After four years of bringing their musical style to the Peace, including some CBC Top 10 attention to the region earlier this year, the collective members of Scarlet Sway are taking a break – and their last show as a musical unit goes tonight at the Bear’s Den.
“We’ve made the tough decision to formally announce that the band will soon be no more,” said members in a statement.
For more than four years the unit has been bringing some rock ‘n disruption to the Peace, a mix of soulful live performance, intense alt-drenched musicianship, and high-energy attraction on stage.
Hailing from a Trail, and now guardians of Mile 0; Scarlet Sway has been a five-piece live act in British Columbia since 2014. Bit-by-bit the band took shape. And once you get the two singers on board, it seems like the real thing. For years in sisters Kim Fines and Karli Harrison have been working as stereo vocalists on stage.
As to the heart of Scarlet Sway, when partners Kim and Jordan Fines met up with Matt Lee and they were off and running. Throw Parker Mossop in about a month later, and within half a year Peace region musician Aaron Marchuk, and then Dan Smart come a-calling.
In their short term, they kept red-hot for a band with day jobs. A 2018 CBC Searchlight Top 10 national finalist for their original song Room of Mirrors, they’ve shared the stage with A Simple Plan as well as Tom Cochrane, opened for Journey with a pre-show performance at the Encana Events Centre, and have found themselves both the Big Chill and Grizfest festival bills twice.
“It’s been four years of wonderful times with wonderful people but it is time for the next chapter. It is incredibly important to us that we are able to express how grateful we are for the tremendous amount of support our communities have given us.”
Despite the band itself coming to an end, you’ll still be able to see several of members playing in other projects, including Earth, Wind and Snow, and Mostly Mayer.
Show goes tonight at the Bear’s Den, 8pm.