Russian-born singer/songwriter Marina V is a young and charismatic pop artist with an incredible life story and a "hauntingly beautiful" sound (L.A. Times).
Marina's music is "melodic and passionate" (The Washington Post), which, combined with her "voice of an angel" (The Prague Post) and her rich cultural background, makes this artist truly special.
"If the Beatles and Tori Amos had a child raised in Russia by Tchaikovsky, that would be me," muses the piano-playing chanteuse, describing her musical influences.
Now a true California girl, the red-headed songstress grew up in Moscow, blessed with a beautiful voice & long last name (Verenikina.)
Raised by a communist nuclear physicist father & a psychologist mother during the difficult times of the Soviet Union collapse, Marina attended a school of music every evening after regular school, and has written songs since early childhood.
When Marina turned 15, she won a prestigious scholarship and came to America, by herself. Somewhere between visa issues, crazy odd jobs, missing her family, playing ice hockey and attending University in Illinois, Marina began pursuing her musical dreams by touring and self-releasing her music, and, upon graduating from college, moved to Los Angeles.
Since then, Marina has blossomed into an international voice, relentlessly touring & performing at venues such as Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, the American Embassy in Moscow, and clubs from Paris to Sydney.
She's written theme songs for films like "Fallen Idol" (narrated by Elliot Gould) and "Truth About Kerry" (which just won best original screenplay at The LA Femme International Film Festival) and has had her songs on TV (NBC's Days of Our Lives & CBS's The Good Wife, etc) and games (iPhone's #1 game, Tap Tap Revenge).
Marina has just completed her new album, MY STAR, sponsored entirely by her fans (having raised almost $30,000 from devoted listeners via marinav.com) and produced by the renowned producer, Guy Erez (Gipsy Kings, Ryan Cabrera etc).
Supported by her loyal fans, Marina is getting more and more recognition each day. The environmentally-conscious self-described cultural ambassador is always on tour, connecting with her fans and inspiring people with her amazing music, unusual story & beautiful spirit.