Atlantic Records recording artists Scars on 45 will appear at the Sun Valley Brewery in Hailey on Friday, March 4, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. From Bradford, England, Scars on 45 are Danny Bemrose doing vocals and playing guitar; Aimee Driver performing vocals, David "Nova" Nowakowski on keyboards, Stuart Nichols on bass and Chris Durling on drums.
Bemrose said he never intended on being a professional musician because he was a professional soccer player for England's Huddersfield Town F.C. However, a broken foot at 21 changed his world.
"I was in limbo, without knowing what to do with myself," he said. "It wasn't the first time that fate would intervene in the band's formation."
Bemrose picked up his father's guitar and started to write songs as well as record on a four-track recorder. These early recordings eventually led to the creation of Scars on 45, a quintet that com-bines the gentle melodic intensity of the bands Snow Patrol or Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals, provided by Bemrose and Driver.
The self-produced "Give Me Something" EP is Scars on 45's first release. It serves as an introduc-tion to the band in advance of its forthcoming full-length CD. Scars on 45 took its name from an Emmylou Harris radio interview that Bemrose heard.
Other music around the valley will include Blood Shot Records recording artist Scott H. Biram, who calls himself a "dirty old one-man band" on Thursday, March 3, at Whiskey Jacques' in Ketchum. In addition, Whiskey's will have a show with valley rockers Hoodwink on Friday, March 4, and a show with Seattle's Eclectic Approach on Saturday, March 5.
In addition, Silver Dollar in Bellevue will have valley musicians Str8up performing for free on Friday, March 4, at 9 p.m.
For a complete listing of music events in the valley, see the Music, Dance and Theater section of the Calendar on Page C5.
—Sabina Dana Plasse