Russian-born and Los Angeles-based Marina V is an intriguing Adult Alternative singer/pianist/songwriter with an incredible life story. Marina ‘s music is a magical blend of her angelic voice, hooky melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and fresh chord progressions, which make this new artist truly special.
Influenced by the Beatles and Tchaikovsky, Marina ‘s music style has been described as an unusual mix of Tori Amos, Jewel & Paul McCartney, but “with her unique phrasing, breathless, smoky-sweet and compelling vocals, she’s got a sound all her own” (Artists Studio Magazine).
Having relentlessly performed across the USA , the green-eyed songstress has created quite a buzz, effortlessly connecting to her fans through her unique but accessible music and through her eccentric but very charming personality.
Marina has also gained serious attention from the music media, having been featured in numerous print and online publications. She was recently featured in the Keyboard Magazine, which called her “one of the most promising singer/songwriters of the year”. She has also been named as one of the HOT 100 UNSIGNED Artists by Music Connection Magazine and is a proud recipient of the ASCAP popular award for 2003-2004.
Marina ‘s songs can be heard on MTV (the Real World), films and radio stations such as XM Satellite Radio. The twenty-four year-old chanteuse is officially endorsed by AUDIX microphones, PEAVEY products and YAMAHA digital pianos.
Marina has just released her new album, “Something of My Own”. Recorded together with her long-time co-writer, Nick Baker, the album starts off with the title track, a driving song with a great piano groove. “Life is simple until I use my brain” is the first line of the song about discovering yourself amid the rules of society and organized religion. “Sometimes it feels like it’s easier to coast through life and follow everyone else’s footsteps”, Marina comments. “But it is so much more exciting to make your own choices and be yourself.”
From the beautiful “Killing My Dream” & enchanting “On This Christmas Night”, to the silly & slightly sarcastic “That’s The Way It Goes,” this album deals with life’s truths while conveying stories of love & betrayal, lost relationships and dreams with a new and unique twist. The album is available at www.MarinaV.com and at Marina ‘s concerts.
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