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. Hadrien FERAUD was born in the 16th of august 1984 in Paris. Very early, his parents move to the suburbs where he will spend the first years of his life in a family where music plays a very great role. His parents who are musicians, immerse him very young in various musical environments: rock'n'roll, blues, funk ,R’n ‘B, new wave, traditional, jazz etc….

Young , very attracted by the cinema, Hadrien shows to be very receptive with film scores . Towards the age of 8/9, his father introduces him to the guitar, but he shrinks infront of the instrument . The drums attract him much more… and the bass causes curiosity as well . Then towards twelve, after listening to Jaco Pastorius, he has a deep revelation as well as for the group “Weather Report”.

At that time he explores, deepens and integrates with passion the entire work of Jaco and “Weather Report” becomes his bible. In the years which follow, Hadrien discovers other bass players such as: Christian McBride, Victor Bailey, Anthony Jackson ,Dominique Dipiazza, skulli sverrisson, Gary Willis, Matthew Garrison, Richard Bona , Linley Marthe…, and he widens his musical universe listening to other different instrumentalists : Michael Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Bireli Lagrene, John McLaughlin,Chick Corea, Sylvain Luc , Otmaro Ruiz, Jean Pierre Como, Thierry Eliez, Jim Grancamp….

In 2001 Christian Pegand (organizing concerts for John McLaughlin and Bireli Lagrene among-others) invites him to play at the concert “bass contre bass” organized by the funds of SACEM in the memory of the double bass player François Jenny-Clark. Surrounded by Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc at the guitars and Franck Agulhon on drums, Hadrien will make a noticed apperance. Also invited to this evening , were, Richard Bona, Garcia Fons, Dominique Di Piazza, the Moutin's brothers etc…

In 2002, via Bireli LAGRENE , he becomes acquainted with Jim and Jon Grandcamp, two brothers originally from Strasbourg. Jim ( guitar) and Jon on drums,they create a “power trio” of shock : “Le Cartel”. they will play on various stages of the capital, in France and abroad . Eager to meeting some people, he takes part in some contests as the EURO BASS DAY which proceeds in Verona (2003) and for which he will be finalist ; as well as in the French national contest “Haut les basses” (2004) of which he wins the first prize.

since 2003, he has played with many experienced musicians: Rido BAYONNE - Sheik TIDIANE SECK- Marc BERTHOUMIEUX - Jean Marie ECAY - Mokhtar SAMBA - Dominique Di PIAZZA - N'GUYENE LE - Thierry ELIEZ - Flavio BOLTRO - - Bireli LAGRENE - Andre CECCARELLI ,Paco SERY , Manu CODJIA, Francis LASSUS , Linley MARTHE , Geoffroy DE MASURE ,Emile PARISIEN, Damien SCHMITT , Mickael LECOQ ,Fred LOPEZ ,Marc GUILLERMONT , Yoan SCHMIDT ,Yoan SERRA , Fred DUPONT, Valerie BENZAQUINE, Reda SAMBA , Julien TEKEYAN ,François FAURE ,Nicolas VICCARO, Mark GILMORE , Pibo MARQUEZ, Chris & Tony RAYMOND,Bireli LAGRENE , Sylvain LUC , John McLAUGHLIN , Chick COREA , François CONSTANTIN etc ....

In end 2004 Hadrien undertakes the compositions of his musical project .

In 2005, John McLaughlin invites him to play two tracks on his album “INDUSTRIAL ZEN”. It is a great meeting .

In 2007 Hadrien's album has been released wich include prestigious French musicians and John McLaughlin and Bireli Lagrene . An U.S.A Tour with John McLaughlin started in September , it was a great success . Chick COREA asked him for recording session and to be part of a new band: the freedom band , The CD will be released in early 2008 . John McLAUGHLIN , called him to play on his new Album “ Floating point “ ( to be released in spring 2008 ) Hadrien as been endorsed by : Ken SMITH , MARKBASS , ELIXIR , GODIN , AXON and F BASS …

In 2008 , Hadrien played in some Jam sessions at the winter NAMM show , with various great names : Victor WOOTEN , Matt GARRISON , Marcus MILLER , Mike Pope….. Hadrien just finished the new electric album , as arranger and musician , for Bireli LAGRENE , to be released end of spring 2008 . Another interesting projects are on the run ….. A big European Tour is booked , with John McLAUGHLIN and 4th Dimension , around 35 concerts are expected ……

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