Take a moment, or a few to just admire the beauty contained within the following video…
Yes, that is Bruno Mars, and his partner in crime, Phil Laurence, of course. If you weren’t as impressed as me, then I’ll give it to you, the music industry really is going to crash and burn. Hard.
But, I’m hoping you were pleasantly surprised. Bruno Mars is one of the rare artists that still exists in the charts today who can not only sing, but can also play numerous instruments, AND write his own material. I’m trying not to impose my opinion on you guys too much, but it’s hard, he’s really a great artist.
Bruno’s ‘real’ name is Hernandez. Peter Hernandez. Although from a young age his father nicknamed him Bruno, after wrestler Bruno Sammartino, because he was a big guy, and Peter was a tubby baby. Bruno was born and raised in Hawaii, into a very musical family. At the age of four, he was already performing on stage, at his father’s show, impersonating Elvis Presley! Did you know that Bruno was the youngest Elvis impersonater?! Blew my mind too. He then went on to impersonate other iconic musicians such as Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations. I really suggest you surf YouTube and take a look at some of his performances, they really are incredible! At aged 18, Bruno moved to California to pursue his dream to become a musician. Although it was a struggle, due to Mars being so musically influenced, which came out through his music, labels weren’t quite sure where he belonged, but Bruno finally made it! Not only in the music world, but he also made it onto my iPod, and my ears are now blessed with the fortune of consuming vibrations which sound nice. I’m not science-ey, OK!
Anyway, my point being, that there is a glimmer of hope for the music industry. That is, Bruno Mars. He’s special, and I hope that more people do start to open their minds, and ears, because it’ll be a shame for Mars to fade away uncredited for his genuine talent.