“Each song has found its own way to be alive.”
Peruvian born, Asheville based, MAR is happiest on stage sharing songs live, and at the studio when giving them birth! MAR is a singer, songwriter and producer who fuses indie, pop, and folk elements from North and South America across bilingual lyrics infused with acoustic guitars. MAR’s songs tell everyday life stories weaving cultures together and shedding light over the fact that we’re all just one human race, same fire.
A non-binary queer latinx artist and advocate, MAR has shared his music on National TV networks such as Azteca TV, Telemundo, Mega, and International radio/press/media in Peru and South America. MAR’s music career began in Miami,FL with the debut release, “Busca Tu Voz,” winner of the Song of the Year 2007. The following year, his album Lineas 1000 (2008) included a “pop en español” Spanish version of The Cure’s Love song, “Siempre Te Amare,” honoring one of his childhood’s favorite bands. MAR’s passion for music dates back to his early years of life in Lima playing flute, guitar, and singing on stage as a child. A recipient of Premio Orgullo Peruano (2009), MAR remembers his roots with love, and loyalty to the place where he was born.
MAR toured different cities of North, Central and South America, and brought his music and charisma with his album The One (2015) to The House of Blues Hollywood, The House of Blues Houston, Universal City Walk Hollywood, Festival Lesbico (Mexico), El Cocodrilo Verde (Lima-Peru), among others.
In early 2020 MAR sold out his EP release show at the Diana Wortham Theater in Asheville NC with I am I, produced by Los Angeles’ based Billy Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Lisa Loeb, Avril Lavigne). “This EP is an anthem for unconditional love and alignment with one’s own true self - MAR shares.
Teaming up with composer/producer Jim Kuemmerle in the band Les Graines De Porcelaine (LGDP) during last year’s pandemic, MAR’s centerpiece has been making soulful globally-influenced music with a sync focus. Many of their songs have been signed by Crucial Music, Pink Shark Music, Catch the Moon, Brownout Studios and Pop Up Music. LGDP latest release "Tantas Cosas" just got out in all digital platforms.
Currently, MAR is back on stage playing live shows with his band MAR and The Marmeladies.