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16/02/2016 07:08 GMT | Updated 16/02/2016 07:59 GMT

'Viola Beach For Number One' Campaign Gains Pace, Following Band's Tragic Death

A campaign to get band Viola Beach to the number one spot on the Official Singles Chart is gaining pace, following their deaths over the weekend.

The musicians died on 13 February, when their car plunged into a canal in Sweden, killing them and their manager.

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Members of Viola Beach were killed in Sweden

Since the news broke, their families have shared their sadness, and are now leading a campaign to get the band to the top of the charts.

Colin Tarry, the father of manager Craig Tarry, spoke to Sky News, stating: "It's just a tragic loss. I just don't want them to die in vain. Go out there and buy their records. Let's get them to number one."

Viola Beach’s single ‘Swings & Waterslides’ is now at number five in the iTunes chart, and their label, Communion, have stated that all proceeds from sales will go to the band and manager’s families.

The band was made up of members Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin, and the group were in Sweden with their manager after playing at the 'Where Is The Music?' festival.

After forming in 2015, Viola Beach went from strength-to-strength, getting airplay on Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, as well as playing on the BBC Introducing stage at a series of UK festivals.

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