Drfunkenberry.com
15Jun
2011
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Review: Bruno Mars Works “The Middle”

Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry
Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

Bruno Mars along with Janelle Monae sold out the Gibson Amphitheatre Sunday and Tuesday along with opening act Mayer Hawthorne. 

When I first heard of the show, I couldn't believe Janelle was opening and was worried Bruno would be over-shadowed, as some early reviews were saying.  I am proud to say, they were wrong.

Bruno did a rousing 90 minute set that opened with a new song and then stuck to material from his last CD "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" along with a cover or 2.

Bruno was very playful with the crowd during recent hits "Lazy Song" and "Grenade" talking about getting his heart broken was the inspiration for the song.  The aforementioned "Lazy Song" was anything but, with a back and forth with a band member and the audience.

He also sang "billionaire" substituting "fricking" instead of using the other "F" word. 

Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry.com

Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry.com

Bruno brought the house down with "Nothing On You" and "Just The Way You Are" before coming out for a loud encore.

Bruno went from playing the Temple Bar in L.A. years ago to headlining his own tour.  We can only hope his success continues and we are able to see him again very soon.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Mars Is An Act Seeing On Earth

Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

Bruno Mars. Photo: Dr.Funkenberry

2Dec
2010
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Video: Bruno Mars Grammy Performance Of “Just The Way You Are”

Bruno Mars had his coming out party last night at the Grammy Nominations Special. He performed his monster hit "Just The Way You Are" and he nailed it.

You know this song holds a special place in the Doc's heart....yes..he actually has one. 

We are very happy for Bruno. From touring with Maroon5 and OneRepublic, he has put himself into the spotlight, and this time not for getting busted in a Las Vegas bathroom with coke.  I had to bring that up so you know that we know and we haven't forgotten.

Congrats to Bruno Mars on his nomination and here is hoping in a year that sees a lot of competition, he walks away with a few.-Dr.FB

30Nov
2010
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Bruno Mars Studio Sessions “Just The Way You Are”

"Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars is one of the biggest hits of the year.  In this "Studio Session" for Billboard.com, he strips it down and lays it down.

I love this song and digging this version.  Check it out above and let me know what you think.

The lyrics are amazing.  The emotion.  Everything.  I wonder who the inspiration was for this song.......-Dr.FB

16Nov
2010
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“Just The Way You Are…Only From Afar” Bruno Mars Parody!

HA!  This Bruno Mars Parody of "I Love You Just The Way You Are" is too much and too funny!

Check it out above and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB