Hadar Manor

Hadar Manor

 London, England, GBR

Queen of the Underground Hadar Manor writes storytelling songs about life as an urban gypsy. Acoustic guitars playing a mixture folk with twists of Ska Blues all shaped in beautifully crafted songs, take you on a journey all the way from the bottom of the Judas mountains to the underground London.


*The Observer*
'A Prodigy'

*Melvyn Bragg*
'An outstanding talent, watch this space!'

*Michael Eavis*
'Absolutely lovely. Her music really touches you'

Hadar Manor writes songs about life as an urban gypsy.
She was recently voted Queen of the Underground in a competition for licensed buskers on the London Underground.
Described by The Observer as a 'prodigy', Hadar's self-released debut album 'Crossing London' follows her journey busking through Europe from the foot of the Judas mountains all the way to the Glastonbury Festival, where in 2007 she was a finalist in the Emerging Talent Contest and went on to play at both the BBC Introducing Stage and Michael Eavis' press launch to open the festival.

Hadar has collaborated with award winning producer Youth, DJ & Mixer Sandy Riviera, and modern Klezmer wizards Oi Va Voi. Worked on soundtrack for Veils, independent short film with Maureen Lipman.

Hadar recently joined Beth Rowley and Vashti Anna on their UK tour.

Previous TV performances include ITV's 'South Bank Show'. Live radio
appearances include: Capital Radio, LBC and Radio 2.

Hadar also recently covered a Paul McCartney's 'Maybe I'm Amazed' song for the 'Great British Songbook' on BBC Radio 2.

Hadar is now writing & recording new material for an EP with MI7 Records, home of King Charles & where Charlie Winston recorded his album These new songs are written, as always, through the eyes of a gypsy travelling through no man's land...


Queen Of The Underground

Written By: Hadar Manor & David Pringuer

Drunken down the escalator
in a second make the train door
Friday night out on the town
All the city's kings and clowns
Boys with fringes and a hoodie
tease the girls, they're getting moody
Pout in short skirts, high heels tap
down the platform
Mind the gap...

Queen of the underground...

Coming from the tunnel's end
Sounds like a familiar friend
Singing and you know the tune
Touching as you're passing
If you're happy sad or blue
You know that she just sings for you
Empty metropolitan, you will never be alone..

Who will sing for her?

Last train is on the platform
People rushing on their way home
Empty paths and corridor
She is packing her guitar
Disappearing through the mazes
Lights go off Victorian spaces
But tomorrow she'll be crowned
You're Queen of the underground...

Queen of the underground...

and she waits... just for you..
and she sings.. just for you

She's Queen Of The Underground..


'Crossing London' 2009

Set List

Anything from 20 minutes to all night. Can play covers though usually not in this outfit. Line up from just me (Hadar) or a full band.