The Violet Flames

The Violet Flames


A band that thinks outside of the square. One day we would like to own a board game company.


1. We're a 3 piece rock band from Perth
2. Met in high school. Formed the band after yr12
3. Our first single 'Come On' got on the radio
4. Supported Bon Jovi at Subiaco Oval
5. Released first EP 'Sun City Stadium' in July 2008
6. Moved to Melbourne
7. Played in a maximum security prison
8. Went to Afghanistan and played for the army
9. Released second EP 'Vital Motions' in Nov 2009
10. 'Popular Culture' on radio in Melb/Per/Syd
11. Signed a US publishing deal for our first album
12. Toured Australia with Rock The Schools 2010

The Violet Flames are a three piece indie rock band originally from Perth, Western Australia, where all members went to high school together. The band consists of Jackson Proud (vocals, guitar), Clinton Weaver (bass) and James Forrest (drums).

After gigging solidly in Perth for a few years the band released an EP in 2008, called Sun City Stadium which received airplay on Perth commercial radio stations and earned them a support slot for Bon Jovi in front of thirty thousand people.

After a successful east coast tour in support of the EP, the band decided to expand their opportunities and relocate to Melbourne in 2008. Since moving to Melbourne, The Violet Flames have quickly built up a solid fan base and a reputation as an entertaining live act.

In the past year the band has played at music festivals, scored national radio play on Nova and TripleM, toured around Australia, been featured on US compilation CDs and college radio stations, played in shopping centres, sold out single launches, played live in a maximum security prison, and toured with the Australian Defence Force around Afghanistan and military bases in The Middle East to entertain coalition troops.

The bandÂ’s most recent achievements are signing a US publishing deal with revered LA producer David Kershenbaum and his company Music Pros Hollywood, and also being selected for Rock The Schools 2010, a tour of 70 high schools around Australia.

From here, the band has scheduled the release of their first album in late 2010.


Come On

Written By: Jackson Proud

it's so amazing all the things that you do,
your life is beautiful and you know its true,
you make me feel as though i'm walking on air,
i've met a lot of girls but none can compare,

Come on
life is all that you make it
Come on
you only get what you give

you look so good you look so good when you dance,
i like the way you take a risk and a chance,
you've got to give it all you've got while you're young,
i said you've got to give it all while you're young,

sitting on you're sill drinking strawberry milk,
gonna buy the things that will give me wings,
when she takes me away then ill learn how to fly.


Sun City Stadium EP (2008)

Vital Motions EP (Nov 2009)

Set List

We have an extensive list of our own songs, we can play any set length required.