Brandon Flowers is the frontman for The Killers, an extremely popular Las Vegas based band.
Flowers, the youngest of six, was born in Henderson, NV, just out side of Vegas. An older brother, Sam (as in The Killers' "Sam's Town" album), introduced Brandon to Rock which he pursued after dropping out of college.
The Killers became hugely successfully despite Flower's sometimes ill-conceived comments about fellow bands - Fall Out Boy, The Bravery and Panic At The Disco.
"I'd like to take it all back," said Flowers. "These people are just doing what they want to do, just like I am. I'm actually a nice person and I love people. I just am opinionated. It's not something I'm proud of." Even so, Flowers blasted Green Day for their U.K. DVD performance of "American Idiot."
"I just thought it was really cheap," complained Flowers. "To go to a place like England or Germany and sing that song—those kids aren't taking it the same way that he meant it." The Killers subsequently headlined the "Salute to the Military" USO Concert at the White House.
With The Killers on leave, Flowers issued his debut solo album "Flamingo." "I don't blame them for taking a break," said Flowers. "But I'm always writing, and I wanted to chase these songs. I also have a fear that if I stop for a year, it might mess me up."
The '10 set featured the single "Crossfire" (actress Charlize Theron appeared in the video), "Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas" and "Hard Enough," a duet with Jenny Lewis.
Flowers returned to his solo career in '15 with the release of his sophomore set "The Desired Effect." Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, HAIM, Charli XCX), the album contained the singles "Can't Deny My Love" and "Still Want You."
2015 The Desired Effect
Flowers solo career could be summarized as "no Killers and some filler."
If Flowers was concerned that the muse might abandon him if he took time off, there might be an argument that a break would offer the chance to rejuvenate. Still, his solo work, which ranges from the lighter side of The Killers to quirky pop, is engaging.