A car accident resulted with the formation of the band Direc-t in 1997. The godfather of the band's name Direc-t (post in Turkish) was a post that they crashed into. The members of the band at that time decided to stick with the name Direc-t as it was appealing to the band's members Alex Tintaru joined the band in 2000 as the bassist. Direc-t won its first music award in 2001 at the Roxy Music Awards. Read more about Direc-t on Last.fm.