Hadley's Hope

Hadley's Hope

 Orlando, Florida, USA

Hadley's Hope is a pop/rock band from Orlando, Florida - 4 guys that come together to create epic movie trailer-esque music that showcases their love of great melodies, catchy choruses, and just enough melancholy to keep you interested.


Hadley’s Hope started innocently enough in 1999 with Michael Fargnoli writing and recording his own bedroom demos of electro-pop anthems. After garnering attention via the (at the time) brand new MP3.com, the urge to form a band began taking hold. A revolving door of musicians came and went until 2005, when it was time to make a change. Studio K, the name they were operating under, was soon to be no more.
Summer 2005 saw the addition of Kyle Bodshaug on guitar and also saw bigger changes on the horizon. For the next year Kyle and Michael would form a songwriting bond that would propel them to their next endeavor: finding a permanent drummer. A good one. This happened early in 2006 with the addition of Christian Hernandez, a bombastic drummer from the Washington DC punk scene. They quickly adopted a name culled from their favorite film, James Cameron’s ALIENS, and Hadley’s Hope was born.
For the next year they honed their live show and built up their stable of songs, a process made easy by Michael’s endless supply of composition books brimming with lyrics and chord changes. In 2007, the band began recording their first full length effort- Bells and Strings. It was a huge step forward in their creative process and prepared them for what was to come next with the recording of Century of Progress,
From late 2008 until spring of 2009 the band recorded and mixed Century of Progress at Alpaca Ranch Studio in Orlando, Florida. Showing what they could sound like utilizing a full studio, the band released the album that summer and led it off with the still immensely popular digital single Zoom. Playing relentlessly to promote the release, Hadley’s Hope found themselves in the position of next recording an EP to showcase what they saw as the ever evolving future of their sound.
During the recording of this new EP, entitled simply Hadley’s Hope, the band formed a creative and musical relationship with Ryan Graham, a musical wizard out of Baltimore, Maryland who not only records, mixes and masters all of Hadley’s Hope’s music, but is also their studio bassist. The band sees Graham as a “full time, 100% involved and invested” band member.
Since finishing the recording for Hadley’s Hope, the band has continued to gig around the Central Florida area, write new songs, and expand the scope and energy of their live show including adding full time bassist Micah Tappe to the lineup.


Live! From LV-426 (2006) EP
Bells & Strings (2007) CD
Zoom (2008) Single
Century Of Progress (2009) CD
Hadley's Hope (2011) EP
Me, Melting (2011) Single

Set List

We have a range of set lists that can last 30-90 mins as needed.

Make Believe
You Say You Will
Me, Melting
Everything's Mixed Up
Mars Today
On Your Skin
Road Song
I Found A Way
What You Need
Tax Day
She Is Out There
Little Did I Know
Sinister Blues