Marya Roxx

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Marya Roxx
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Marya Roxx in 2009
Background information
Birth name Maarja Kivi
Born (1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 31)
Origin Tallinn, Estonia
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, bass
Years active 1993–present
Labels Global Music Group
Associated acts Vanilla Ninja
Website www.maryaroxx.com

Marya Roxx (born Maarja Kivi on 18 January 1986) is an Estonian hard rock/metal singer-songwriter residing in Los Angeles.[1] She is a former member of Estonian girl band Vanilla Ninja.

Background[edit]

When the girl band Vanilla Ninja was founded in 2003, Kivi was selected as one of the solo singers and the bass player. She recorded two albums with the band, Vanilla Ninja and Traces Of Sadness. She left the group in mid-2004. She has a daughter, Dora-Liisa (born 2004), and son, Angus Martin (born 2012[2]) with husband and former Vanilla Ninja manager Renee Meriste.[3]

Solo career[edit]

Roxx teamed up with producer Kevin Shirley to record her debut album 'Payback Time'. It features musicians Paul Crook as a guitarist, Scott Metaxas on bass, Derek Sherinian on keyboards and Brian Tichy as the drummer. 21?! EP was released from this recording in 2008. It contains four songs, "'21?!'", "Oh Yeah", "Rebel", (all written by Roxx), and "Nothing Going On"[4] originally recorded by Swedish band Clawfinger.[5] Marya also wrote her solo album in Malibu with producer called Kevin Shirley aka "Caveman."

In May 2009, she performed as the warm-up act on the European tour of pop/rock artist LaFee.[6] Roxx's band for her last performances was former Anthrax guitarist Paul Crook, Scott Metaxas and Jim Roe.[5]

Her debut album, "Payback Time" was published on 5 October 2010.[7] On January 2006 Marya’s debut “Could You” was a success for her in many countries like Germany and Finland.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Maarja discography
  • 2008: Payback Time
  • 2015: Land of Dreams (EP)

Awards[edit]

  • "21?! Best Hard Rock Song Mavric Awards 2009 and "Rebel" Best Punk Song Mavric Awards 2009).[8]

Tours[edit]

  • European Tour 2009
  • UK Tour 2009
  • Time To Run 2010 Tour
  • Rebel Wave 2010 Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marya Roxx". songvault.fm. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ http://eesti.us/lablog/?p=533
  3. ^ "Maarja Kivi Meriste". love-ninjas.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "21?! The EP". allmusic.com. 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Ashworth, Dave (15 December 2009). "HRH III: Marya indeed Roxx". purerawk.com. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "LaFee Ring Frei Tour Support Listing". Lafee.de. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Marya Roxx Signs With Global Music". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Ex-pop girl really Roxx". Grimsby Telegraph. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 

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