Bruno Mars: Stop Bullying!
NY Times: When history books address the pop seismology of the early 21st century, a chapter will have to be set aside for a discussion of the Sheraton Waikiki in the late 1980s. That’s where Bruno Mars, then just a few years old, performed as part of a tourist-trap family band, singing doo-wop, Elvis and more. He even made a cameo as a baby Elvis in the 1992 film “Honeymoon in Vegas,” appearing as a bouffant-haired tyke in a blue jumpsuit, with a fierce hip shake. Bruno Mars in his Elvis period, performing in “Honey- moon in Vegas” (1992). “I can’t believe that’s my past,” Mr. Mars said in an interview before his first solo New York performance, a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom in late August. “I wish I could tell you me and my rock band were traveling around, strung out. No, we were a family band. Straight Partridge Family” (Jon Caramanica Oct 2010). Bruno Mars in Ascension
USA Today: Success certainly hasn’t come overnight for the Hawaii-born Mars, who toiled for years to get his solo career started after moving to Los Angeles at 17 in 2003. But he is finally doing what he has dreamed of since he started doing Elvis Presley impersonations at age 4. He also impersonated the late Michael Jackson, who also happens to be nominated for male pop performance. “That’s probably the most surreal thing,” Mars says. “I’ve studied him since I can remember. As far as capturing an emotion, Michael was one of the best to do that” (Steve Jones Jan 2011). Bruno Mars’ musical orbit seems inescapable