S.A.R.S. was formed in 2006 at Belgrade, Serbia. Their sound can be described as a mix of styles from pop/rock/reggae/hip-hop to music with Serbian folk themes. S.A.R.S. is short from "Sveže amputirana ruka Satriania" or in English "Freshly amputated arm of Satriani". Their most popular song is ''Buđav lebac'' which was a big summer hit in Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian underground scene.
In 2008. S.A.R.S., Sajsi, Rekontra & Institut were chosen by Diskomer (Studio B's music show on radio), to play live at Akademija on their Pravo sa Diskomera gig.
Group received the award for musical discovery in 2008. from TV Metropolis, and won two more awards for the debut band & best single in 2008. from the Internet magazine Popboks by their online public voting polls.
However, only two months later, Popboks review of the album was heavily criticizing, calling it: "Thin layer of simpleton humor and cheaper formal experimentation, smeared over a thick piece of nothing".
S.A.R.S. released their album for PGP RTS in March 2009. Producer was Đorđe Miljenović (better known under his hip-hop alter ego Wikluh Sky) and there were many guest musicians on the record: Nemanja Kojić (Eyesburn), Aleksandar Sedlar (IQ), Nikola Demonja (Havana Whisper) etc.
At the same time with the albums release, animated video came out for the song ''Buđav lebac'', animation was done by Serbian illustrator Aleksa Gajić.
During 2009. came a change in the bands line up, also songs ''Zubarka'', ''Sindrom lidera male stranke'' & ''Đuričko'' were omitted from the future repertoire, because the band members which left the band have rights to them.
New line up of the band had it's first live debut at Belgrade's Letnji Festival which was held at SKC garden. They shared stage with Kanda Kodža I Nebojša, 357, Pero Defformero & Consecration.
On 1st August 2009. band held a promo concert for their new video ''Debeli Lad'' at SKC Living Room, price of the ticket was only 16, 5 dinars. More than 500 hundred people attended on that concert, it was quite a success for S.A.R.S.
On October 2009, the band went on their first tour, performing at various Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian cities and towns, ended with a large concert at the Belgrade Youth Center. After the tour, the band entered the studio in order to record the material for the upcoming album. In the meantime, on March 2010, the band had a well-acclaimed performance at MTV. Also, the band had recorded the soundtrack for the TV series Može i drugačije (It May Be Different), debuted on January 2010.
They released their second album "Perspektiva" (Perspective) on 1st January 2011. Album was distributed as free digital download via MTV Adria websites and it reached over 70.000 downloads in just three months.
Songs "To rade" (They do it) and "Mir i ljubav" (Peace and love) became great hits and band recorded music videos for them which gathered over million views each on YouTube. Album was nominated for regional MTV award - Best Adria Act.
The title track and long awaited song "Perspektiva" was omitted from the album, and studio version of the song was released on January 2012. along with the music video which immediately broke all viewing records and within just one year it managed to collect over 5 million views on YouTube.
In the spring of 2013, just before releasing their third album, S.A.R.S. recieved annual MTV award "MTV Double platinum award" for their video "Perspektiva" which was broadcasted over 800 times on regional MTV channel.
On 23th of March 2013 S.A.R.S. officialy released their third album called "Kuća časti" (On the house / House of honor) as digital free download on their website (sarsbend.com/download) and MTV Adria websites.
On 9th of January 2014 S.A.R.S. officialy released their third album called " Ikone pop kulture" (Pop Culture Icons) as digital free download on their website (sarsbend.com/download)
In the fall of 2013 band was nominated for MTV Best Adria Act for the second time.
On 8th of March 2015 S.A.R.S. officialy released their fifth album called "Proleće" (Spring).
Žarko Kovačević Žare - vocals (ex-MVP)
Aleksandar Luković Lukac - guitar
Boris Tasev Bora - keyboards, accordion
Nenad Đorđević - bass
Tihomir Hinić Tihi - drums (ex-Discord)
Petar Milanović - trombone, saxophone (ex-Mašta Bašta)
Sanja Lalić - back vocals
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