just the right amount of heart, soul and edge, Peter Hadar IS the
- Rahsaan Patterson
has developed into a great writer and dope artist, so keep a look
out for Peter Hadar.”
- Eric Roberson
first glance, Peter Hadar, born Peter Winstead, Jr., may seem like
a superhero with a death wish rather than an extremely talented
singer & songwriter. His unending struggle to learn and evolve
as an artist coupled with his plans to die a great musician instantly
single him out in an industry wrought with fly by night artists.
As a young man, Hadar
struggled to dissipate from the shadows of his father, a musical
prodigy and well-known gospel artist. He longed to make a name for
himself outside the music world.
He was soon drawn to
fashion, where he blazed a trail for himself with ease. It was because
of his ferociousness at learning the trade and defeating challenges
that he earned the name “Hadar,” given to him by his
uncle, a Hebrew Israelite. “Hadar” literally means “adornment,”
and in his case “to decorate or dress.”
In 2004, after losing
his job in the fashion industry, Hadar found himself in dire straits.
It was at that point that he realized that working for someone else
did not appeal to him and decided to take the indie route to develop
his paternal gift of music. Locking himself in his mother’s
house and writing nonstop, Hadar, found he also had the gift of
With only a year and
some change as a songwriter and no formal training as a musician,
Hadar began putting together an impressive resume. Through his industry
connections, he was able to collaborate with some of R&B’s
most respected artists including Chante Moore, Carl Thomas, and
Hadar eventually met up with Mike Genato (The G:neous) and the drum
and bass duo Mathematics. Together, these musical scientists have
concocted a formula that is unique, unrivaled and distinctively
With his first solo effort,
Memories of the Heart, Hadar plans on taking over the world with
his own brand of cool weirdo music.
This definitely looks
like a job for Peter Hadar.