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July 30, 2014
After 10,898 miles driven in the last 7 weeks of our SUMMER TOUR, Nick & I are home!
June 26, 2014
My new music video is here, filmed in Gorky Park in Moscow
a few weeks ago! Watch it
June 19, 2014
Hi guys!! Marina here. Hello from Eugene, Oregon!! We
are having such a great time on our tour, 1,200 miles gone so far!! Big hug and
lots of love. All Tour details are here
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Jan 25, 2014
"Stand" live performance won an award on indi.com and "Say
Hello" won an award on Citizen.tv!
Thanks to all of you who voted!! Yay!
Jan 1, 2014
Happy New Year! Check out my brand new
with Alex Kharlamov - a Russian rap!
Dec 9, 2013
Inner Superhero is in the top 13 albums of 2013 on PopDose.com!
Dec 7, 2013
Congratulations to Marina for winning a
Dec 5, 2013
Get Marina's new EP, The Christmas Collection,
I'm excited to announce that my single RUN won
The 2012 LA MUSIC CRITIC AWARD!!
Dec 25, 2012
Marina appeared on an episode of Days
of Our Lives today photo
Dec 6, 2012
Get a free download of Marina's song Christmas Is Going to
Suck (Without You)
Dec 1, 2012
Catch Marina's music on Amish: Out of Order on the
National Geographic Channel!
Nov 25, 2012
Catch Married to the Army: Alaska on the Oprah Winfrey Network to
hear Marina's song Thursday Song during the emotional ending of the
Nov 1, 2012
Marina's RUN music video is now airing all over the US in over
10,000 retail & fast food outlets (including Denny's,
Taco Bell, etc)
Sept 17, 2012
[photo] had a great time at NBC on the
DAYS OF OUR LIVES set
- was singing with the cast for a Christmas episode (air date: Dec 24).
Sept 11, 2012
SAY HELLO, the new single, is now on
Click here for
lyrics and the video:)
July 17, 2012
RUN, the second single from my upcoming album INNER SUPERHERO is now
We filmed the music video in my hometown of Moscow!
Thank you for the support!! :) lots of love, Marina :)
P.S. more about the song
A few days ago Nick & I had the honor of meeting Klaus Meine (the Scorpions). I felt like a kid in a candy store meeting him, because I grew
up with Wind of Change
June 14, 2012
Many thanks to the Auburn Journal for the wonderful article!
June 8, 2012
And the winners of the raffle to be in the studio with us are:
Suzy W, JoAnn A, Matt M, Elvira B, Erik E!!! Congratulations!!
Huge thanks to everyone to entered the raffle, I wish we could bring all of you to the studio with us!
Lots of love, Marina:))
June 1, 2012
BE A BACKING VOCALIST ON MARINA'S NEW ALBUM!!
donate $10 or more to Marina's new album (here) and 5 fans will be selected (raffle) to participate in a recording session.
Winners of the raffle will be announced Friday, June 8th!
ABOUT THE RAFFLE:
Note from Marina: hi guys - for those of you in Los Angeles (or willing to fly in on June 10th) :)
- sign up for the raffle to be in the studio with me! You can sing or just hang out!
May 23, 2012
I'm excited to announce that popchips will
be providing snacks for our June California Tour!!
Nick & I both love popchips, so this is extra fun for us and I hope it
will be for you too:))) See you at the shows!!
Hugs, Marina :)
P.S. Tour details
May 2 2012
I recently signed an endorsement deal with Ayers
Guitars, and they custom-made a beautiful guitar for me! Thank you,
Mar 10, 2012
Check out the brand new behind-the-scenes video from Marina:
Watch the clip of Marina's song on a special holiday episode of Days of
Our Lives (NBC)!! Over 3 million people watch Days, which has been running since 1965!
Nov 28, 2011
Huge thanks to Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood for their support this year!
Nov 2, 2011
Note from Marina: Earlier this year I sang a couple of Russian songs on a CD that was released as a bonus to a very lovely children's book,
Bronte & Frank Go To Moscow. The author just notified me that the book is now the WINNER in the Children's Picture Book w/ Audio CD and a FINALIST in the Travel Guide categories of the USA 'BEST BOOKS 2011' AWARDS.. Pretty darn cool!! :)
Oct 28, 2011
Huge thanks to the GUITAR CENTER for providing all of the music gear for Marina's October tour!
Oct 4, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to Marina's birthday show at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood!!
And thanks to everyone who donated money to the Noreen Fraser Foundation (cancer research)!!!!
Note from Marina:
I had an honor to meet with Senator Bill Bradley in New York.
Senator Bradley was the co-sponsor of FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) -
the scholarship program through which I came to the USA at 15.
In short - without Bill Bradley and his legislation, I wouldn't have come to the
USA... and probably would not be touring the world..
Thank you, Bill Bradley!!!
Catch Marina in Springfield, IL July 9th! + Hollywood July
13 + Idaho & East Coast end of July!
June 17, 2011
Check out Marina's video blog from
June 3, 2011
free download of "Every Breath", one of Marina's songs she wrote for NBC
TV show, Days of Our Lives!
May 30, 2011
am learning horseback riding at my friend Betina's stables. She lives right next
to a beautiful park just North of Los Angeles. If you go to her place to ride
horses, mention Marina V and she'll give you a nice discount :)
May 10, 2011
If you're flying Delta Airlines in May/June (any flights
worldwide) - check out Marina's song "You Make Me Beautiful" on the in-flight
May 3, 2011
Congrats to Marina on her big win on OurStage.com (Grand Prize in Pop for April)!!
Apr 28, 2011
We're excited to announce the extension of Marina's residency at Hard Rock
Cafe Hollywood - now every Sunday in May!
April 22, 2011
The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood shows have been so much fun!!
This Sunday joining us onstage as a special guest will be
Bruce Kulick(KISS, Grand Funk Railroad, etc) on a surprise KISS cover...
Not to be missed :)
Apr 21, 2011
Many thanks to OMG Global for featuring Marina!!
Apr 18, 2011
I am very excited to be a part of the Songs of Love for Japan compilation! I'm in a great company
with artists such as Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlisle..
The 100 song album is sold only for 3 days from Apr 18-21.
Mar 24, 2011
Nick & I had an honor of meeting astronaut Buzz Aldrin!
Mar 24, 2011
We're excited to announce Marina's residency at Hard Rock
Cafe Hollywood every Sunday in April with her band! See Tour for details!!
Mar 20, 2011
My song "You Make Me Beautiful" appears in "Friesians",
a very cool movie about horses
Mar 16 - 20, 2011
GIVE A GIFT
Buy 2 MY STAR CDs for the price of 1.
100% of proceeds go to the Red Cross
to support disaster relief efforts in Japan.
(you'll get a digital download as well).
Signed, hugged and kissed copies, as always :)
Mar 3, 2011
Catch Marina's show in Moscow, Russia, on March 8th @ Hard Rock Cafe!
Mar 1, 2011
Check out photos+videos with Sir Bob Geldof & the judges from the YouBloom Awards show in London
Feb 28, 2011
Listen for Marina's
songs on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" on March 1 and 9th!
Feb 27, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to my shows in London, San Francisco & Hollywood
this month!! hugs, Marina :)
Feb 11, 2011
Hello from London!!
Last night's YouBloom Winners & Awards show was
sooooooooooo much fun, thanks to everyone who came out!!
Here is my photo with Sir Bob Geldof, who presented me with the award..
Meanwhile, off to the airport, more photos later!!
big big hug to everyone,
Feb 10, 2011
Congratulations to Marina for being named as one of the Artists on the Verge (New Music Seminar panel recognizes these artists as the strongest among the hundreds of thousands of artists in the field!!).
Many thanks to the LA Music Critic Bob Leggett & the Los Angeles Examiner
for the great
Jan 18, 2011
hi hi hi guys!! Today my album MY STAR is officially released on
iTunes & every digital outlet worldwide!
It's a big day for me, and I feel excited and emotional releasing MY STAR to the
world. Every song holds a special place in my heart and I can't wait for you
guys to hear the whole album....
Jan 12, 2011
hi guys!! Thanks to your votes in the YouBloom contest, I will be going to
London in February for the YouBloom finalists showcase in front of many music
industry veterans including Bob Geldof! Thank you for all of your votes, your
love and support! Hugs, Marina :)
Jan 7, 2011
Many thanks to ClearChannel for featuring Marina as the Artist To Watch this month!
Jan 4, 2011
Many thanks to Women's Radio for featuring Marina's "You Make Me Beautiful"!
“Christmas Is Going to Suck (Without You)” is featured on ClearChannel's iheartradio.com!
You can even request it :)
Dec 10, 2010
Marina is now officially endorsing Sennheiser microphones & Daisy
Dec 6, 2010
HOLIDAY GIFT: Download Marina's brand new song "Christmas Is Going to Suck (Without You)"
Dec 2, 2010
Marina has been selected as an Artist to Watch on ClearChannel's iheartradio.com!
Dec 1, 2010
On Nov 25 Marina hosted a benefit concert for Elena Sadikova (in association with American Councils & FLEX alumni network) at Avant Club in Moscow, Russia. See the photos & videos here
Nov 17, 2010
Check out the video segment on Arizona Public Media (PBS)!
Filmed in August at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the special aired earlier
Nov 14, 2010
hi guys!! Please take a second to vote for "You Make Me Beautiful" in the final
round of the youbloom.com contest!
Voting starts Nov 14th 4pm US Pacific time (midnight Standard Time) and will end
You can vote only once (one vote per person).
Your votes have gotten me this far, and with you help I can win this contest!!
HOW TO VOTE:
1. go to www.youbloom.com and register (or login if
you voted in the last round)
2. select "listen and vote" on the left and then click "vote" next to my song!!
Thank you so much!!
This contest is bringing a lot of exposure to my music, and winning the contest
would be INCREDIBLE!!!
Big hug, and thank you so much for all of your love and for believing in me!
P.P.S. Happy birthday to Nick today!! :)
Oct 26, 2010
Congratulations to Marina for her 2nd Hollywood Music in Media Award!! Earlier this year, Marina's Russian song, Tonkaya Ryabina, was nominated. We just found out that the music video for "You Make Me Beautiful" has just been nominated as well! The HMMAs take place Nov 18, 2010 in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre complex.
Oct 25, 2010
"You Make Me Beautiful" just won the youbloom.com Quarter 1
Finals!! Thanks to every person who voted!
Aside from the great exposure for the song, the finalists also get 2,000 euros!
Oct 23, 2010
Marina's song "You Make Me Beautiful" will air on the Oct 26th episode, "VIP Treatment", of the hit drama, The Good Wife!
Oct 20, 2010
The film "Truth About Kerry" just won best original screenplay at The LA Femme
Intl Film Festival! I wrote the theme song for this movie, so it's very exciting!
We were just notified that a group of celebrity judges on YouBloom.com picked "You Make Me Beautiful" to advance to the semi-finals!
Voting will start Oct 11 to pick top 4 (out of 8) songs. If Marina's song makes the top 4, Marina will win 2,000 euros (which will help with new recordings).
Everyone who votes on youbloom.com has a chance to win 500 euros! How cool is that? :)
Oct 4, 2010
We have a handful of birthday show posters available! Please donate $12 for shipping/tube/handling on the front page of marinav.com
and we'll mail you this signed poster! Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society
Oct 3, 2010
Note from Marina: Many thanks to everyone who came to my birthday show/Benefit for the American Cancer Society at the Hotel Cafe!! I can't believe that we had people from as far as Seattle, Las Vegas, Tucson, Bakersfield and Santa Barbara!!!
I'd like to thank my amazing friends who helped make the evening so exciting by donating prizes:
- KC & Sheila at Vinoteque on Melrose for the yummiest cupcakes for everyone!
- Syrna at Schmerty's Cookies (Santa Monica) for the amazing cookies!
- Joe P. for donating a 3 night stay at a beautiful cabin at Lake Tahoe!
- Giovanna Avila for providing 2 amazing prizes (haircut and color, and straightening service + products)
- Jim MacQuarrie for the archery lesson
- Manda Mosher & Lovers & Poets for donating their albums as gifts!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Hugs, Marina :)
Sep 30, 2010
Press Release: Russian-American singer Marina V Celebrates Her Birthday By Hosting A Benefit Concert For American Cancer Society!
For more, click here
Sep 26, 2010
Marina was invited to perform at Ready to Rise, a gala humanitarian and fashion event/fundraiser for Serbian refugees at Carnegie Institution in Washington DC. Svetlana Horvat, a celebrated European designer, made a special dress as a gift to Marina for her participation at this event.
Sep 22, 2010
Photo: Marina and Mark Salling (Glee) at the BlackBerry party in Hollywood
Sep 21, 2010
"You Make Me Beautiful" won the YouBloom.com Semi-Finals, thanks to all of your votes!!
Marina was a guest performer at The 8th annual Dr. Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Day of Peace festival in Santa Monica.
She was interviewed by KCET & Bree Walker!
Sep 18, 2010
Many thanks to the awesome folks at the Guitar Center for providing a YAMAHA keyboard and other gear for Marina's Sept East Coast tour!!
Sep 15, 2010
Marina recently lent her (speaking) voice to Animal Soup, a very cute iPhone/iPad
app for children!
Aug 17, 2010
Marina V & Josh Groban photo
Aug 9, 2010
Catch Marina's performance at one of the hottest Hollywood clubs!
Marina is performing as a special guest of John Jones, Grammy-winning producer, at his renowned Song Salon @ Life on Wilshire.
Make sure to get there early as the show is expected to sell out.
Aug 7, 2010
A few photos from an exclusive Hollywood party, organized by Blackberry for celebrity Blackberry users.
Aug 1, 2010
Many thanks to LA Live Music Examiner, Collected Sounds and the Press-Enterprise for recent features on Marina!
Thanks to 97.5FM KRUZ in Santa Barbara for hosting Marina on their "What's New" show with George Pendergast of Dishwalla!! Photos
May 25, 2010
Note from Marina: Thanks to your votes, I made it into the Top 20 (out of 650+) artists competing to perform in Lilith Fair in California!!
This is really an incredible accomplishment, all thanks to you guys!!!
It is now up to the amazing artist herself (Sarah McLachlan) and her team to pick 3 artists for the 3 California dates. We will find out soon! :)
One of my songs is airing Apr 12 on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in U.S.!!
April 1, 2010
Wow!!! "You Make Me Beautiful" just won THE GRAND PRIZE of $5,000 out of several thousand songs on ourstage.com
Thank you very much to everyone who voted!!! This is a really big win!!
March 30, 2010
Lots of great news in the Marina V world!!!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Album Release show in the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles on March 29th!
And thanks to everyone who has purchased MY STAR so far!!!!!!!
Marina is a featured artist on TC Electronics Website!!
Marina uses the Harmony-M pedal at her performances.
Many thanks to Mi2n.com, www,buzzbands.la and LA Weekly for featuring Marina this week!
Also, this week, Marina is one of the 10 Featured Artists on Reverbnation.com (+ a few hundred thousand Facebook Apps!!)
Mar 3, 2010
NEW POSTERS (signed, hugged and kissed!) are now
available herel !! :)
Feb 25, 2010
Catch Marina's interview and performance on
Sirius XM Radio!! She's being interviewed by the famous Senator (and
ex-basketball player!) Bill Bradley (he co-sponsored the bill that
brought Marina to the US as a high school exchange student).
The show airs throughout the morning Sunday on the Sirius XM Stars
channel (Sirius 102 and XM 155). Full listing of the
Feb 20, 2010
Hello from Portugal!! it's SOOOOOOOOO
beautiful here!! I promise photos! hugs,marina :)
Feb 12, 2010
thanks to everyone who voted, "you make me
beautiful" is on the Wall of Fame at
www.song.cat !!! You guys are awesome!!! And.. we might get
featured on the Huffington Post!!!
Feb 2, 2010
one of my songs is airing Feb 2 on the famous
soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in U.S.!!
Jan 12, 2010
many thanks to Natalie H and
for the awesome article!
wow, our first Thursday Songs with Marina was so much
You can watch the first episode on
Tune in for next live show on Thurs, Oct 22 at 8pm USPT!!!
Oct 3 2009
last year I co-wrote the theme song for FALLEN IDOL: THE YURI GAGARIN
CONSPIRACY, a great documentary! It has just been reviewed by a top
L.A. Times film critic (see below).
From the L.A. Times movie critic:
really the first in space? - "Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin
Conspiracy" takes itself very seriously, which sometimes makes this
documentary feel as propaganda-driven as the former Soviet spin
machine it decrie. Still, the film, directed with a heavy hand by
Denny Hooten and Sam Oldham, presents a persuasive enough case that
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin was not -- as history has written --
the first man in outer space but a victim of what a political analyst
here calls "probably one of the biggest cover-ups and conspiracies in
history." Gagarin became a Soviet national hero after orbiting the
Earth in April 1961. But what the Kremlin (along with, the movie
contends, the KGB, the U.S. Air Force and the CIA) allegedly
suppressed was that five days earlier, another Soviet cosmonaut was
launched into space only to crash-land and suffer severe injuries.
Failure was not an option -- at least publicly -- for the secretive
Soviets, so Gagarin was thrust into the limelight instead. However, by
1968, the troubled Gagarin apparently had become a political liability
and, the filmmakers posit, was killed in a KGB-engineered plane crash.
True or not, it's one of the movie's many intriguing "what ifs."
-- Gary Goldstein "Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy." MPAA
rating: Unrated. Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes. At Laemmle's Monica
4-Plex, Santa Monica.
Sep 4, 2009
my music video for "In My Head" is in rotation on
the LA Metro on TransitTV!!
Jul 30, 2009
West Coast tour was so much fun, looking forward
to my East Coast dates!!!
guys :) We've been hard at work in the studio last couple of weeks
with the amazing producer Guy Erez (he's worked with Gypsy Kings, Ryan
Cabrera, and many other great artists!) We'll be finishing the EP soon
and I really really need your help to keep going!!! THIS IS A CALL TO
ACTION!!!! :) You can help me TREMENDOUSLY by sponsoring the
record!!!! Patron of the Arts levels start at only $25. Click here
and read my funny (I hope they're funny!) FAQs, look at our
fundraising thermometer and really cool gifts I have prepared for
you!!!! And please be my PATRON OF THE ARTS and help by sponsoring my
new record!!!!!And... WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS my new EP
will see the light of day!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the support!!!
a big hug,
June 9, 2009
Marina is featured on
channelone.com/music/ !!! Channel One News is the
leading television news network for teens nationwide. Their mission is
to inform, educate and inspire by making news relevant and engaging
for young people and sparking discussion around the important issues
impacting youth today!!!
May 27 2009
hi guys :) I'm back from
months of touring (no swine flu so far, whew!!)!! Last week I was in my
beautiful hometown, Moscow, where I got to perform on American soil (US
Embassy!!!) and hang out with my schoolfriends!! I missed my
imaginary cat, so it's good to be
back home now .. oh wait, I'm driving to Vegas tomorrow... but after that,
I'm really at home for a whole month!! Magical place called
Hollywood where you can meet Ron Jeremy at any given moment! :) haha..
I'm recording in the studio right now, so exciting!!! (more at
And... I have a brand new DVD!! not only that.. I created a
COMMERCIAL for it!! with singing and all... YOU GOTTA SEE IT!!
DVD includes footage of my
adventures in Moscow, Australia, tour with Howard Jones, and much, much,
hope you likie the crazy DVD!!!
big big hugs, Marina :)))
new photos in the photo section!!
Brand new tote bags in the shop section!!!
2 new songs posted!!!
at www.myspace.com/marinav "You Make Me Beautiful"produced by Guy Erez (Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Gipsy Kings, Ryan Cabrera, CBS Records, etc) "Be Your Soldier"co-written & produced by Emmy winner Michele Vice-Maslin!!!
May 20, 2009
I just came back from Moscow where I performed at the world-famous
Hard Rock Cafe on Arbat Street and even pulled the winning entry for
the "Hard Rock Calling" contest!!! It was so much fun!
Then I also performed at the US Embassy!
"You Make Me Beautiful" made it to the TOP TEN of the GINA
Singer/Songwriter Contest!!!!! I was in Russia and wasn't able to
participate to compete in the live performance competition.
April 8, 2009
my song "You Make Me Beautiful" won the big
AirplayDirect.com contest "Designs by Winifred: Be Inspired"!!!! It's
so exciting!!! I won a few cool things, including beautiful earrings
(worth over $900) designed by Winifred!
March 10, 2009
we posted Marina's appearance on Good Morning! Arizona (the number one
independent morning show in the NATION! Previous guests included Black Eyed
Peas, the Jonas Brothers etc).
March 6, 2009
Fun news: watch for my quick appearance tonight on the new FOX TV show Dollhouse!!!
(I'm playing grand piano in a hotel bar scene!). You can check out the
episode (Gray Hour)
fox.com/dollhouse/ around 7 mins 30 secs into the
March 1, 2009
My song Sunshine Guaranteed
is in Tap Tap Revenge 2, the next-gen edition of the #1
free iPhone game!! Other artists include Death Cab for Cutie, Crystal Method, and many more!!
Rock out to a ton of hit music, and enter to win cool prizes every week. It's all free to download and play --all you need is an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Download Tap Tap Revenge 2
More on Tapulous blog
Feb 25, 2009
I'm booking my
spring/summer tours. Don't miss out on the fun by hosting a house
concert!!!!! Fun times guaranteed and it's super easy to do!!:) !!!!
Please email me ASAP to make sure we can work out the schedule and
together we'll organize a great evening!!! Read here first
marinav.com/houseconcert.php and then email me!!!
P.S. I finished listening to the audiobook "The Art of Happiness" by Dalai Lama. Very, very inspiring!! I highly recommend!!
P.P.S. So cool that Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his incredible Joker
P.P.P.S. Many thanks to my awesome street team, especially Milla &
Todd for working so hard recently!! You can join our street team at
Feb 17, 2009
congrats to Christopher for winning the Marina V
Acid Planet Remix Contest!
To hear the winning entry and the 5 runner ups:
Today I'm in Washington, DC, witnessing
history!! it's 25F and I got only 3 hrs of sleep (our plane was
really delayed), but I don't care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's amazing to be
a part of this historic event!!!!
Check out new
Marina's 2008 summer tour with Howard Jones, as well as photos from
the show with Animotion and show in Moscow, Russia!!
Nov 17, 2008
Marina has just been invited to perform at the
Russian Cultural House (at the Russian Embassy) in Washington, DC, in
December and January! The mission of the Russian Cultural House is to
improve Russian-American relations. Marina is very honored to be a
guest performer there! It's technically Russian soil, so you can drink
alcohol if you're under 21 :)
Nov 8, 2008
My "Hope" video is nominated by the
Hollywood Music Awards!
Oct 15, 2008
AcidPlanet is hosting a remix contest for one of my songs - if
you're feeling creative, check it out!
I had so much fun on my mini-tour
with Howard Jones!!!!!!! He is an amazing performer & songwriter, and a
wonderful human being.
Pic below is from Sellersville Theatre in Pennsylvania Jul 10 2008. L-R: Laura Clapp, Nick Baker, Marina, Robbie Bronnimann, Howard Jones
Aug 4, 08
Check out my success story on
For last couple of years I've been going to Universal City Medical Group, and specifically,
Mike, who saved me from horrible wrist/arm pain!
July 30, 08
I recently stopped by Colfax Elementary in Los
Angeles, CA, to sing a couple of songs for kids - it was so much fun!
The kids showed me their little farm where they have a pig, chickens,
sheep, and other fun animals!! I hope the kids had as great a time as
July 25, 08
Last month in my newsletter I mentioned that I had
lost my favorite necklace which I bought in Paris for only 10 euros -
but it was very cute & I wore it every day. The next day I got an
email from a very sweet person who offered to make me a new,
custom-made necklace - with my signature flower on it!! I got it
in the mail last week, and it's absolutely wonderful. I simply can't
believe how nice it was of Tim (the owner of this fine-crafted jewelry
company) to do this. I'm just blown away!!
Check out Tim's beautiful work at
July 24, 08
Marina has just returned from her shows in Russia
and from her tour with the British popstar Howard Jones!!!!
Lovely folks at KGRL.fm are featuring me in May! Nick, Cole & I
performed a special exclusive set just for KGRL, and there is a video
interview & other great stuff!!! Thanks, KGRL!
Apr 7, 2008
I attended the screening of "FALLEN IDOL: THE YURI
GAGARIN CONSPIRACY" in Hollywood.
I co-wrote the theme song (Gagarin March) with composer David Raiklen. I also helped
conduct the choir during the recording of the march and I also sang some ethereal vocals for another song
in the film.I am very excited to be a part of this project!
Check out the picture below:
L-R: David Raiklen,composer; Mathew Edwardsen, tenor; Dr. Elliott
Haimoff, the producer of the film, Marina V, singer/songwriter; Elliott Gould,
actor & the narrator of the documentary.
Mar 25, 2008
check out studio photos from "Modern
Fairytale" recording sessions in the Pic/Video section.
Marina's new friend
This week is a big week for me. I just played at the amazing Kodak
Theatre on Tues (scroll down for pics) and....
my new album, Modern Fairytale, is officially released!!! I'm so incredibly excited!!! I am very, very proud of this
CD, and I want the world to hear it!!!
You can go to iTunes and buy it today. Only $7.99 on iTunes US
(international prices - I don't know, since I can't access iTunes UK etc.. let me know
when you check it out, ok?).
It would be really great if you could leave a nice review of "Modern Fairytale" on iTunes.
Thank you SO MUCH!!! You can help inspire new fans!!!!
Release Date: Jan 15, 2008
℗ 2008 Audio Bee
Marina's Jamaica videos + "Sunshine Guaranteed" revealed + Marina &
the band go crazy in the rehearsal studio
with Sweaty Times (you gotta see this - watch till the very end!)
November 7, 2007
Let's see. Lots of new things going on!!!
I recently joined SESAC, a performing rights organization with
headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, and
London. Very exciting!
3 of my songs have been licensed to
Facebook Diaries, the Actual Reality TV/Comcast/Facebook.com project!
3 of my songs have been licensed to a
very cool independent film by Ron Garrett, portraying the life of a
few homeless people in Santa Monica. "There But For The Grace of
God" is a really moving documentary. Will let you know more info soon!
I co-wrote the theme song (a march) with David Raiklen for the
upcoming documentary about Yuri Gagarin (the first man in space),
which will hit the theatres in the spring. It's narrated by the
wonderful actor, Elliott Gould and directed by Dr. Elliott Haimoff.
I just found out that I will be
performing at the NACA Nationals showcase in St Louis in February
2008. It's a big honor to be chosen to perform at NACA Nationals, as
hundreds upon hundreds of artists submit each year and only a few get
chosen. Many thanks to my college booking agency, Degy Entertainment.
thanks to all who came to our Hollywood fundraiser at the Hotel Cafe.
A portion of the proceeds went to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
My friend Beverly (the very same one with whom I'm designing the
beautiful armbands) is running a marathon with a mission to raise
money to help stop leukemia, lymphoma and, Hodgkin's lymphoma from
taking more lives. Check out Beverly's page and feel free to donate!
August 29, 2007
SEND YOUR VIDEO TO BE IN Marina's MUSIC VIDEO!!
hi guys! Marina here. We are making a music video for "Hope"
(listen at myspace.com/marinav).
I'd love to have my friends from around the world be in it!!!
song is about togetherness and wanting to live in peace in spite of
our many perceived differences (race, ethnicity, language, culture,
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"Hope" (Music & lyrics by Marina Verenikina & Nick
You and I come from different worlds
But living under one big sky
We're not so different, you and I
Don't you think it's quite absurd
That we keep fighting over nothing
Always pushing, always shoving
But you see
Together we'll be
Stronger than you
Stronger, stronger than me
Cause we'll always be
The hope we're losing
The hope we'll always need
The hope for you and me
And you know, it's not too late
Life is only what we make it
Sometimes fate can use some help
And you will see
Together we'll be
Stronger than you
Stronger, stronger than me
Cause we'll always be
The hope we're losing
The hope we'll always need
The hope for you and me
You and I come from different worlds
But living under one big sky
We're not so different, you and I
June 30, 2007
Marina attended the June 27 secret Paul McCartney show in Hollywood and was
interviewed for the official McCartney segment!