|Genres||Rock / Acoustic Blues / Pop|
Marijonas Mikutavičius (born 19 April 1971) is a popular Lithuanian singer, musician and songwriter, a music awards winner; a television journalist and a talk show host from Vilnius. He is known for his song Trys Milijonai. Born in Lazdijai, at the age of 9 Mikutavičius moved with the family to Vilnius where he later entered, and in 1994 graduated the Communications Department ("Faculty of Communication") of the Vilnius University as a master in journalism. While studying at the university, Mikutavičius worked for periodicals and as a Vakaro žinios (Evening News) reporter for Lithuanian television. He also played in a rock band Bovy, toured around Europe and sang in the Scandinavian countries, Germany, and Eastern Europe, and gained recognition as the best vocalist at the Liepājas dzintars (Liepaja's amber) music festival in 1995. He has been working as a screenwriter and a participant in a variety of programs, usually youth oriented, on Lithuanian National Radio and Television and on major commercial TV channels LNK and Lithuanian TV3. He has hosted Vakaras su Marijonu (An Evening with Marijonas), a talk show on LNK. He also works as a Lietuvos rytas daily (Lithuanian Morning) correspondent. Mikutavičius is the author of a number of hit songs which stand at the top of the music charts in Lithuania. As the author of the popular song Trys Milijonai, he became a Bravo 2000 music award winner (Bravo is a Lithuanian analogue of BRIT Awards voted by the music industry people); he is also a recipient of the Radiocentras music award (voted by the listeners).