Meritas is a Croatian band. Meri Jaman and Anita Valo - gives rise to the name of Meritas. The pair grew up in Germany, and after moving to Croatia in 1996 they formed the band which by now has recorded four albums, earned and won nominations for various music awards, and become one of the most-played performers on Croatian radio. Their first album "Jump, Dance, Scream!" (Dallas Records, 1997) brought optimistic, power-pop songs on to the Croatian music scene, and their next work "Game" (Dallas Records, 2000) set new production standards in music. After their first album came out in 1998, members of the group Meritas were nominated in several categories for the "Black Cat" award, including best female vocals, and best new artist. The same year, they performed in the Pula Arena, as the opening act for Vanessa Mae. Three years later, their album "Game", was nominated for a "Black Cat" in the Production of the Year category. Success kept coming, and their song "Suddenly You" (2005) won a national music award, a "Porin" in the vocal collaboration category for their work with Massimo Savic. They performed the song at Dora, the Croatian competition for Eurosong, in 2004. Meritas write the music to their songs, and they surround themselves with a team that combines to keep them at a high standard of sound and appearance. Their music producer is Dejan Oreskovic, and lyrics are contributed by Ines Prajo and Arjana Kunstek. Performing and presenting their songs live, Anita and Meri arrange the songs in a semi-acoustic style. The band is formed by Dejan Oreskovic (bass guitar), Tin Ostres (drums) and Zdeslav Klaric (electric piano). Besides performing their own works, Meritas along with Jelena Radan come together to perform a special tribute program called "When Tomorrow Comes", singing the songs which musically influenced them. For their 10 year anniversary in 2007, Meritas marked the event with a concert in Tvornica, combined with a unique art exhibition called "Transformed into Sound". The paintings were done by art students who each used a different song from Meritas to inspire their work. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.