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Latest reviews & featured press!! 

It's been a busy few weeks since the release of my single 'Lions Fighting In A Church'! I've received a 5 STAR review from MusicNet, read that here; NZ Musician featured me within a lineup of fab musicians talking about where they get their inspiration, read that here; Music Managers Forum NZ did a feature on the release, read that here; and so did The Scoop, read that here.

And last but certainly not least, the song 'Not Another Ballad' which received a top 5 placement in the 'Song of the Month'…

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New song 'Lions Fighting In A Church' 

Epic battles and fairytale endings were the inspiration for ‘Lions Fighting In A Church’ the latest single release from Kiwi-Russian singer/songwriter, Marina Bloom. 

Inspired by epic love songs like ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ by Meatloaf, lyricist Michael Davis wanted to write a love song with epic highs and dramatic lows. He points out, there are not many scenes more epic than lions swiping pews and pulpit aside to ferociously attack one another. 

Sipping coffees in a hotel lobby, flanked by a grand piano, Marina…

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You're looking at a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only songwriting comp! 

I received news this week that I have been listed as a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only songwriting competition for 2019! They are yet to determine the finalists and winners so I will keep you posted - but I am super pleased to be in this category of semi-finalists whittled down from over 6,000 entries from all over the world!!

The song that has been recognised is 'Flying', which was released earlier this year. If you haven't listened to it yet, go here now! 

The virus hit me! Concert postponed till June 16. 

After all the lead up to the concert at Anthology Lounge in Auckland on May 26, I came down with the unshakable flu a few days before that I just couldn't even imagine putting on a performance that I would be proud of and that you deserve! So I made the difficult decision to postpone this gig till June 16. 

I apologise for the inconvenience this caused, but I was overwhelmed by the support on social media from those who had bought tickets but understood my decision was a tough one, thank you for…

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NEW SONG! 'Not Another Ballad' OUT NOW! 


Russian-born kiwi singer/songwriter Marina Bloom releases new single 'Not Another Ballad'!

The enigmatic vocalist has released her latest song which is a notable departure from her usual softer offerings. 'Not Another Ballad' is a bid to appease her band with an upbeat foot-stomping tune, worthy of a turn on the dance floor. 

Marina has been writing ballads with her good friend and lyricist Michael Davis for three years. These ballads have garnered attention: national radio…

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Annual Russian Cultural Festival

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St Patrick's College,, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Kilbirnie,, Wellington

Wellington Russian Club warmly invites you to experience the richness of Russian and neighboring cultures. This 15th Folklore Festival brings together the many different cultures to enjoy and share with you their traditional heritage. Come and try a big variety of Russian traditional food. Enjoy richness of Russian art and craft. $5 entry, pay at the event.

Russian Day in Howick 2019

near the NZ Post shop., Picton Street, Howick, Auckland

Did you know a large Russian community makes Howick home? There's a Russian Day coming up on 2 November in Picton Street near the NZ Post shop. Put the date in your calendar and join in the festivities. All ages, fun for the whole family!

Spring Slavic Festival 2019

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Greerton Community Hall, 1263 Cameron Rd, Tauranga

Polish Community Trust BOP and NZ Russian Speaking Community Trust BOP came together to organise an event showcasing as many Slavic groups and individuals to enable us to showcase art and culture as well as food of the many nationalities living now in New Zealand. Event details: Tickets: FREE!