Scott Bomar

Scott Bomar is a Memphis based musician, Emmy Award-winning Film/TV composer and producer, songwriter and engineer of multiple Grammy winning and nominated recordings. Projects include the films Dolemite is My Name, Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, Mississippi Grind and Soul Men. Bomar produced and engineered Cyndi Lauper’s Grammy nominated album, Memphis Blues, at his Electraphonic Recording Studio and co-wrote the song, “The House Always Wins” on William Bell’s 2016 Grammy winning album, This is Where I Live. In high school he began performing with groups at Memphis area clubs and formed the group Impala. With their ‘60s instrumental sound, the group toured and released five albums. Impala’s version of the Henry Mancini theme “Experiment in Terror” is featured in George Clooney’s directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. In 2018 Impala released a new album, In the Late Hours, which was described by Rolling Stone as “…combines surf-guitar nostalgia with a minor-key, spy-movie-worthy riffage.” In 2005, Bomar composed the score for Craig Brewer’s award winning film, Hustle & Flow, for which Bomar has received much critical acclaim for his Memphis Soul meets hip hop score. Bomar returned in 2006 to collaborate with the filmmakers of Hustle & Flow as Executive Music Producer and composer of the film, Black Snake Moan. He worked with film’s stars Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci in the studio to record songs for the film which are performed on screen. He also composed the original score utilizing musicians harmonica legend, Charlie Musselwhite and Rolling Stones and Ry Cooder sideman, Jim Dickinson. Bomar is also the leader of The Bo-Keys, a Memphis Soul group featuring legendary Stax and Hi Records session players. Through three critically acclaimed albums, as well as international appearances at major festivals and clubs, the Bo-Keys have kept the spirit of classic Memphis music alive while also writing a vital new chapter for the sound and style that’s etched into the fiber of American consciousness. The Bo-Keys performed on the score for Hustle & Flow, and appear in the film Soul Men, performing on-screen with stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. They also appear on three songs Bomar produced for the film’s soundtrack, including “Soul Music” by Anthony Hamilton, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2010. The Bo-Keys can also be heard performing the song, “Kick It” in the film and soundtrack for the Paramount animated feature , Barnyard. The Bo-Keys have also had songs featured in 2013 De Niro/Stallone comedy Grudge Match. the Showtime Series, The Chi, AMC’s Dietland, the ABC TV series, Scandal and CBS TV series, Scorpion. Most recently Bomar composed the original score for the film Dolemite is My Name, starring Eddie Murphy, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and was released by Netflix in 2019. For Bomar’s Blaxploitation-era inspired, original score, he utilized original members of Isaac Hayes’ band who played on the original Shaft score and Fred Wesley, a member of James Brown’s JB’s and Parliament-Funkadelic. Other recent composing work includes Mississippi Grind, which debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Sienna Miller and an International TV ad for BMW. Bomar is also a former Trustee and President of the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).

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