Bruno Mars From Hawai

Gosh, he is amazing!
Gosh, he is amazing!

Living in Hawaii, I am often amazed at the number of talented people that made their start here. You can check out some of my other hubs to see more of them. One of the most recent international stars had his beginning in Honolulu, Hawaii. He recently returned to Maui for a performance during the holidays. He even wore an aloha shirt.

Bruno Mars as a young Elvis impersonator in Waikiki
Bruno Mars as a young Elvis impersonator in Waikiki

Bruno comes from a multi-cultural family (Filipino and Puerto Rican) and his name originally was Peter Gene Hernandez. His stage name, Bruno Mars, began when he was a chubby little baby and his father started calling him Bruno after a famous chubby wrestler called Bruno Sammartino. He claims the girls tells him he is "out of this world", hence the name Mars .


He is a very talented song writer and singer who has recently been nominated for seven grammys and stay tuned for the results.


Both of his parents were in show business, his mother as a dancer, and his father played percussion.


Mars started young impersonating great singers like Michael Jackson, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers and Elvis Presley. He did a lot of gigs with his father's band and acknowledges Hawaii and his family for being a big influence on his success. Some of his songs reflect the reggae sound so popular in Hawaii.


Mars is known for his light, soulful voice which lends itself to many genres of songs.

Here is a cover - so cute!!

I have a feeling he is just getting started, so stay tuned for more soon...

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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Cub - so glad you agree with me. Thanks for the comments.


Cub 5 years ago

Bruno Mars is the man! So good to hear next level music coming out of Hawaii!!!!!


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You are welcome Hello, hello. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank youf or your tribute of Bruno Mars.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Me too LianaK. That little cover video really is sweet.

It is a great place to live - just a bit expensive. Glad you like the hub Pamela99.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Bruno Mars does have a great voice. I enjoyed the videos. You sure make living in Hawaii sound like a wonderful place.


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LianaK 5 years ago

Love it! Bruno Mars is one of my favorite new artists. Love the second little video :). So cute.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

It would be hard to replace Don Ho, but I still think he is amazing - great songwriter and singer. Thanks drbj for commenting.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

He is cute, Ruth. So, do you think he will be another Don Ho?

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