Ivan from Privet Earth stopped by the WorldArts Stage for an exclusive acoustic performance!
Born and raised in Russia, Ivan Smirnov was heavily influenced by the American/British pop/rock scene as well as Classical and Electronic music, and started writing his own musical material in English at the age of 8. Ivan lost his mother to cancer, when he was 12. He tried to express his feelings in his own unique genre of music, which he later called ‘Blitz-Rock’. A few years ago, after traveling thousands of miles and facing many obstacles, Ivan made it to Los Angeles. “The struggle was unbelievable!” remembers Ivan, “I used to live on $5 a week at times. One day I even found myself homeless with the only thing I owned – my guitar” But he didn’t give up. His explosive performances, unique vocal style and enormous talent quickly gained this Russian wonder respect among everyone who heard his music. ‘Privet Earth’ was born!
Check out our exclusive interview with Ivan below!
Watch live acoustic performances of “Big City”, “Music”, and “The End of the Broken World” now!
Privet Earth was on the Grammy ballot for “Best Rock Song” and “Best Rock Performance”, had an appearance on Vh1’s Top 20 Countdown, a # 1 Rating in the World in Reverbnation charts with over 11 million video views, and was on Music Connection’s Top 25 Critiques List in 2015! Privet Earth has recently released the 2nd studio album “Breaking The Ice” featuring the explosive single “Forest Queen”. The new record is already getting 10/10 star rave reviews from leading indie music publications all over the world.
Be sure to stay tuned for more shows from Privet Earth, and an electric set here at the WorldArts Stage!
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