Liam Gallagher, Kasabian and The Stone Roses Add Support To Viola Beach No.1 Campaign

16 February 2016, 14:42


The band's Swings & Waterslides single is currently at No.2 on the iTunes chart.

Rock stars have lent their support the campaign to get Viola Beach to No.1, following the tragic news of their fatal car accident in Sweden.

Liam Gallagher led the tweets, with a post on his official Twitter account, sharing a link to their Swings & Waterslides single.

The Stone Roses also tweeted their support, writing: "Let's get them to No.1".

Also keen to give the cause a helping hand were Kasabian, who after hearing the news, tweeted: "Our hearts go out to the families and friends"

Frontman Kris Leonard, (19) guitarist River Reeves (19), bassist Tomas Lowe (27), drummer Jack Dakin (24) and their manager Craig Tarry (32), were returning from Sweden's Where Is The Music festival on Friday 12 February when their car fell off a bridge at the Södertälje canal.

The campaign to get their Swings & Waterslides single to the top of the charts was soon launched, with all proceeds going to the deceased's family. 

The track is currently in the Top 5 on the iTunes Chart.

Record label Communion have also announced that all proceeds from their latest single, Boys That Sing, will be donated to the family of Craig Tarry and the band. 

The limited edition 7" single has already sold out, but the track is still available via iTunes.

In a statement, Communion's Maz Tappuni said: "Viola Beach had only recently come into the Communion family, and had everything going for them – great songs, passion, talent, drive… everything that a band should have. To sit down with the band was to sit down with a group of guys whose band you wanted to be in, and to be in the presence of a band who knew just what it would take to make it. 

"This is why the band had been in Sweden, rather than sit back and wait for it to happen to them, Kris, River, Jack and Tom were determined to go out into the world and play every show they could until the world was singing along with them, and now that dream has been sadly taken away from all of us.

"We would like to announce that any proceeds made from the single will be donated to the band and Craig’s family."