Marina Gennadievna Verenikina
Birthday: Oct 3
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Current residence: Los Angeles, USA
Biography: Marina V is an award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer and songwriter with a “hauntingly beautiful” voice (LA TIMES) and “melodic and passionate” music (The Washington Post). A self-described “musical lovechild of The Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky”, Marina grew up in Moscow and has been singing and writing songs since a very young age.
Raised by a communist nuclear physicist father & a psychologist mother during the difficult times just after the Soviet Union collapse, Marina attended a school of music every evening after regular school.
After being rewarded a prestigious scholarship, Marina came to America at the age of 15, by herself. It wasn’t easy, and somewhere between visa issues, crazy odd jobs, missing her family, playing ice hockey and attending a university in Illinois, she worked hard and has quickly blossomed into an international voice. She self-released several albums and, together with her husband/co-writer, Nick Baker, has played over 900 shows worldwide.
Marina has collaborated with Grammy & Emmy winners, platinum-selling artists and legends like Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith), received many awards (such as The Los Angeles Music Critic Award, a Hollywood International Entertainment Award and an award from Sir Bob Geldof) and has been praised for her work as a cultural ambassador by Senator Bill Bradley.
She has written multiple songs for films, video games, ads such as PEPSI, has had her songs on NBC, CBS, SONY, Oprah Winfrey Network, Lifetime and The National Geographic, among many others. She’s written several songs for NBC’s Days of Our Lives and even appeared singing on screen.
Marina’s songs have timeless quality that transcends boundaries and touches fans from all walks of life. So much in fact that her fans have played an instrumental part in her success, sponsoring the creation of all of her albums, including her newest ones: INNER SUPERHERO and BORN TO THE STARS (2017).
Marina is getting more and more recognition each day. The environmentally- conscious artist loves touring, connecting with her fans and inspiring people with her amazing music, her story & beautiful spirit.
Based in Los Angeles, Marina is always creating: whether recording for her 2 SONGS A MONTH CLUB, writing or painting.