Life, fragile and precious, continues to persist despite all odds, though it is often cut short by inconceivable reasons. Every time a young life is lost, we are reminded of how vulnerable we are. We are reminded that death is always lurking around the corner, and that it can present itself in the most absurd situations.
Viola Beach were a British indie rock band comprised of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin. All the four, along with their manager Craig Tarry passed away on the 13th of February, 2016 in a car crash in Sweden. The members of Viola Beach were from Warrington, a small town in Cheshire and were loved, admired and were a source of pride to whoever knew them.
Musicians, like other artists, support those who are the most vulnerable. For those who are not vulnerable, music makes living a lot more interesting and enjoyable. Before reading the terrible news about the accident, many of us had not heard of Viola Beach. The horror and catastrophe which fell on them, their families, friends and fans is unimaginable. Our condolences to everyone touched by this tragedy.
In this tragedy, we are once again reminded of life’s absurdity and its fragility.