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Mariana Zhekova / Bio

Mariana Zhekova was born in Bulgaria, town of Burgas on 25th of March 1973. She finishes her mid-education in art class in her native town. Later she studies in Teachers Institute "Hristo Botev" again in Burgas.
The beginning of her creative work is at the early age of 9 when she starts writing poems. She is keen on arts and that makes her different from her coevals. She wins competitions for young poets and performers popular music.
In 1995 she goes to Greece and settles down in Hanya on Creta Island. After a successful casting in October 1996 her career of a professional singer begins. Mariana is amongst the discoveries of Kostas Kopanelis who is music maestros of some of the most famous singers in Greece (STAMATIS GONIDIS, PANOS KIAMOS and others.). Mariyana makes live performances of Greek music that she didn't like before but with extend of her repertoire and the learning of Greek language she understands that for good music borders don't exist. Up to now Mariyana is the only Bulgarian who performs Greek music on Creta Island and this makes her popular in Creta island. Later her love to the rock music that she enjoys since she was a teenager "unlocks" her talent of a composer, lyrics writer and singer. Since 1997 she participates in rock concerts by singing covers. When she starts recording hers live performances she uploads them in Myspace website. Firstly she records 3 club covers- two in English and one in Greek- with Lord of Bass who is one of the most popular DJs from Thessaloniki and uploads them in the Internet.
2007 is the year when the dreams of the talented Bulgarian begin to come true. In the begging of the year her talent is notified by
Bob Katsionis - pianist and guitar player of the world wide popular Greek rock group FIREWIND, who offers her to work together.
With him Mariyana records 5 own author songs. ..

You can read more bio on myspace offcicial music page


General Info

Band Members
Mariana Zhekova - all vocals, Bob Katsionis - guitars, bass, keyboards, Ioannnis Anastasakis - guest appearance
Artist Name
Mariana Zhekova
Home Page
Metal / Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info

London, UK