One reviewer called Feraud a “stunning young French electric bass virtuoso,” and John McLaughlin gushed “He’s almost a new Jaco Pastorius! I heard him play, and I called him right away, and he came in and played marvellously!”
Feraud has had an action-packed 22nd year, including the release of his debut solo CD, recording with Chick Corea, and preparing for a US tour with John McLaughlin in September.
Now he’s a Markbass endorser, along with other top bassists of his country, Dominique Dipiazza, Linley Marthe and Jean-Marc Jaffet.
Hadrien has chosen to use a CMD 102P combo and Traveler 102P cabinet for smaller appearances, and an SD800 head and two Standard 104HR cabinets for larger stages.
His hectic touring schedule includes upcoming appearances in France, Monaco, USA, Canada, Italy and Japan.
No doubt Hadrien’s incredible momentum will continue into 2008 and beyond!
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Hadrien Feraud Biography
Hadrien Feraud was born in Paris on August 16, 1984. His parents, both musicians, immersed him early in many different musical styles including rock “n” roll, blues, funk, new wave, traditional and jazz. After brief flirtations with guitar and drums, he became curious about the bass—and at age 12, hearing Jaco Pastorius with Weather Report sealed his fate. As he dedicated himself to his new love, Hadrien also discovered other players such as Dominique Dipiazza (who also became a friend), Victor Bailey, Christian McBride, Anthony Jackson, Matthew Garrison, Gary Willis, Richard Bona and others.
In 2001, Hadrien played at the “Basse Contre Basse” concert in memory of double bass player François Jenny-Clark. Joined by Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc on guitars and Franck Agulhon on drums, Hadrien was quickly noticed by the star-studded audience which included Richard Bona, Garcia Fons, Dominique Dipiazza and the Moutin brothers.
The next year Hadrien formed a power trio called Le Cartel, with Jim (guitarist) and Jon (drummer) Grandcamp. Bireli Lagrene invited the group to play at the “Night of the Musicians,” at the Trianon Palace in Paris, and after that the band went on to play on various stages in France and abroad.
Eager to meet other bass players, Hadrien decided to compete at the Euro Bass Day in Verona in 2003 and was selected as a finalist; he also took first prize at the French national contest “Haut les basses” in 2004.
Hadrien has shared stages with such names as Rido Bayonne, Sheik Tidiane, Marc Berthoumieux, Jean Marie Ecay, Mokhtar Samba, Dominique Dipiazza, N’guyene Le, Thierry Eliez, Flavio Boltro, Paban Das Baul, Bireli Lagrene and Andre Ceccarelli.
In 2005, John McLaughlin invited Hadrien to play on two tracks for his album Industrial Zen. This collaboration will continue this year, when Hadrien joins McLaughlin for an American tour starting in September.
In 2007 Hadrien released his self-titled debut album as a solo artist, and recorded with Chick Corea for an upcoming release. Hadrien Feraud is quickly earning his place in the international brotherhood of bass virtuosos!