Dienstag, November 29, 2011

Hector Faune talks about Vanilla Ninja

Some time ago, we asked the manager of the most successful and popular girl rock band of the baltic side, Vanilla Ninja, for a statement on the band on the whole and the three girls in detail.

Read below what Hector Faune told us about...

Vanilla Ninja is a very special mixture of personalities, talent and beauty. It´s very hard to find such a mixture in an artist nowadays, it´s even harder to find 3 talented girls that makes some good rock music. I was always positive thinking that Vanilla Ninja can rock out this world, they have all what´s needed to go very very far...

Lenna is as sweet as a candy. She haves an artistic soul, always wanting to make things perfect. She also wants to feed all the homeless puppies she find, she laughs hard and smile with her eyes. The expression of childness in her face when you see her happy says it all.
Defining Lenna in a sentence: Lenna´s a pure artist!


Piret is a very down to earth and very very intelligent lady. She speaks very fluent and politely on interviews, she´s obviously VN´s spoking side and she does it more than perfect!
She haves the ability to captivate all photographers & cameramen attention with the deepness of her blue eyes. It´s something I hardly saw with other artists.
Defining Piret in a sentence: She´s both beauty & intelligence.

Katrin is very special, she takes care of Lenna & Piret (VN) in every sense, she is a mind organizer, dress extremely well, her accessories speaks a little of how sophisticated and delicate Katrin is. She laughs hard, and she also laughs with her eyes. She writes it all, she´s always carrying VN ice cream & she knows we like the Vanilla flavour ;);)
Defining Katrin in a sentence: Katrin is a fashionista!

Huge thanks to Hector for dedicating some time for Club Vanilla Ninja and the whole Vanilla Ninja fans. :) 

Samstag, November 26, 2011

New Dates with Lenna

New dates with the Vanilla Ninja girl Lenna have been announced!

On Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 19.00 pm (GTM+2)  she will perform at the Rocca Al Mare school in Tallinn (Street: Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 8).
You should better hurry up to get tickets because the number is limited to 350.
Students and staff of the school pay 8€,
The ones who only want to see Lenna pay 12€
and the ones who want to see the whole concert pay 20€.
You can get them at the secretary's office.

On Sunday, December 4th 2011 you'll be able to see her on TV together with many other Estonian artists when the Estonian television ETV will transmit the show Minul On [Engl.: I have] on 18.25 pm (GTM+2)

Source: VN Portaal

Freitag, November 25, 2011

Autograph Hour with Lenna!

Did you miss autograph hours with the Vanilla Ninja girl Lenna?
Next week on Saturday December 3, 2011 from 13.00 pm to 15.00 pm (GTM+2) you can be close to her, when she has an autograph hour in front of the accessoiry shop, EXPRESSIONS, which is her official supporter and which she is the current model of, in the Kristiine Center in Tallinn.

Source:  Expressions

Dienstag, November 22, 2011

Kui Vari Kaob, Siis Valgus Jääb - Tallinn

On Saturday, November 19, 2011 Lenna Kuurmaa's and Märt Avandi's tour Kui Vari Kaob, Siis Valgus Jääb took place in Tallinn in the church at the Vabaduseväljak [Engl.: Place of Freedom].
Ramon and Jessi from Club Vanilla Ninja were life on place and took photos for us.
Enjoy them below and biggest thanks for the photos! :)
The comment on the concert? - Superhea! ;)

Samstag, November 19, 2011

No 'Tantsud Tähtedega' for Lenna!

Recently the Vanilla Ninja singer, Lenna Kuurmaa, explained to Publik why she would never take part in the Estonian version of Let's Dance, Tantsud Tähtedega [Engl.: Daning with the Stars].

Let's simply say, the most honest answer is that dancing is not my topic, realizes Lenna, who has been invited to take part in one of the most popular TV shows in Estonia.

In that way Lenna differs from her band-mates, Piret, who has already taken part in 2008 with the famous Estonian dancing teacher, Mairold Millert and likes to participate as member of audience, and Katrin, who loves and learned dancing when she was little and likes to participate as well as member of audience.

 Lenna is indeed one of those readers who answered to Publik's poll that she would see the Estonian politician and former ministre-president, Edgar Savisaar, and the R2 chief editor, Heidy Purga, at the next run.

She also explains that dancing-shows don't fit in her prefered TV shows.

Finally she says: You know, I have so many other hobbies and activities, for which I would not even with the best will in the world have time to dedicate to all of them fully. This project is still very strained.

Source: Publik

Montag, November 14, 2011

Dear Ninja Fans...


Since Vanilla Ninja stopped working as a band betweeen 2009 they've lost some fans and some others speculated if Vanilla Ninja will have any plans for their ten-year-anniversary next year in 2012. A new song? Performances? Or will we get to hear nothing from the band?

The Estonian VN-page Ninja portaal which is strongly supported by Piret, Lenna and Katrin confirmed today that the band has special surprises for us and they need OUR help!

They ask their fans to: Shoot an 1-2 minute video where they answe to the questions:

Send the video to vnp@popstar.com!

The deadline has been published today it's JANUARY 31, 2012! If you have any questions according to the project you can ask under the same e-mail address.
Every video will be sent to the Ninja-girls, you will be confirmed to that. Sadly not every video will be in the film only the most emotional and best stories. They want to use them for their show.

Good luck to everyone! We all hope that many of you will participate!

Source: VN Portaal

Maarja's New Activity

Just like her ex-mates, the former Vanilla Ninja singer and bass-guitarist, Maarja Meriste-Kivi, who is now better known as the solomusician Marya Roxx, has found herself an activity she loves to do apart from being a musician.

Since autumn she has been teaching music voluntary at an Estonian school in her (more or less) new home, Los Angeles, where she has lived for years with her husband, the music manager, Renee Meriste, and their mutual sever-year-old daughter, Dora-Liisa.

The ex-Vanilla Ninja solist tells: In signing lesson we have with everybody together, younger and older, boys and girls up to year 14, alltogether 20 people!

She goes on telling: The Los Angeles Estonian school takes place twice a month and my daughter Dora-Liisa goes there for the second year. The local training program is organized by local Estonian volunteers, and they invite me to help them!

Maybe Dora-Liisa is also dreaming of a music career like her mother.

Many many thanks to Kunnar K. and Diana A. for helping with the translation :)

Source: Publik [Shortened version from the Õhtuleht article]

Sonntag, November 13, 2011


A few days ago we informed you that the ex-Vanilla Ninja girl, Maarja released the new song Tie Your Mother Down.
The best (Estonian) Radio Mania played it firstly on Friday, November 11, 2011. If you missed to listen to it, it is now availiable on iTunes, Amazon (where you can also listen to the sample), CD-Baby, etc... .

Thanks to Maarja for the great news! :)

Donnerstag, November 10, 2011


The ex-Vanilla Ninja, Maarja Kivi, now better known as Marya Roxx, recorded one more new song!
After the beautiful ballade Blinded, which was released in September, the song Tie Your Mother Down comes out two almost two months ago. It will be to listen to on the best (Estonian) Rock Radio Mania tomorrow on November 11, 2011 around 14.30-15.00 pm (GTM+2).
The song is written by Maarja's guitarist's (Paul Crook) good friend Brian May. Especially Queen fans, like Maarja is one, will love it, because it is a Queen cover!

Maarja and us hope that you will love the song and aperciate her effort! :)

Many thanks to her for the news!

Like Radio Mania on Facebook!

Montag, November 07, 2011

TV Series For Kati

The Vanilla Ninja girl Katrin Siska, who is now busy as principal of the biggest Cultural Centre of Tallinn, Lindakivi, and who has already collected many experiences on TV as host, for example, said that she would like to play in popular and interesting TV series.
Action has to be included! That's what I like, she said to the women's magazine Naisteleht.

The three most popular series are Õnne13 (Engl.: Aleatory13), Kelgukoerad (Engl.: Sledge Dogs) and Pilvede All (Engl.: Above The Clouds): I would like to play in one of those. But I would only take roles, which is right for me and which I like, where my personality can be reflected, she explains.

Source: Ninja Portaal

Lenna & Märt

Lately the Vanilla Ninja girl Lenna is a popular guest at the Estonian talkshow Terevisioon. After she has been there with her new guitarist Mihkel Raud, she was to see there last week on November 3rd, 2011 accompanied by Märt Avandi, with whom she is already on tour.

They talked about their tour after they performed their mutual song Tule Kui Leebe Tul (Engl.: Come Like A Gentle Wind)

Watch their performance below:

BELATED NEWS: Sorrow for Agris Hutrof

Hardly returned from her adventure at the southern state Afghanistan, Lenna was absent at a sad ceremony, the funeral of an Estonian corporal Agris Hutrof (1986-2011), on October 22nd, 2011.
He was killed on a firefight with militants during a NATO operation on October 15, 2011.

The decision to fight with a gun always requires courage, bravery and an absolute obedience of orders. Corporal Agris Hutrof understood it fully, General Laaneots said about the lost soldier and adds: He was a model soldier and a comrade always ready to help his fellows. 

Also the Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves said a few words in honour for such an important man. The beginning of his speach was: Corporal Agris Hutrof fell for Estonia. Estonia takes care of the world’s safety. Estonia wants to believe in us, her citizens, and wants us to be ready to come to rescue her, when the proper day arrives. The Corporal Hutrof fought for his and our country’s security, in the widest meaning of that term. He fought so each one of us could live peacefully without the fear of past horrors’ repetition.

Lenna was invited to sing at the funeral, she sang the famous Estonian song Tõuse Üles Ja Läheme Ära (Engl.: Rise And Let’s Leave) we can see that the Vanilla Ninja girl was really worn out as Hutrof was a part of ESTCOY12 unit quartering in Wahid, which was visited by her before the tragedy happened.
Watch the video on Reporter's page and photos on Ninja Diary's gallery

Source:  VN Portaal

Freitag, November 04, 2011


In summer we have asked the famous, young Estonian painter Juhan Juku Rodrik who has painted many pictures of and for the Ninja Girls Katrin, Piret and Lenna why he likes to paint Katrin, who he has painted the most.

Read his anwer below:

Katrin inspires me! The most! More than anything else! [...]
Why she does inspire?
I don't know, she looks spellbound like no one else I've ever done.
I experience her pictures to be "alive". They change!

I see her photo and it's never the same. So I paint according to that.
And I can spend months or years to do her pic.

We thank Mr. Rodrik for this statement. If you want him to paint you any (Ninja)-pictures ask him: he will paint it and keep it for you until you come and buy it.

Check him out on Facebook or his fan-page.

Donnerstag, November 03, 2011

IMPORTANT MEMORY: Interview with Maarja!

On Monday the 11th October 2010 Marya performed at the indoor market (Markthalle) in the northern German capital, Hamburg.

Club Vanilla Ninja was on location and had the chance to make a fan-interview, you all had the chance to join, with her.

Thanks to everyone who took part!

Read the interview below:

Club Vanilla Ninja: Can you imagine to join Vanilla Ninja again?
Marya Roxx: Well that's a difficult question, I don't know actually, they are all busy with their own projects and I'm deepened into my music, we have different music styles and I think I would keep on my own. But it's possible to record a song together.

CVN: How do you see VN at the moment and what do you think about them?
MR: I didn't have a lot of time to look what they're up to at the moment but I like their music. They're doing good jobs. I wish them all the best with that.

CVN: Did you watch Lenna's Film 'Kuhu Põgenevad Hinged'?
MR: Oh yes I really loved her style there. It was a great movie smile.gif

CVN: Can you imagine to release and sing songs in Estonian?
MR: Sure! If I get such an offer I will of course agree!

CVN: How old have you been when you wrote your first song?
MR: I was like three years old. My mum played chords on the piano and I picked up the words and made a song of them.

CVN: What do you think about Triinu Kivilaan? Have you ever met her?
MR: I have never met her, but I know she's making now her own music, right? I think she's a cool girl smile.gif

CVN: Why don't you like to be called Maarja?
MR: I don't have problems with that name but you know I'm now living in Los Angeles and there it would be pronounced like Maarja [English j] so Marya is easier that's why I took that type.

CVN: Do you plan to have more children?
MR: Definitely! Dora-Liisa is now six years old she likes to play with friends but she also wants to have siblings!

CVN: Would you like to represent Estonia or another country in the Eurovision Song Contest once again?
MR: As far as I've already taken part two times and already made the experiance I think that no, I won't.

CVN: Where from do you take the ideas from your top songs?
MR: Well 'Nothing Going On' is a cover, I think you don't know the original version, do you? I try to take unknown covers 'Time To Run' is also one of them, but for '21?!' for example I just write what's on my mind. I do it with all the songs I write, telling about experiances of my life...

CVN: Is it stressful for you being mother, wife and famous at once?
MR: As far as we have my parents and my husband's parents at home in L.A. it's not. They're taking good care of Dora-Liisa and we also have our friends who help us smile.gif If I took her with me she would just be bored and had to wait for me all the time. She has all her friends in L.A. so I better leave her at home. But you know Skype? During the tours I always skype with her so we stay in conhtact biggrin.gif

CVN: Is there something in your life you regret and what you would like to change?
MR: No! I am happy with my life it made me who I am now and I could collect all the experiance I have now, so no smile.gif

CVN: Is there a country you alwas wanted to visit (i.e. for giving a concert) but never could for some reason?
MR: I always wanted to visit Australia a lot, because they are also much into rock there and I think it would be great to give a concert there!

CVN: What do you like best about Germany? smile.gif
MR [Laughs and smiles]: When I come to Germany it's as if I'd return home, you know, it's like a home far away from home and I always like being here, because I also lived here some time and also speak the language a little bit.

CVN: Do you watch the Eesti Laul or the ESC?
MR: I didn't have the time to watch them but I check out the songs on the internet. I haven't checked out the songs from this year yet but I know Piret and Lenna took part, and last year as well Piret as some kind of guitarist.

CVN: How often do you travel to Estonia and how often do you meet your ex-band-mates?
MR: I can't be very often in Estonia because of my work but always if I'm there we're going out on a drink or meet on parties.

CVN: What do you miss most about the time with VN?
MR: I miss everything it was great with them.

Best thanks you for the interview Marya! And as well for the support! YOU ROCK biggrin.gif

Mittwoch, November 02, 2011

Congratulations, Triinu!

The former Vanilla Ninja bass-guitarist and singer, Triinu, who lives in Pratteln; German Swityerland with her husband, has played lotto and won 10.000 SFR (8.227,15 €).
We say, congratulations!

After having released the soloalbum Now And Forver and the three singles, Fallen, Home and Is It Me Triinu now works at a shoefirm. She says that she is very happy at the moment.

Source: Suurprobleem


We currently informed you that the Vanilla Ninja girl, Lenna, who has been very successful as solo singer since 2009, is working on a new album.
We have already got to know the opening song of her secound album Õnnelaul and today she released the secound song which will soon include a music video from which you can enjoy the pictures on the Estonian producer, Mikk Rand's Facebook page!

Click here to listen to it! Written by Vaiko Eplik (main writer of Lenna's debut album)

We hope zou love Lenna's new song as much as we do! :)