"I'm a show musician, but more specifically I think my style is like a controlled crash."
Lou Mars writing style and approach has been compared by critics to the likes of David Bowie, Arcade Fire, and Simple Minds. His genre is considered to be Indie / POP / Rock. Mars drumming not only won a "National Hollywood Drum Off" but was also featured in the 'Dixon Drum Your Way to Hollywood' televised special which aired on the Comcast on demand A&R Channel in 2008. The program was edited and reissued by Dixon in 2010 with Mars as the featured artist titled “How to be a Great Drummer.” Mars also appeared in the Warner Brothers recording artist Sharon MaRee music video "The Way You Love Me" which received heavy rotation on the GMC channel in 2009 and received a Grammy nomination. In 2010 Mars performed for 5 days straight for the Guinness Book World Record Marathon Drumming category, a total of 108.5 hours to place himself as one of only four drummers world-wide to ever play beyond 100 consecutive hours, and the second longest drum performance ever recorded, at the time of the event.
Professional musician, recording artist and author; Lou Mars, 5th and latest CD release "Lou Mars V" ranked within the top 10 World Wide and National Indie *ReverbNation Music charts upon its release on 03/05/2015. (*Measurement taken from 3.54 Million) The Lou Mars Band is releasing a 6th full length album “Madness Takes It's Toll,” slated for release Summer of 2016. Lou Mars latest single “I'm OK, I Think I'm Fine” has already received a 90+ score by listeners on Jango WorldWide Radio and is slated to be used as a soundtrack for an up and coming Bravo Television Network documentary 12 part series.
After a near fatal head-on motorcycle accident, while riding his custom Harley Davidson in 2011, Mars bounced back by writing, composing and performing all of the instruments (many from a wheel chair) for four CD releases “Broken, Phoenix Ashes, Reflect and 4 NO 1 (but u).” produced from 2011 thru 2014. The song catalog is written as a soundtrack to support his upcoming book release titled “Beat Alive” due out in 2016.
Lou Mars Band achieved a RN Indie chart #1 Ranking across the board Locally, Nationally and Worldwide on February 24th, 2013. The Lou Mars band has frequently maintained posted a Top 20 listing both Nationally and Globally in 2015 under the Indie category. Lou Mars Band Singles have consistently posted high POP Scores of 80+ on Jango Worldwide Radio Airplay.
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