Peruvian born, US based, M A R is a non-binary/trans singer, songwriter, and producer who fuses pop-folk elements through bilingual lyrics and indie-flavored acoustic guitars.
M A R's music career took off in Miami, FL with the debut release of the EP “En Silencio” which won him Song of the Year (2007) with “Busca Tu Voz”. Winner of the Peruvian Pride Award (2009), M A R remembers his roots with love and loyalty to the place where he grew up, and began playing and singing on stage with his guitar at a very young age. With his second album "Lineas 1000" and then third release "The One" (2015) M A R toured different cities in North, Central and South America. He has shared his music on national radio and television networks such as Azteca TV, Telemundo, Mega in the US and in Latin America.
In early 2020, M A R packed the Wortham Theater in Asheville NC for the release of his EP I AM I, a collaboration with renowned LA music producer Billy Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional). Early June 2022, M A R released his latin-urban song "Vuelve a La Vida" with his collective Les Graines de Porcelaine, and later in August the indie-electronic single “Hollow” currently streaming steady in Finland and other European countries, as well as US and South America.
Recipient of the 2022 LGTBQ+ Emerging Artist Award, and founder of Óyelo Music Productions, recently M A R debuted an original and autobiographical piece in the iconic Swannanoa Solstice production at Wortham Center. In this new collaboration, he fused his music and writing concept with American-Peruvian multidisciplinary artist Gina Cornejo (she/they). You can catch M A R solo at a show or with his band M A R & The Marmeladies.