From famed director Cecil B. DeMilleÆs lavishly-appointed former office overlooking Times Square, MARINA and associate producer Tony Marinello (previously with Bobby O, best known for his work with the Pet Shop Boys and Jellybean Benitez) are creating a high energy world friendly sound for the radio of the fast approaching next century.
MARINA is a regular on the charts, with 7 singles under her belt. And now, sheÆs about to break out with her full length, all original, debut album "Um Lotty Da".
This blonde, feline-ish pop-songstress is an exception amongst her peers. She is not just a singer, not just a songwriter, not just a dancer, MARINA is a successful mother and businesswoman who morphed from 200 pounds into the dynamo she is today. Through fitness programs, weight control, and the miracles of modern technology, MARINA is as fit today as she was at 20 when she spent her nights dancing at Studio 54 and CBGBs. "In a lot of ways," she confesses, "the music I am creating today is reminiscent of the driving beats and irresistible hooks of the best songs from that period."
Marina started dance at 4, added violin and piano at age 7, and then went on to study opera and violin at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. She pursued a career as a singer/dancer/actress, supplementing her income by teaching aerobics at Body Design By Gilda. She met her partner for life, recording engineer Roy Kamen, at The Music House, a major music/audio production studio in NYC. Soon the two launched their own studio, Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc., which opened in 1987. Over the years, MARINA has written, cast, and produced thousands of commercials, often doing voiceovers and jingles for companies including SnickerÆs Ice Cream, Footlocker, Coty Stetson, Cherry Coke and VH1. This unique opportunity allows MARINA to work with some of the best studio musicians, singers, and actors that New York City has to offer. The best part is at the end of the day; she goes home to her three beautiful children, ages 6, 8 and 13.