Los Angeles based guitarist & composer Mark Hadley is unconfined by the accepted definitions of genre, and is continually trying to push the envelope with his music. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Mark began his musical ventures with piano and trumpet lessons as a child until getting his first guitar at the age of 11. He played mostly pop/rock music until he began to study jazz with Bob Sneider at Eastman School of Music during high school. Mark won several local music awards throughout high school, and got accepted to Berklee College of Music on scholarship his senior year.
At Berklee, Mark received a degree in Film Scoring and Performance, and graduated in 2011. He has had the privilege of studying with incredible musicians such as Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Rick Peckham, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro and David Gilmore in the performance division, and also has been very active within the film scoring department, studying with faculty like Sheldon Mirowitz and Michael Sweet. In spring of 2009, Mark won grand prize in Berklee’s annual film scoring contest for his original score the short film “Michael’s Rose”.
Outside of his own projects, Mark also plays guitar as a sideman in several other bands around Los Angeles, ranging from singer/songwriters to jazz to pop/rock. He also performs frequently as a studio musician, on all types of guitars as well as mandolin and electric bass. In addition, Mark composes music for film and other visual media including video games.
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