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Slough, London, United Kingdom (2010 – 2012)

Viva Brother were a rock band which formed in Slough, United Kingdom in 2010 and consisted of Lee Newell, Sam Jackson and Frank Colluci. Went through several names, including Kill The Arcade and Wolf Am I until settling on Brother in late 2010. In June 2011, the band changed their name to Viva Brother after legal action was taken by another band called Brother. They released their debut album “Famous First Words” on August 1, 2011.

Viva Brother were an English pop-rock band from Slough. Previously known as Brother, they were signed to major global record label Geffen Records in October 2010 and to EMI Publishing in November 2010. Their debut album, Famous First Words, was released on August 1, 2011. The album’s first single “Darling Buds of May” received some airplay on alternative rock radio stations in United States.

The band was reported to have split on April1, 2012, and it was confirmed the following day.


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  • MarstonD

    Клипец у них хороший на Darling Buds Of May

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • disang

    I miss this band so much T__T

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Oates_Moustache

    A rare example of an obscure band who fucking deserved their obscurity.

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • CJ155

    I really miss this band :(

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • allsosimpl3

    they broke up.?

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • electrobaboon

    This band makes me sad.

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • rod_gallagher

    Viva Brother now is LoveLife LVLF

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • riotstars

    I love Viva Brother

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • omgcheese69

    overrated shit

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • SLlewellyn123

    One of my favourite début albums of 2011 - shame there won't be a follow-up to it. Honestly though, Viva Brother were incredible live - won't be forgetting their Reading and Leeds set any time soon - turned my nose up at Muse to see them; and it was worth it. 'Still Here' #nowplaying.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • veridas

    they did make some bloody good music tbh... shame they had to be tossers about it

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • McStarleague

    lol their goodbye song only got 65 plays. number 12 on their own charts.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • EvaEvsEva

    I miss them. :(

    6 Apr 2012 Reply

    “We’re already polarising opinion massively. People might think we’re arrogant, but it’s just belief. We know how amazing we are. And soon everyone else will.” hahaha. double lol at them for comparing themselves with the smiths. bye bye lad rockers. you go the same way as the metros. good riddance.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ilurvthekillers

    I'm actually sad they split up people can be such music snobs on here

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • x_modern_way_x

    It is true. Their last song was posted on Twitter yesterday :)

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • oliver55

    just changed 'Viva Brother are an English pop-rock band' to 'were' and it felt good.

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Alejnu

    Really hope the thing about them splitting up was true. [2]

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
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    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • danielforster

    Really hope the thing about them splitting up was true.

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
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