and Ehud Banai, and winning the ‘Queen Of The Underground’ title, are only a few of the things along the journey Hadar embarked on since leaving the Negev Desert in Israel, after completing a compulsory service as a medical officer at the age of 20, and moving to London in the early 00’s to pursue her dream of performing.
Crowned ‘Queen of The Underground’ by the London Underground’s licensed buskers, singing songs of the life of an ‘urban gypsy’ with a voice not dissimilar to that of Joni Mitchell’s, Hadar Manor certainly knew how to brighten up the dull monotonous commute of many London workers.
With previous experience collaborating with award-winning producer Youth, DJ Sandy Riviera and experimental band ‘Oi Va Voi’, and no stranger to performing at Glastonbury, Hadar has already made an impact on the music industry, even performing on Radio 2 and being asked to tea at number 10 Downing Street.
When her son was born in 2011, she took all her busking earnings and innovatively built her own home studio, so she could still follow her passion for music. Despite not knowing how to produce records, Hadar took her first step to becoming a completely independent musician by deciding to teach herself, and vowed to write, record and produce a song for each month of her life, starting with the January Song.
Judging by the success and phenomenal reviews for her last album, Crossing London, Hadar’s next album, The Year And Now, is highly anticipated by her fans and the media, from whom she has already gained glowing reviews:
‘A Prodigy’ – The Observer
‘An Outstanding Talent’ – Melvyn Bragg
‘We thoroughly recommend listening to her album, ‘Crossing London, to soak in her storytelling lyrics recounting busking journeys from the Judas mountains to Charing Cross station’ – Recognise Magazine
Hadar has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds towards completing her brand new album, The Year And Now which will be released in January, following up her latest single My Wish. You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/hadar-manor/my-wish-hadar-manor
Join Hadar’s journey and help make her album possible: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hadar-manor-the-year-now-album