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Hadrien FERAUD was born in August '84 in Paris. 

He grew up in a family where music always played a very important role. At a young age his parents who used to be musicians, turned him onto music and various musical styles including rock, pop, blues, funk ,old school r&b, new wave, traditional, and jazz. 


Early on, very attracted to cinema he shows a deep interest in movie scores and composers such as John Williams, Allan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rakmaninov, Holtz, and many more.


By the time he was 10 years old, he starts picking up bass lines from MOTOWN, Sting, Paul McCartney, EWF, Police, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, CHIC, Donald Fagen, Don Blackman, Steely Dan, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, John MClaughlin, Herbie Hancock, etc..


From 2002 to present, he has recorded, performed and collaborated with many artists and well rounded musicians  such as: 


John MCLAUGHLIN - Chick COREA - Bireli LAGRENE - Jean Luc PONTHY - Dean BROWN - Gino VANELLI - Lee RITENOUR - Hiromi UEHARA - Mike STERN - Jim BEARD - Jada PINKETT SMITH - Marcu MILLER - Richard BONA -                  Matthew GARRISON- Kamasi WASHINGTON - THUNDERCAT - Billy COBHAM - Scott KINSEY - Otmaro RUIZ -    Oz NOY- Dave WECKL-        Dennis CHAMBERS-  Simon PHILLIPS- Vinnie COLAIUTA-  Andre CECCARELLI - Sylvain LUC -          Jean- Marie ECAY- Paco SERY - Jean-Pierre COMO- Cheikh Tidiane SECK - and many more.


  • Down Beat Critics Poll "Rising Star Electric Bassist of the year" 2008

  • Down Beat Critics Poll 2nd position in "Rising Star Electric Bass" 2009

  • Bass Player Magazine "Readers Choice Award" Most Exciting new Player 2009


  • Industrial Zen / John McLaughlin 2006

  • Hadrien Feraud / Hadrien Feraud 2007

  • Brooklyn, Paris to Clearwater / Chick Corea 2007

  • Official Pirate / John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension 2007

  • Floating Point / John McLaughlin 2008

  • Bireli Electric Side / Bireli Lagrene 2008

  • Chick Corea / The Vigil 2013

  • Born in the 80's / Hadrien Feraud 2016

  • Les frères Raymond

  • Spirit Fingers/ Spirit Fingers 2018




In September 2009, Hadrien Feraud and Ken Smith announced the creation of the "Hadrien Feraud Signature Burner", hand built models to be made in Japan by Hajime Hirose and SleekElite, under the direction of Ken Smith.


Hadrien plays exclusively KEN SMITH Basses and would like to thank 


  • MARKBASS system amps

  • GODIN 5 Acc Fretless with Axon Midi system


  • ELIXIR Strings

  • F BASS

  • TC Electronics

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