Peter Hadar Leader of The Cool Weirdos
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Peter Hadar- "the next, net big thing in R&B" - URB Magazine- March/April '08


"Now Hear This"- Billboard- March 2008
Online- May 2008 - Billboard Magazine


“Pete has developed into a great writer and dope artist, so keep a look out for Peter Hadar.” - Eric Roberson

“Not only does Hadar bring a new sound to this soul thing, he also brings a splash of style when it comes to gear"- Raheem DeVaughn

“With just the right amount of heart, soul and edge, Peter Hadar IS the ‘Coolest Weirdo’.” - Rahsaan Patterson - .


URB Magazine Next Top 100- 2008

Billboard
http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/underground/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003793770

BET.com Listen Up
http://www.bet.com/NR/exeres/1960E157-1D2B-4444-90D5-A5F31E18548A.htm??Referrer=%7BA9348240-877B-473C-AE77-FB9CB10E482D%7D

http://www.spotlightgrooves.com/bet.comlistenup.jpg

Vibe.com 'calls him the "self-styled IT Boy"
http://www.vibe.com/blog/babar/2007/08/bilal.html

okayplayer
http://www.okayplayer.com/component/option,com_myblog/show,New-Music-From-Some-New-Artists-As-Well-As-A-Few-Not-So-New.html/Itemid,140/

Fudge FM
http://www.fudgefm.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2005189%3ABlogPost%3A2548

Singers Room - Interview
http://www.singersroom.com/interview/artist-v-111.asp

Soul Bounce
http://www.soulbounce.com/soul/2008/01/bounceworthy_peter_ha
dar.php

http://www.soulbounce.com/soul/2008/05/new_music_from_peter_hadar_painted.php

Bossip
http://www.bossip.com/16508/seen-on-the-scene-22/

SOHH
http://blogs.sohh.com/soul/2008/05/friday_freebies.html

Yeah I Said It
http://yeahisaiditandwhat.blogspot.com/2008/05/love-weirdo-weirdo-love.html

Soul Tracks
http://soultracks.com/story-hadar-welldressed
http://soultracks.com/node/1212

Sohh.com
5/20 Spotlight Live Show Mention Blog Post
http://blogs.sohh.com/soul/2008/05/white_boys_with.html

Creme Magazine
http://creme-magazine.com/content/introducing_peter_hadar%E2%80%A6

Style Sightings
http://www.stylesightings.com/index.php/2008/01/10/if-youve-got-it-flaunt-it/

That Kid Texas
http://www.thatkidtexas.com/?p=39

About R&B.com- Undiscovered Gem
http://randb.about.com/b/2008/04/21/undiscovered-gem-peter-hadar.htm

The M Report
http://theminorityreportnyc.blogspot.com/2008/01/broader-than-broadway-peter-hadar-live.html

HigherGround
http://www.highergroundonline.com/music_articles/peter_hadar.htm

Theinfinitemix.com
5/26 ³Painted² Listed In Soulrific Mix
http://www.theinfiniteink.com/2008/05/26/soulrific-episode-10/

Mobileunderground.com
5/26 ³Painted² Download Stream Blog Post
http://mobileunderground.com/blog/

Beatlife.net
5/24 ³Painted² Download Stream Featured Post
http://beatlife.net/new-peter-hadar-download/

Purplezoe.blogspot.com
5/24 ³Indiefied² Blog Post
http://purplezoe.blogspot.com/2008/05/indiefied-peter-hadar.html

Singersroom.com
5/23 The Cool Weirdo Peter Hadar Photo Spotlight Live
http://www.singersroom.com/flicks/view-gallery-90-index-9.asp

Singersroom.com
5/23 Peter Hadar Photo With Estelle
http://www.singersroom.com/flicks/view-gallery-90-index-8.asp

Singersroom.com
5/23 Danity Kane and Peter Hadar Photo
http://www.singersroom.com/flicks/view-gallery-90-index-7.asp

Soulcommune.com
5/23 Front Page Download Feature
http://www.soulcommune.com/

Yumebkny.blogspot.com
5/22 Spotlight Live Blog Post With Pictures
http://yumebkny.blogspot.com/2008/05/yume-music-peter-hadar.html

TheMinorityReport
http://theminorityreportnyc.blogspot.com/2008/01/broader-than-broadway-peter-hadar-live.html

Houston Press
http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-06-26/music/neo-soul-s-dapper-unusual-peter-hadar/

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Discography

Well Dressed For The Art Show- 2008
Memories of the Heart- 2006
Souvenirs- 2008

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“the next, next big thing in R&B”- URB Magazine Next Top 100- March 2008

“Not only does Hadar bring a new sound to this soul thing, he also brings a splash of style when it comes to gear"- Raheem DeVaughn

“Pete has developed into a great writer and dope artist, so keep a look out for Peter Hadar.” - Eric Roberson

You may ask, why does such a talented dude call himself a "Cool Weirdo". If you spend any time with this ‘musical phenom’, you will understand.
Peter Hadar born Peter Winstead Jr. in Newark, New Jersey, enjoyed a middle-class upbringing supported by his father, a well-known gospel musician and his doting mother whom did whatever she could so that her child would not end up a statistic. Peter attended the best schools and grew under the tutelage of some of the most powerful ministers in the area. As Peter matured into manhood, he worked hard to dissipate from under the shadow of his father and make a name for himself outside of music. Although music was his first love, he did not want to do as expected; so Peter focused on excelling in an equal passion, fashion.
Peter developed quite a name for himself styling his musician friends for gigs, and became a master salesman working for top fashion brands as well as signature boutiques. He was fearless managing sales, colleagues, and trends; earning the name “Hadar,” given to him by his uncle, a Hebrew Israelite. “Hadar” literally means “adornment,” and in his case “to decorate or dress.” As Peter progressed within the fashion industry, he kept his hidden love for music close to mind. In 2004, after riding the fashion roller-coaster, and losing one of his jobs, Peter sat back to reflect on his life and decide what he wanted for his future. He knew that he did not want to be subject to working for someone else for the rest of his life, and that he had enough talent and determination to make it happen.
Peter locked himself in his room, and about a year later, he had finished his critically acclaimed debut album 'Memories of the Heart' with producers Mike Genato (The G:neous) from the drum and bass duo Mathematics, and Montique Wilis, a Houston based producer, who mastered one of Peter's most revered tracks 'You Don't Love Me'. Together, these musical scientists concocted a formula that is unique, unrivaled, and distinctively Peter Hadar; a salacious mix of Soul R&B, Electronica, and Experimental flavor. Peter's slightly off center fashion sense, unique music style, and analytical mind begat his label’s name, Cool Weirdo Music.
To date, Peter's 2006 debut 'Memories of the Heart' has been nominated for numerous independent awards, and has sold thousands of copies mostly online and on the road. Peter's strong work ethic and even stronger musical prowess has enabled him to perform with powerhouses including Mos Def, Questlove, Q-Tip, Musiq, Raheem DeVaughn, Joe, Bilal and Chrisette Michelle, to name a few. He has also been featured in a number of top on and off-line magazines including VIBE, SingersRoom, and TRACE.
In early 2008 Peter Hadar was selected as one of URB Magazine’s Next 100 Artists and they named him “the next, next big thing in R&B”. He was also featured in Billboard Magazines’ “Now Hear This” section, their guide to unsigned bands, and a number of other publications including YRB, Vapors, GakCity, and SingersRoom. His sophomore CD ‘Well Dressed For The Art Show’ was released in June 2008, and he has a number of compilations, and his third album ‘Space Suit’, on deck for this year. With all of this music in the works, Peter is actively engaged in his 2008 International ‘TakeOver’, fully intent on seducing the world with his version of love, life, and ‘Cool Weirdo’ music.