Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bruno Mars with some Pepper and Piano

 The guy who has been around for years and is just starting to make a mark on the music scene is Bruno Mars and it's his song writing that has propelled him into the spotlight with Billionaire and Nothin 'On You Babe 
and the international hit Right Round by Flo Rida.This week we will look at his own single Just The Way You Are. Then a U.K. talent show brings a huge hit for a couple of girls who have also been around for a while Pepper and Piano.This girl has a great voice.Just shows how much talent goes untapped and our flashback artist is the beautiful Cyndi Lauper. I have always loved her stuff but the acoustic version of Change of Heart is fantastic.

Bruno Mars

  Peter Hernandez born October 8 1985 in Waikiki Hawaii better known by his stage name Bruno .
   He has been a music fan since he was just a kid. From a young age, he was impersonating and performing songs by influential artists such as Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. He was even named Little Elvis in MidWeek magazine and tapped to play the younger version of the late singer in 1992 movie "Honeymoon in Vegas.

Bruno's Tour Dates 
6 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
8 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
10 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
12 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
14 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
15 Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
16 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
18 Birmingham, England - Academy 2
21 Oxford, England - Academy 2
22 Manchester, England - Academy 3
23 Glasgow, Scotland - G2
25 London, England - KCLSU
26 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
27 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
                            28 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
                           29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Rust
                            30 Stockholm, Sweden - Göta Källar 

You Took My Heart
Pepper and Piano

      Pepper, 23 and Emma, 30 had never performed publicly together before the Must Be The Music auditions and their decision to form as a group was a last minute one. Close friends from college, Pepper is the singer of the pair and Emma is the pianist and composer. They have both drawn inspiration from their own life experiences to write their own music.

Cyndi Lauper  Our Flashback Artist

 Cyndi's Career Lift off

   In the mid-seventies she performed as a vocalist with various cover bands in the New York metropolitan area. She sang songs of Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, and some top 40 covers... The names of the cover bands were Doc West and Flyer. In 1977 Cyndi  damaged her vocal cords, leaving her virtually voiceless.


    After a full year of therapy with voice coach Katie Agestra, Cyndi's voice was back and soon Cyndi and multi-instrumentalist John Turi formed a new band, 'Blue Angel', which released its self-titled debut album in 1980. This album included Maybe He'll Know and Lauper's soaring rendition of Gene Pitney's I'm Gonna Be Strong.


     Cyndi Lauper signed with Portrait Records as a solo artist and her first solo album, She's So Unusual, was released at the end of the year and went on to sell more than 4.5 million copies in the United States alone. Moreover the album was the first of a female artist to score four Top Five singles from a debut album: Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time, She Bop and All Through The Night.

Hey Now Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Change of Heart

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