Hadar (Hadar McNeill) is an R&B, Soul and Pop singer and song-writer. She was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel and first revealed her natural talent as a soloist in the Ankor Choir of the Jerusalem Rubin Conservatory of Music and Dance. Within the choir, Hadar was able to demonstrate her vocal abilities with classical music as well as explore her personal influences of American R&B, Soul and Pop. She has graced many stages in Spain, Italy, Russia, Portugal, Japan, and Turkey with the Ankor Choir and as a soloist. With the inspiration of Stevie Wonder, Etta James, and Alicia Keys, Hadar is determined to follow her dream of singing R&B and Soul music.
In 2011 Hadar released her first EP, “I’m More”, under the Power Broker Music Group LLC. It received wonderful reviews and was featured in Philadelphia Weekly’s Music issue on August 2011. Ever since, Hadar has been performing at many venues including Philadelphia's Clef Club of Jazz, Time & Underground Arts. She was showcased in the PA Solo Artist Awards, as well as chosen to be in the top ten finalists competing for Jill Scott’s opening act sponsored by MySpace and Budweiser, in which she was a feature performance on Power 99 FM at Clear Channel Radio.
The Jewish community is important to Hadar and she is continually giving back. In 2009 Hadar volunteered to teach Music & Israeli Culture at the Jewish Community Center of West Palm Beach, FL on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel. In 2011 Hadar held 2 showcases celebrating her home country at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Washington and Fairfax, VA. She toured in May of 2012 with the Jewish group “The Fountainheads” throughout the Northeast United States performing for the Jewish congregations of Westchester NY, Montville NJ, Princeton Junction NJ, and Philadelphia PA.
Hadar was invited and held a private performance at the Israeli Consulate of Philadelphia. Additionally, she is constantly collaborating and working with the Israeli Consulate of Philadelphia, the organization Philly-Israel and temples to contribute to the Jewish culture, celebrate religious occasions and support fundraising events for humanitarian causes.
Most recently Hadar has performed at the Israeli Jazz Phest in Philapelphia, opening for Israeli-Ethiopian sensation, Ayala Indegeshet. She also opened for the hip-hop Israeli Group, Hadag Nahash, at their December 2013 concert in Philadelphia.
Hadar released her new single, "Love I Need", on August 2013, as well as a unique, spoken-words collaboration with producer Ben Arsenal, titled "Isha Chadasha" for Worldtown. Currently, Hadar is working on a new studio project to be released in the spring of 2015.