Artist start date: 11th November 2000
Info: Current Hadlock Members:
Kris Hadlock - Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar
Richie Roccisano - Lead Guitar
Robert Maslin - Drums
Ron Lee Brock - Bass Guitar
Former Members of Hadlock:
David Wilkes Booth - Bass Guitar (filled in for Ron 2016)
Bryan Babcock - Keyboards
Liam Renner - Keyboards
Kris has been playing music since he was eight years old. His first instrument was the accordion, which was his mom's primary instrument. After mastering accordion, he saw the Kiss movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park on TV in 1978 and from that day on was completely hooked on rock and roll. He immediately started playing drums and guitar every hour he was not sleeping or in school. In 1984, he saw Bon Jovi perform at a small club in Rochester, NY and realized that the purpose of his life was to reach people through his music.
After being involved in two different local bands in the early 1990's (Bad Action and Hate), The Chesterfield Kings saw Kris perform in late 1993 and immediately invited him to join the band. Kris recorded and toured with the Chesterfield Kings from 1994 through 1996. Kris played drums on their Surfin' Rampage album as well as the single Hey Little Bird (both credited). Kris also played on half of the band's Where The Action Is album (not credited) and six of their other singles (also not credited). He toured with the band on the entire Let's Go Get Stoned tour.
So in 1996 he began his career as a lead singer, by releasing a CD called Stayin' On Track a nd three singles: Catch Me I'm Falling, It All Comes Back To Me, and The Hurt Inside, as well as two music videos. And in 1997, he moved to Los Angeles. For the next 3 years, while living in Los Angeles, he acted in commercials while writing what was to become a large collection of original songs, which were inspired by his personal experience working with various producers and trying to make it as a person and as a musician. He also acted in a variety of commercials and videos. And in 1999 he was on The Extreme Gong Show.
He returned to Rochester, NY in early 2002 to form the Hadlock band with his good friend, collaborator and lead guitarist Richie Roccisano. In addition to Richie, the band included Bob Maslin on drums, Ron Brock on bass guitar, and Bryan Babcock on keyboards, with Kris as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. Also, during 2005 and 2006, Scotti Roblee played lead guitar and Jeremy Rezz played bass guitar.
From 2002 through the present, Kris and his band have been perfecting and recording their "modern 80's" style of rock and roll, which combines the emotionality, power and rich vocal harmonies of the 80's, with the edginess and energy of modern rock. This modern 80's sound was perfected through a combination of creative direction from Grammy award-winning producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Meatloaf, Motorhead and many others), Bob's production partner Brett Chassen (together they are Office Studios), and Will Russell of Wilburland Studios.
In 2005, the Hadlock band shot a full-length motion picture called The American Rock Star, which was directed by Richard Scudder. The film documented the rise of a band from nothing to stardom. The movie is not yet released, pending final editing and a distribution deal. The band has released 2 full-length CD's, After Sunset (2006) and Playin' For Keeps (2007), and a 3-song EP release Your Wife's Rock Band (2009).
Hadlock's lineup as of 2016 is Kris Hadlock (vocals, guitar), Richie Roccisano (lead guitar), Robert Maslin (drums) and Ron Lee Brock (bass guitar). The band continues to record and tour.
Hadlock plays fresh music in the style of 80's rock bands to continue the rock and roll party of that generation. Hadlock is targeting rock fans that remember when Mtv played rock videos and FM stations played Bon Jovi, Poison, Van Halen and Journey for the first time. Like Journey, Hadlock's songs are the ones you crank up cruising down the highway, with your windows down and your hair blowing, connecting at a deep level with Kris's words. Kris's lyrics tell his own personal story and the music is in the style the 80's generation of rock fans will enjoy.
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