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Brandon Flowers

  • Brandon Richard Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is an American musician, best known as the frontman, vocalist, and keyboardist of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers
  • He announced his solo career on April 29, 2010 on The Killers official website
  • Flowers, the youngest of six children, was born on June 21, 1981 in Henderson, Nevada (near Las Vegas) to parents of partial Scottish and Lithuanian ancestry
  • Growing up, his mother was homemaker and his father worked for a grocery store
  • His father joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when Flowers was five years old
  • They lived in Henderson until Flowers was eight, when they moved to Nephi, Utah
  • Flowers lived in Nephi until his junior year in Juab High School, when he moved back to Las Vegas to live with his aunt
  • Brandon's brother, Shane, 12 years his senior (born July 4, 1969 and sung about in The Killers song "Sam's Town") is said to be most responsible for Flowers' musical development; he showed him Smiths videos and U2's Rattle and Hum movie
  • He states that seeing an Oasis concert, particularly their performance on Don't Look Back In Anger, made him decide to pursue a career in music
  • Flowers married his long-time girlfriend, Tana Mundkowsky, in a small, private ceremony on August 2, 2005 in Hawaii
  • Brandon and his wife have two sons, Ammon, born July 14, 2007 and Gunner, born July 28, 2009
  • Flowers' mother, Jean Flowers, died on February 11, 2010, after a two-year battle with brain cancer. She was 64
  • Flowers is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife converted to the faith shortly before their wedding
  • He has said that religion is "very important" to him

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