Marva Von Theo
GR Athens – Synthiepop / Electronic Indie / Dark-Pop / Electropop / Electropop
Marva Von Theo


Marva Von Theo - Ruins (Official Video)
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Marva Von Theo
Ab67616d0000b273091e9822120bf0c5b9a6258c Love Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b27315c53f2ad10c3e4a472844fe Afterglow Album 2021
Ab67616d0000b273c156d9f793de385b1e849a8e Reaching the Stars (Kosmas Remix) Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2732f922b609bd84ecbc2d0216e Forever Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2731291373b0394361adf4eeaff Ruins Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b27375b083692f3fe2304067a805 Embrace This Madness Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b2736c68e7d7f0280932c636718d Dream Within a Dream Album 2018
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Marva Von Theo
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"Dark, sophisticated electronic pop forms the foundation of their sound, moody and emotionally resonant, fronted by vocals that are drenched with smoky, yearning passion." Analogue Trash (GB) .

At times darksome and dancey, but mostly introspective, gripping and moony, Marva Von Theo find their way through the dark synth music to twilight electro pop, representing a multi-layered work of innovative and compelling songwriting with expressive vocals and refined orchestration. Their sounds, melodies, rhythms and aesthetics cover a wide, contradictory spectrum, infused with their very own, distinctive vocabulary. Away from the old-school and the previous dogmas, they feel free to experiment, to take risks as artists and define themselves within the vast world of what is broadly called pop music.

Marva Von Theo sound futuristic, fierce, passionate, restless, noisy, risky, sophisticated, fragile, melancholic, darkly romantic, sensitive.

Each of their live performances is a unique, almost ritualistic experience for the listener who, after being immersed in their eerie, poetic atmospheres, finally emerges into the light, dancing redemptively to the electronic beats of their music.

Formed in 2017 by Marva Voulgari (vocals, songwriting) and Theo Foinidis (synths, composition, production), two classically trained musicians, driven by their experimental nature and passion to indulge in diverse genres of music. Marva is a classical pianist and has a background in jazz singing while Theo, apart from being a classical and jazz pianist, he is a Contemporary and Electroacoustic Composer, having graduated from University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and having written several pieces for orchestra and music ensembles. Even though Theo Foinidis was living in Vienna and Marva Voulgari in Athens at that time, they soon found themselves drifting into an intensive storm of creativity, which led to their full-length Debut Album “Dream within a Dream”. It was the relocation of Theo in Athens soon after that made it easier for the band to evolve further.

Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream”, was self-released in 2018, followed by Its vinyl edition via Shades of Sound/Wave Records in 2019. Their highly acclaimed singles ‘Embrace this Madness’ (2019), ‘Forever’ (2020), ‘Ruins’ (2020) and ‘Love’ (2021) paved the way for their second album ‘Afterglow’ (Shades of Sound/Wave Records, February 2021).

In 2018 they were chosen by NIMPE (Network for the Internationalization of Music Producers in Europe) to present their music at Linecheck Festival in Milano (IT), while in 2021, they were among the 27 European bands to have been nominated for the Hemi Music Awards. They have performed in various venues and festivals in Greece and abroad, such as Release Athens Festival (as the opening act for Leftfield (UK) & Stereo Nova (GR)), Athens Music Week, TedEx, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Nocturnal Cultural Nights (DE), to name a few, but also as the opening act for Motorama (RU), Molly Nillson (DE) and Hooverphonic (BE).

In December 2021, they held two sold-out concerts at Fournos theater, as part of the project “Sonus Naturalis”, performing reimagined versions of their songs, arranged for piano and voice. In March 2023 they presented the project “Atmospheres” in yet another sold-out performance at the Anglican Church, flooding the space of the church with ethereal synths, dreamy, cinematic soundscapes and soulful vocals, garnering excellent reviews from the press and the public. Apart from their live performances as a duo, Marva Von Theo have been also performing as a Full Band since 2022, with Vangelis Tsimplakis on the drums and George Gazis on the bass, proposing a rather unique and powerful audio-visual Live Experience with generative visuals by the visual artist st.atan.

Currently, the band is working on new songs for their 3rd Studio Album.