I grew up with total silence in my house. We didn’t have a music player or music of any kind when I was growing up 🙂 Weird, huh? 🙂 So I’ve been having music in my head and singing since before I learned to talk (according to my mom) 🙂 I have no idea what inspired me in the first place – it was probably meant to be.
What surprises have you encountered in pursuing your music career?
How it’s more about business and connections that it is about the actual music.
What has been your biggest challenge to date?
Dealing with people who promise you something, but never come through. In addition, trying to stay positive and to have faith in people.
Tell us about your band.
I have incredible band members. They’re my friends and it’s amazing being onstage with my friends. Really, truly incredible!!
What’s your process for writing lyrics and where do you get the inspiration for your songs?
Inspiration is a funny thing – it comes out of nowhere sometimes. I may be driving or taking a shower and I get this little melody and a lyric in my head… The process of writing lyrics is a different thing. I usually have an idea or a line and then call in my co-writer/lyricist Nick and we write together.
Tell us about your most memorable performances.
I’ve had so many… memorable in different ways. One of them is a recent house concert I did in Seattle.. Playing for an all-Russian audience, I got to speak Russian and play all of my Russian songs… It felt amazing… I can’t even explain why… but it was magical. And then there was Kodak Theatre… opening for Howard Jones…
many wonderful memories. I hope I’ll have thousands more in the future!
Have you shared the stage with anyone we would know?
How about Wang Chung? 🙂
Anything else you want to share?
Thank you to everyone for reading this and for supporting musicians!
Check out Marina and her music at http://www.talentwatch.com/artist/profile/marinav