This fan base continues to grow with every performance. In addition to Viola’s success in building a committed fan base, they have won several battle of the bands competitions. The band’s first show was a battle at Snead State in Boaz, Alabama in 2005; they won, and repeated in 2006. In 2007 and 2008 they headlined the Snead State battle of the bands.
During the summer of 2006, the members of Viola were busy organizing the Bradley Dupree Music Festival in Florence, Alabama as an effort to raise money for cerebral palsy. Also in 2006, Viola participated in Bodog’s national battle of the bands. They beat over 5,000 bands to finish in the top 12 of the Southeast Regional finals in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, Viola performed for over 3,000 people at Fishfest; a music festival in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
The show also included Rush of Fools and Thousand Foot Krutch. As Viola continues to amaze audiences with their performances, they are aware of the example they set for younger fans. They seek to portray the idea that hard rock is not necessarily tied to self indulgence; rather they see it as a perfect opportunity to spread a message that shapes their lives. It is this convention defying attitude that sets Viola apart in the crowded hard rock scene in style, lyrical content, and passion. Read more on Last.fm.
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