Roma Zver – Russian singer
Roma Zver (Roma Beast) is a Russian singer, soloist and founder of the band Zveri (Beasts), fashion designer, TV presenter.
The singer’s real name is Roman Bilyk. He was born on December 7, 1977 in Taganrog, Russia. Roma grew up without a father. He spent hours playing the guitar, writing songs and singing with his youth band Asymmetry.
Roman graduated from the Don Interregional College of Construction and Economy.
In 2000 he arrived in Moscow. The boy came to conquer the capital with no money in his pockets. He worked in construction, and spent the night on the 12th floor of a building under construction. Once he could not stand such a life, he hid himself in the basement and took a lot of medication. Fortunately, he was found by homeless men, who called an ambulance. Later Roma worked as a security guard at a nightclub, met the right people who helped him to record the first song.
In autumn 2000, Roma met producer Alexander Voitinsky. And in 2001 the band Zveri was founded. Roma is an author and singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, and, of course, the founder of the team.
Live sound is an integral part of the band’s concert.
In February 2002, the first music video for the song For You became a hit on MTV. And in summer 2002 the band signed a contract with the record company CD Land Records.
In February 2003 the world saw their debut album entitled Hunger.
A year later, in 2004, Zveri became the main youth group of the country. In autumn 2004, they collected a lot of awards at the MTV Russia Music Awards, including Best Artist, Best Group and Best Video.
Then, in spring 2007, Zveri was included in the list of the richest Russian stars, according to Forbes magazine.
The band Zveri received the Best Rock Group award 12 times.
Moreover, Roman produced a line of clothing under the brand 3veri. The presentation took place in Moscow on April 7, 2010.
Besides, in 2011, he was a TV presenter of the program The Game on NTV.
You know, Roman is the author of the book Rain-guns, in which he told about his life before coming to Moscow.
In the TV series Short Course of a Happy Life directed by Valeria Gai Germanika, Roman starred along with Svetlana Khodchenkova, Ksenia Gromova, Alisa Khazanova.
The next studio album No Fear was released in 2016. The sound producer of the album was Jerry Boys, curator of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
In 2017 the solo concerts of the group took place in New York and Los Angeles.
The book, which became a logical continuation of the autobiography that appeared in 2006, The Sun for Us was published in 2017.
In 2004 Roman married Marina Koroleva, who previously worked as a model in Vienna, Tokyo, Paris and St. Petersburg. They have a daughter named Olga, who was born in 2008. Their second daughter was born in 2015.
Roma enjoys fishing, loves Italian food and Italian wine. He hates onion as well as electronic music. Also Roman is keen on photography, collects edged weapons, dreams of building a house, likes to have a rest on the sea.
His official site