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Brandon Richard Flowers is the American front-man, keyboardist and primary lyricist of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers and has launched out in solo performing.
He was born on June 21, 1981, in Henderson, Nevada. He has one brother, Shane, and four sisters. He is of Scottish and Lithuanian descent. He’s the son of working-class parents; his father worked for a grocery store, and his mother was a homemaker. The family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes casually called the Mormon Church, when Brandon was five years old. Though Brandon has waivered in following the dictates of the Church (mostly the health laws, or “Word of Wisdom),” he has said in his most recent interviews that his faith is becoming more and more important to him. In an interview with Jonathan Ross on May 29, 2009, Flowers stated that he both grew up and chose to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He also stated that he has not used alcohol for a very long time (in accordance with church practices).
Flowers’ family lived in Henderson until he was eight, when they moved to Nephi, Utah. The family also lived in Payson, Utah, for awhile. Flowers lived in Nephi until his junior year in Juab High School, when he moved back to Las Vegas to live with his aunt. Flowers’ brother Shane, 12 years his senior, is responsible for introducing him to a wide variety of music. Oasis and The Cure were preferred bands. The Killers are known for their originality, both in lyrics and musical style.
The Killers was formed in 2002, with Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and drummer Ronnie Vannucci. Although primarily a vocalist and keyboardist, Flowers occasionally plays piano and plays the bass guitar live in concerts for the song "For Reasons Unknown."
Flowers married his long-time girlfriend, Tana Brooke Munblowsky, in a small, private ceremony on August 2, 2005 in Hawaii. Tana converted to Mormonism shortly before the wedding. Brandon and his wife have a son, Ammon Flowers, born July 14,2007. It was announced on May 30, 2009 that he and his wife are expecting their second child.
Flowers is a golf fan and his cousin, Craig Barlow, is a professional golfer. He is also a keen soccer fan and is a supporter of English based side Everton Football Club.
Flowers won NME magazine awards in 2005 for "Best Dressed" and "Sexiest Man." He also won the award for "Most Stylish Man" at the 2008 GQ awards. In the 2008 awards the Killers won "best band in America" and "best track in America" at the NME Awards. The Killers won Best International band at the NME Awards in 2009.
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- 2010 interview with Brandon Flowers - more spiritual than ever
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