THEY were due to join Viola Beach on stage for their homecoming show at the Pyramid which tragically never happened. Now The Strawberries will play at The Lounge bar in memory of Kris Leonard, Jack Dakin, River Reeves, Tom Lowe and manager Craig Tarry on Saturday. The Lounge in Springfield Street was where Viola Beach… Read More The Strawberries to play free gig at The Lounge on Saturday in Viola Beach’s memory
Viola Beach’s debut album has entered at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, as fans pay tribute to the band this week. In February this year, the four members of the Warrington band and their manager were tragically killed when their car fell from a highway bridge into a canal in Stockholm. In memory… Read More Viola Beach tops Album Chart at Number 1!
More bands are lining up to help raise funds for a permanent memorial to tragic indie band Viola Beach. The Viola Beach Memorial Fund was set up to pay for a tribute to Warrington lads Kris Leonard, 20, River Reeves, 19, Tomas Lowe, 27, and Jack Dakin, 19, and their manager Craig Tarry, 32, who… Read More Viola Beach Memorial Fund Raiser, Friars Court 3rd September
Boys That Sing – Viola Beach (Official Music Video) Read more about the Video on the Warrington Guardian website here
The families of Viola Beach have posthumously released the bands debut album, a collection of tracks recorded in their short time together today, with rave reviews across the Music Industry. Boys That Sing has been made Radio 1’s Track of the Day. Their debut single, Swings & Waterslides, entered the official singles chart at #11 after their deaths,… Read More Viola Beach album out now!
Radio X will tonight play host to an album playback, showcasing Viola Beach’s debut LP at 9pm (Thursday, July 28). The band’s posthumous LP will see full release via their own Fuller Beans Records label this Friday (July 29). The Warrington quartet tragically lost their lives, along with their manager Craig Tarry, in a car… Read More RADIO X to host Viola Beach Playback
On the final night of Glastonbury (26th June), Coldplay paid tribute to Viola beach, letting the band “Headline for one song”. Footage of the young band playing the song, ‘Boys That Sing’ was shown on video screens during the performance, in what was a risky, but poignant, moment. Manchester indie band Blossoms, who were friends… Read More Coldplay pay tribute to Viola Beach at Glastonbury
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Updated 23/5/16 This years Warrington Music Festival will pay tribute to Viola Beach and their manager, Craig Tarry. At 10:30pm, a special Viola Beach beacon will be lit, and the organisers ask that people are there to remember the five lives taken too soon. A skytracker will be used to send abeam of light into the… Read More Viola Beach Tribute at Warrington Music Festival
PSYCHEDELIC rock band Psyblings were among Viola Beach’s closest friends. Frontman Greg Dixon went to St Gregory’s RC High School with Viola Beach drummer Jack Dakin. Dan Coleman and Jordan Lythgoe, from Psyblings, were also in a band with Viola Beach frontman Kris Leonard called Attic. Tomorrow they alongside the likes of The Coral, Blossoms… Read More Psyblings on Viola Beach