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BRAND NEW SINGLE: 'Greetings from Sydney'! 

Ahead of the release of highly-anticipated sophomore album 'Back Where We Started', Russian-kiwi singer/songwriter Marina Bloom has unveiled her fourth in a string of new singles for 2019. The song is called 'Greetings from Sydney' and is a stunning ballad about missing somebody as you go through places that remind you of them.

The lyrics "I wish you were here, even though it was not meant to be" speak of loss, heart-ache, laced with acceptance of the twisting path of life. 

"I'll send you a postcard, if I…

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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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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: https://www.facebook.com/events/greerton-community-hall/spring-slavic-festival-2019/2093259717645049/ Tickets: FREE!