Detroit’s Victorious Secrets New FreeCreditReport Band!
First they beat out a slew of local bands in spring to win the Fox Sports Detroit “April in the D” jingle jam-off, but now Detroit’s most literally commercial band, The Victorious Secrets, are on the international spotlight after winning a competition that landed them the gig as Free Credit Report’s band.
Gone is the mop-top ’90s dude and his “band” of hacks, and in are a quintet of real-deal Detroit dudes who actually play their instruments — each of them plays proficiently, a couple of them quite professionally. Featuring Bryon Rossi, Mike Mulliniks, Danny Rossy, and Manna & Quail‘s Steve Saputo, the group is fronted by Daniel Zott, a singer, guitarist and songwriter who also heads up The Great Fiction, is half of the duo Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (whom you need to hear now!) and has recorded two records under his own name.
The website conducted talent searches in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and say they used a network of music industry “influencers,” including talent bookers and promoters, to find their new band. In addition, they allowed bands throughout the country to submit their videos for consideration between May 20 and June 16 of this year, which allowed the general public to help determine a winner.
The list was narrowed down to four finalist bands, then some judges scored the groups and videos were professionally produced and posted online for America to vote. The four finalist bands were announced during the broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 13.
The Victorious Secrets were announced as the winner on August 10.
The three runners up received a $7,500 check to be divided among band members and our beloved Victorious Secrets will receive a $10,000 check, as well as a full line of Gibson instruments, including a Pearl drum kit merchandise valued at $12,000. The band will also get some free studio time with “music industry veterans” yet to be named and a chance to walk the red carpet at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.