The four members of Warrington indie four piece Viola Beach have been killed in a car crash in Sweden, along with their manager. The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning, when the band – Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin along with manager Craig Tarry were travelling back from Swedish Festival Where is Music? when their car plunged more that 80feet from a bridge into a canal.
They were due to play in Guildford at the Boiler Room on Saturday supporting Blossoms. The band had released their debut single ‘Swings and Waterslides’ last year, and were due to appear at SXSW this year.
Tributes have been pouring in for the band, and we would like to join in passing our sincere condolences on to the friends and family of the band and Mr Tarry
Such unfathomable news about Viola Beach – a hugely talented young band at the start of their career. My heart goes out to their families.
— Annie Mac (@AnnieMac) February 14, 2016
Absolutely devastated for the loss of Viola Beach and Craig Tarry. Our thoughts are with their friends and families. pic.twitter.com/Fg52on42as
— B L O S S O M S (@BlossomsBand) February 14, 2016
RIP Viola Beach and their manager. Such incredibly tragic and sad news. Thought with the friends and families of all involved x
— The Enemy (@theenemyband) February 14, 2016