Born Emanuel Da Silva Moniz in Lisbon, Portugal, Mars moved to Great Yarmouth at the tender age of two to live with his uncle after the passing of his mother.
By the time he was four, Mars was in foster care living with three different families in Norfolk before being relocated to London at seven. Having already experienced far more than most seven year olds, his older foster brother encouraged him to explore music.
Emanuel took up musical production at the age of fifteen and began receiving local acclaim, with Fruity Loops being his first foray into sound.
Similarly to a lot of teenagers in inner London at the time,Mars became immersed in grime and hip-hop culture as part of the 'Game Over' crew.
The group comprised of nine rappers and two producers that collectively shared a love for music - they quickly achieved local celebrity status, with Mars being touted as the stand-out producer in his area. After facing some adversities in life his desire to succeed in music became his biggest driving force, with a burning quest to prove to others that his God-given skill would be his ticket out of trouble.
After a period of intense street buzz, he caught the attention of the publishing label The Portfolio Music. Mars was promptly signed upon playing them his brand new music. With musical influences ranging from the Motown greats of Diana Ross & The Supremes, Ray Charles and Smokey Robinson to the pioneers of today's generation Pharrell,Andre 3000, Jadakiss and Dr Dre it's easy to see where the elements of 70s swing and 80s funk have come from in Mars' creative catalogue of hits.
Having produced for the likes of New Crowd (Beyonce, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays) and making chart-worthy smashes for the likes of Ed Sheeran plus many more, Mars has now entered his biggest chapter yet and signed a recording deal with AATW / Universal. As he goes from strength to strength, he is now preparing to deliver his own smashes to the world of mainstream music.