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Brandon Flowers

Brandon FlowersFatherMormonMusicianPerformerLead SingerThe KillersLas VegasHusbandComposerGuitaristSong WriterKeyboardistUnited KingdomHot FussUtahBorn and RaisedBrandon was born in Henderson, Nevada in 1981 and lived there until age 8 when his family moved to Utah. During his Junior year at high school in Utah he moved back to Las Vegas to pursue music.Flowers was raised in an L.D.S. (Mormon) family. Growing up he learned how to play piano and developed a love for music.Musical InfluenceSome of his influences include:OasisU2The CarsSmashing PumpkinsThe CureDuran DuranThe SmithsHis relationship with God

The Beginning 2001- Brandon is part of a band called Blush Response.During this year The band decides to move and Brandon decides to stay.2001- Brandon starts a new band called The Killers.2002- They find their final band member2004- The Killers release their first hit album Hot Fuss. Not only is it a hit in the U.S. but also in the U.K.2006- Sams Town album released2007- Sawdust compilation album2008-Day and Age2010-Solo album Flamingo2012- Battle born

RecognitionThe Killers have sold over 15 million albums world wide6th greatest frontman by XfmNominated for Best Male Artist in 2010 by Q awardsSolo album Flamingo is charted number on in the U.K. after the first week of its release2 Platinum and 1 Gold albums in the U.S. alone and 4 Platinum albums in the U.K.His solo album Flamingo went Gold in the U.K.Interview with Brandon Flowers

10 minute analysis of musicTaken from Three songs:All These Things That Ive Done (Hot Fuss album)Bones (Sams Town album)Crossfire (Flamingo album)Analysis continued on next 3 slidesAll These Things That Ive DoneStarts out very slow with keyboard and piano with soft lyrics Once the song really gets started the bass guitar takes over the beatThe lyrics of the song paint a picture of being lost and trying to make ones way back Relates to his not serving an LDS mission but telling us he still believes

BonesMore of an indie pop feel to this songTakes a little lighter tone in the bass compared to All These Things That Ive Done Brandons vocals are showcased much more in this song and you are able to here his unique voice

CrossfireThe song has a really relaxed aura to it and is soothing to listen to regardless that its considered alternative Yet again he references religion as he says we are caught in the crossfire of heaven and hell Ties meaning and personality into a song while still creating a story with hidden meaning Conclusion!Brandon Flowers is an excellent song writer and musician but he is also an amazing performer both as a band and as a solo artist. His unique voice sets him apart and makes him easily identifiable. He strives to make his music personal yet entertaining that keeps you guessing the meaning behind the words. Brandons music is easy to listen to and has quite a variety of different sounds.

References http://www.nme.com/news/the-killers/29731http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/the-killers.htmlwww.last.fm/music/The+Killers/+wikihttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/8048267/Brandon-Flowers-interview.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers

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