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Hadley's Hope / Bio


Michael Fargnoli - Keyboards, Vocals
Kyle Bodshaug - Guitar, Vocals
Tim Hoeksema – Bass, Vocals

Bells & Strings (2007)
Century of Progress (2009)
Hadley’s Hope (2011)
Neon City (2012)


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 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 percussionist 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.

In the following years 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 recorded their first full length effort, Bells & Strings, followed by 2009’s Century of Progress, which spawned the immensely popular digital single Zoom.

During the recording of their next release, 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 mixed and mastered the album, but also filled in as studio bassist. In 2011 Graham helped the band setup a home studio, which allowed them to take musical risks that weren’t possible while watching the clock in a traditional studio. This newfound ability to “dream big”, and the addition of Tim Hoeksema on bass, resulted in the massive-sounding production of 2012’s Neon City, which Fargnoli describes as, “…the album I’d always dreamed of making.”

The band is currently recording their forthcoming album "Shame" which is due at the end of summer 2014. To keep up with Hadley’s Hope visit http://www.facebook.com/HadleysHopeMusic and contact michael.a.fargnoli@gmail.com or 407-579-4790 for booking inquiries.

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Artist Name
Hadley's Hope
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Alternative / Rock / Indie

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Orlando, FL

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