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Brandon Flowers

Biography

Brandon Bouquets was typically the most popular frontman of the brand new wave revival, which swept through America and Britain through the early 2000s. As frontman from the Killers, he helped popularize a genre that hadn’t been popular for nearly 2 decades, sketching influence from several ’80s synth pop rings — including New Purchase, Echo & the Bunnymen, as well as the Psychedelic Furs — while composing the music that comprised his band’s multi-platinum debut, Scorching Fuss. Bouquets also became a super-sized mass media character, gathering headlines for his clothes choices (which went the gamut from nicely tailored fits to bizarrely feathered make pads) and questionable, outspoken views on rival rings. Even though Killers retooled their audio with each recording, the group hardly ever subscribed to convention — and Blossoms, who released a solo profession this year 2010, seemed pleased to be probably the most unconventional of these all. Flowers was raised within the Southwest, spending his 1st eight years within the NEVADA suburbs before shifting to Utah along with his parents. He came back to NEVADA several years later on, where he completed senior high school and got a job operating like a bellhop in the Platinum Coast Resort. He started spending his leisure time playing keyboards inside a synth pop music group, although he dropped his position within the group when his bandmates all relocated to LA in 2001. Blossoms remained in NEVADA and began dealing with regional guitarist Dave Keuning, with whom he pieced collectively a new music group that relied on guitars just as much as keyboards. The Killers’ lineup was officially cemented in August 2002 using the introduction of bassist Tag Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, and their shiny debut recording — released on both edges from the Atlantic in 2004 — produced the Killers among the decade’s biggest pop rings. Making use of their open-armed accept of synthesizers, icy atmospherics, along with other trappings from the ’80s, the Killers had been placed in to the same vintage category as organizations like Franz Ferdinand as well as the Rapture. For the band’s second recording, though, the people shifted their concentrate towards the heartland rock and roll & move of Bruce Springsteen. Released in Oct 2006, Sam’s City found Brandon Blooms modeling his functionality after the Employer and Bono, as well as the record (but not as well-known as Scorching Fuss) proceeded to go platinum throughout the world. While on tour the next summer, Flowers acquired his initial kid with wife Tana Mundkowsky, whom he’d wedded 2 yrs prior. After launching a rarities compilation, Sawdust, in past due 2007, the Killers started working on another record. Day & Age group found its way to November 2008 and became another world-wide strike, with “Individual” hitting the very best Ten in a number of countries. Blooms’ second kid was created while he was on the highway to get Day & Age group, and his mom passed on in early 2010. Both encounters inspired him to help keep composing, and he made a decision to start a solo profession afterwards that year as the remaining Killers enjoyed a brief hiatus. Flamingo, his initial record of solo materials, premiered that fall. Blooms came back towards the Killers for 2012’s Fight Blessed but resumed his different solo profession in 2015 with THE REQUIRED Effect, an archive made by Ariel Rechtshaid.

Quick Facts


Full Name Brandon Flowers
Height 1.78 m
Profession American football player
Education Chaparral High School, Juab High School
Nationality American
Spouse Tana Mundkowsky
Children Ammon Flowers, Gunnar Flowers, Henry Flowers
Parents Jean Flowers, Terry Flowers
Siblings Shane Flowers, Shelly Flowers, Stephanie Flowers, Amy Flowers, April Flowers
Awards NME Award for Hottest Man, NME Award for Best Dressed
Music Groups The Killers
Music Songs Only the Young, I Can Change, Can't Deny My Love, Crossfire, Still Want You, Lonely Town, Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts, Between Me and You, Hard Enough, The Way It's Always Been, Untangled Love, Never Get You Right, The Clock Was Tickin', Diggin' Up the Heart, Swallow It, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Was It Something I Said?, Right Behind You, I Came Here to Get Over You, Playing With Fire, Dreams Come True, Handle With Care, Btwn me 'n u, On The Floor, The Desired Effect, Jacksonville, Got My Mind Set on You, Magdalena, When You Were Young
Albums Don't Waste Your Wishes, The Desired Effect, Flamingo, Hot Fuss, We Are Replicants
Nominations NME Award for Best Music Video, NME Award for Worst Dressed
Movies SHADOW PLAY: THE MAKING OF ANTON CORBIJN, The Killers: Leaving Las Vegas, The Killers: Thin White Dukes


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#Fact
1 Announced that the Killers have begun recording demos for their third studio album, the follow-up to 2006's 'Sam's Town'. According to Brandon, the new album will return to the Killers' roots, reintroducing the sound and style for which their first album 'Hot Fuss' made them famous. [April 2008]
2 As of yet, he and his band are still on their Sam's Town tour. [June 2007]
3 Currently in London with fellow band members, wrapping up their second album. [June 2006]
4 New solo album 'Flamingo' announced to be coming soon. [April 2010]
5 Touring across the United States to promote "Sam's Town", their new album due for release on October 13. [September 2006]
6 The new Killers album, Battle Born, was released. Their world tour was also announced, to be starting on October in Glasgow and including show dates in all the continents for the rest of the year and 2013. [September 2012]
7 At work writing songs for the next Killers album, with plans to begin recording by the end of the year. [October 2011]
8 Currently lives in the suburbs of Las Vegas. [April 2006]
9 On-stage wardrobe often reflects the overall motif of the band's current album/tour (Western formal for Sam's Town, feather jacket and bolo tie for Day & Age, short sleeves and leather jacket for Battle Born, etc.).
10 Third son, Henry, was born on March 9, 2011 with wife Tana.
11 Has been offered several film roles over the years, all of which he's declined because he prefers to stay focused on music.
12 Second son, Gunner Flowers, was born the week of August 3, 2009, joining older brother, Ammon Richard Flowers (2yrs). Brandon said they chose that unique name because it is a tough name. "I had to have something that combats against the Flowers.".
13 Revealed in an interview that, when he was little, he had a phobia of men with beards.
14 The lyric in the song 'Human' (Are we Human/or are we Dancer?) is a nod to a disparaging quote by Hunter S. Thompson that claimed America is raising "a generation of dancers".
15 The song 'Goodnight, Travel Well' (set to be the closing track on the forthcoming album, 'Day & Age') is a tribute to Brandon's mother, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and Dave Keuning's mother, who recently passed away.
16 Quit smoking on November 22, 2006 but started again in 2008.
17 Because his fellow band members stand over 6 feet and he does not, Brandon is often thought to be much shorter than he actually is. In reality, the Killers can be readily described as one of the tallest modern bands; Brandon is still quite tall by average standards at 5' 11", followed by drummer Ronnie Vannucci at 6' 0.5", guitarist Dave Keuning at 6' 2.5", and bassist Mark Stoermer at a towering 6' 5".
18 Is good friends with Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance. Both bands toured Australia's Big Day Out 2007 festival and the two stay in touch via e-mail.
19 Taught himself keyboards, despite having piano lessons as a child.
20 Discovered he could sing when Blush Response, his previous band, was having trouble settling on a competent vocalist. The group decided to have Brandon try and was surprised to find he was actually quite talented.
21 One of his favorite songs is 'Crystal' by New Order, the music video of which was the inspiration for the Killers' name. Much to his excitement, he was invited to perform a duet of the song with New Order on stage in 2005.
22 He and his wife welcomed their first child, son Ammon Richard Flowers, on July 14 (2007).
23 Was suffering from acute bronchitis in early December of 2006, yet still took the stage for the K.R.O.Q. Almost Acoustic Christmas party in Los Angeles.
24 In 2001, he was a member of a keyboard band called Blush Response, but was kicked out after refusing to move to Los Angeles with them. Shortly thereafter, he met Dave Keuning for the first time.
25 The song 'Uncle Jonny' tells the true story of Brandon's uncle battling and overcoming a cocaine addiction.
26 Attended Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, as did fellow band member Mark Stoermer.
27 His favorite actor is James Spader.
28 Is a very skilled pianist and performed 'When You Were Young' and 'Sam's Town' on a baby grand piano during a 2006 recording session at Abbey Road. This version of 'Sam's Town' is included on the Sawdust album.
29 The music video for 'Read My Mind' features a scene in which a caterpillar-like creature discovers the Killers bunked in tiny sleeping quarters. While filming this particular segment, Brandon and Dave were really asleep.
30 His first car was stolen, along with the golf equipment he kept in it.
31 Until January of 2006, he was still driving an old Hyundai with a broken window.
32 Cousin of professional golfer Craig Barlow.
33 Favorite song on Sam's Town is 'Read My Mind'.
34 Wrote the song 'My List' for his wife, Tana.
35 When growing up, his favorite movie was 'E.T.'.
36 Has been weary of flying ever since December of 2003, when a plane flying the Killers to the United Kingdom hit an air pocket and started free-falling.
37 Despite his standing position as the Killers' front man, he can also play some guitar and even provides additional bass in the song 'For Reasons Unknown'.
38 Not to be confused with Brandon Lavar Flowers, a defensive back at Virginia Tech (2006).
39 Regards the Strokes as his favorite band of all time.
40 Presented (along with the rest of the Killers) by rock legend Axel Rose at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
41 His favorite classical musician is the composer Bach.
42 Is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan.
43 Was once locked out of the band's tour car by band mate Dave Keuning.
44 Was accidentally splashed with beer during a concert in Scotland, soaking his keyboard and causing it to fail.
45 Favorite musicians: The Smiths, Duran Duran, Morissey, U2, and Oasis.
46 He wanted to move to England when he was younger. London is also one of his favorite cities, along with his hometown of Las Vegas.
47 The song "Mr. Brightside" is about his former girlfriend who was cheating him.
48 Often has problems with his tonsils.
49 Dropped out of college.
50 Voted for Ralph Nader in 2004.
51 According to himself, the worst thing he has ever done was stealing wine coolers at the age of 11.
52 Wanted to be a professional golfer at one point.
53 Performed a duet of 'In A Little While' with U2 after Bono's voice began to give out at a concert in Las Vegas.
54 He has English, German, French, Dutch, Scottish, and Lithuanian ancestry.
55 Born in Las Vegas and raised in Nephi, Utah. Returned to Las Vegas when he was 16, where he lived with his aunt.
56 His only brother, Shane, is 12 years older than him.
57 Youngest child of a family from Las Vegas. Curiously, he is also the youngest member of the Killers.
58 Stated in an interview that their song 'Where Is She?' is dedicated to a thirteen- year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered. Interestingly enough, she had attended one of their concerts in Scotland.
59 Favorite song on the Hot Fuss album is 'Jenny Was a Friend of Mine'.
60 Favorite movies are 'Moulin Rouge', 'Forrest Gump' and 'Napoleon Dynamite'.
61 Has four sisters: Stephanie, Shelly, Amy, and April, and one brother: Shane. His mother's name is Jean and his father's is Terry.
62 Married longtime girlfriend Tana Munblowsky on a beach in Hawaii.
63 Worked as a bellhop for the Gold Coast Hotel and the Cesar's Palace Hotel before forming his band with friend David Keuning.
64 Contrary to popular belief, Flowers is indeed his actual last name.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Karaoke Revolution 2009 Video Game "Human"
Live from Abbey Road 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Melrose Place 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
90210 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 2008 Video Game writer: "Mr. Brightside"
Saturday Night Live 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 2008 writer: "For Reasons Unknown" - as Flowers
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 Documentary writer: "All These Things That I've Done"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "When You Were Young"
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game writer: "When You Were Young"
Australian Idol 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spider-Man 3 2007 writer: "Move Away"
Friday Night Lights 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: "When You Were Young"
Rocky Balboa 2006 writer: "Somebody Told Me"
The Holiday 2006 writer: "Mr. Brightside" 2003
Southland Tales 2006 writer: "All These Things That I've Done"
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: "Somebody Told Me"
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary writer: "All These Things That I've Done"
The Matador 2005 writer: "All These Things I've Done"
The Voice 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Quantico TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2015
Ballers 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: Back to Skull 2015 Video writer: "All These Things That I've Done"
Rugby League World Cup 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
About Time 2013/I writer: "Mr. Brightside"
The Bright Side 2013 Short lyrics: "Crossfire", "Mr. Brightside" / music: "Crossfire", "Mr. Brightside"
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
La marató 2012 2012 TV Movie writer: "Som humans"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Mai caminaràs sol 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: "Som humans"
Voice - Danmarks største stemme 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gent de paraula 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
De wereld draait door 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 writer: "A White Demon Love Song"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Killers: Dirt Sledding 2015 Video short
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire 2010 Video short Brandon Flowers
The Killers: Bones 2006 Video short
The Killers: All These Things That I've Done, Version 2 2005 Video short Cowboy

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brandon Flowers: Crossfire 2010 Video short original music by
Brandon Flowers: Only the Young 2010 Video short

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zenith 2010 sound designer - as B.Flow

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Control 2007 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe 2016 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison 2016 Himself
Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert 2015 TV Movie Himself - Musician
The Royal Variety Performance 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself
Strictly Come Dancing 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Official Johnny Cash Project 2014 Short Himself
Live from the Artists Den 2013 TV Series Vocals, Keyboards
London Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Himself - The Killers
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself
Live from Abbey Road 2009-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Lead Vocals / Piano
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
A Kick in the Head: The Lure of Las Vegas 2010 TV Movie Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010 TV Series Himself
Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn 2009 Documentary
The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall 2009 Video Himself
No disparen al pianista 2009 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself - Performer
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself - The Killers (uncredited)
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - The Killers
The Killers: When You Were Young 2006 Video short Himself
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live 8: Twenty Years Ago Today 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Killers: All These Things That I've Done, Version 1 2005 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2005-2007 TV Series Himself - The Killers

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#Quote
1 People are there to hear songs that they've already grown attached to from the past, and we don't want to withhold those from people, so we've just got to try to find a nice balance. And we're working that out. It always baffles me when bands withhold those songs. But we're proud of them. We're thankful that people are there. Give 'em what they want.
2 [as frontman for The Killers] In the beginning I was thin-skinned - green, with tender feet - and had no idea what I was getting myself into. But we have lot of shows under our belt now and hopefully these experiences have made me a better writer and a better person.
3 I'm looking forward to getting older. I look at people like Peter Gabriel and Sting and even Tom Petty, Don Henley. People that didn't lose it. I'm hopefully going to join that club.
4 My favourite Cars song is Heartbeat City. I haven't met them. I heard early on that Ric Ocasek didn't like us. I've met just about every one of my other musical heroes, such as Bono and Elton John. I was surprised when Bernard Sumner from New Order said he liked us.
5 Crossfire's done very well. I knew it was a great song but I didn't know it would be so big. Critics maybe come to the album having written a review before they heard it but it's a great record and there's a reason I'm here. We've had awful reviews in the past and it hasn't hurt us so I don't know why I care.
6 Concerning the constant misinterpretation of the lyrics to 'Human' -- That sucks a bit. I don't like 'Are we denser?' as an alternative. I really care what people think, but they don't seem to understand [the song]. They think it's nonsense, but I was aching over those lyrics for a very long time to get them right.
7 People are coming together, as a family, because our brothers and sisters in Africa need our help, so let's change their worlds. - Live 8 (2005).
8 Well, we are under the universal umbrella, as they say. - When asked if he was surprised by the Killers' worldwide popularity.
9 I'm allowed to think that it [Sam's Town] is the best album in twenty years, but I'll have my opinion and other people are going to have theirs.
10 Move to America! (answering a Canadian fan's question how to "survive" high school)
11 Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, I would love to rent the "World of Coca Cola Museum".
12 I am a self-confessed cocaholic.
13 I think we are the cleanest band in the world, and we are also the busiest. I think these two things go together.
14 "You don't have to be a poet to say something profound." (When asked what his favorite quote was)
15 "When you look at America and see a big hamburger, or whatever it is that you see, they definitely took a bite out of it." (Referring to the Pet Shop Boys)
16 We want to be important and to last.
17 I've always had this thing about it not really mattering where you're from, because there's always been this big cloud over America saying you have to live in LA or you have to live in New York to make it. I always knew it didn't matter as long as you had the songs.
18 I have never done illegal drugs in my whole life. Not even a drag of a joint.
19 "America is still getting used to the word "gay," and when you've got a band that's seen as this gay thing, instantly there's going to be a wall that's going to get put up." (On the controversy surrounding the Pet Shop Boys)
20 When I was younger I was chubby. It gave me a terrible sense of self-image, and I guess I carry that around with me still.
21 I guarantee I am better than anyone who does drugs.
22 Controversy is never a bad thing.
23 It is hard to stay normal in Vegas.

#Trademark
1 Frequently jumps up and sings atop the stage speakers during live shows
2 Expressive hand and body movements
3 Often wears slick, stylish, and sometimes abstract formalwear during concerts.

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