Mark Gritsenko is a singer-songwriter and music producer best known as a leader of a rock band Marakesh.

Formed in 2006 and named by Billboard as “solid and manifestly eclectic sound”, the band soon appeared in the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack, reaching over 1,5 million views on YouTube. This led the band to touring all over Europe, including open air festivals and a support slot for Placebo.

Along with his band work, Mark has been successfully giving music lessons in Berlin and worldwide via Skype.



Started graduating as a vocalist at the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety Arts.


Started Marakesh.

Released debut album.


Released an EP and several music videos followed by a 9-month long tour.

Received a vocals degree.


Released a second full-length album.


Released a second EP supported with a 20 dates European tour.

Featured in the Grand Theft Auto IV video game soundtrack.

Performed as an opening act for Placebo.

Worked as a music producer for The X Factor show.

Provided music for Carling, Watsons and Shake Cocktails commercials.

Became an endorser for Shamray Guitars.


Started a side project Four Phonica.

Performed at Berliner Pilsner Music Award.

Launched an interactive project #Songblitz.

Provided music to TV shows on RTL, VOX, SAT1 in Germany.

At the moment actively touring Germany.