Over six thousand musicians raced to the finish line during the FIAT® USA Band Prix
, and after weeks of fan voting on our Facebook page
, we’re excited to reveal the winner
, PRIVET EARTH!
PRIVET EARTH was a rock project founded by Ivan Smirnov in Los Angeles in 2007. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ivan moved to the United States to pursue his dream of music. In 2013, after a great deal of struggle as a solo artist, he was joined by Megan Mullins (drums) and Mikael Oganes (keyboard), forming a fiery blitz-rock trio.
The band’s musical style, which they have coined as blitz-rock, combines elements of classical, punk and electronic genres. Together, their explosive performances and vocal styles have helped them develop a loyal following of fans.
Thanks to the FIAT USA Band Prix, PRIVET EARTH will be able spread their music to the masses, winning a VIP trip to Miami for an appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown as well as $5,000 in new gear. Check out these behind-the-scenes shots of the band in Miami on the set of VH1’s Top 20 Countdown.
We look forward to seeing what the future holds for this talented group of rockers. Don’t miss PRIVET EARTH’s appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown
tomorrow, December 14, at 9 a.m. EST.