• Tana Mundkowsky is the wife of famous musician and singer-songwriter Brandon Flowers, and is a teacher at an elementary school
• She suffers from complex PTSD, due to a traumatic event in her life, which made her suicidal
• Tana and Brandon dated for four years before getting married in 2005, and have three sons together
• Brandon Flowers is the frontman of the new wave revival, and his influences include Depeche Mode, Bruce Springsteen, Pet Shop Boys, and Duran Duran
• He has released two solo albums, "Flamingo" and "The Desired Effect", both of which have achieved international success
Who is Tana Mundkowsky?
To the public, she is only known as the wife of the famous musician and singer-songwriter Brandon Flowers, however, in her community, Tana Mundkowsky is rated as one of the favorite teachers in the elementary school.
Tana came into the spotlight when the two married, and fans of Brandon Flowers and his band Killers wanted to know more about the woman who stole the heart of the band’s lead singer.
Early life, family, and education
Tana Mundkowsky is quite secretive when it comes to her personal matters; she doesn’t have social media profiles, thus it’s hard to find more facts about her private life. It’s known that she was born in 1982, which makes her aged 40 as of late 2022. Tana holds American nationality since she was born in the USA, however, her exact birth town hasn’t been disclosed. Also, there is nothing known about her parents and her siblings, if she has any
Since Tana and Brandon dated for several years before they married, many believe that she is also from Henderson, Nevada, however, she hasn’t confirmed this assumption.
Speaking of her educational background, she matriculated from high school in 2000, and it’s assumed that she enrolled at college, since she works as a teacher, although Tana hasn’t shared which university she attended.
What happened to her?
If you are a fan of the Killers, you must have heard their song “Some Kind of Love” from their fifth album “Wonderful Wonderful”, released in 2017. Perhaps you didn’t know that this song Brandon wrote for his wife Tana while she was struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition caused by witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event.
Reportedly, Tana suffers from complex PTSD which made her suicidal. Brandon spoke about his wife in an interview for Q Magazine, saying that she went through several horrific experiences in her life – he hasn’t spoken about what happened to her – adding that once, he had to cancel his concert since she was feeling bad. It was in August 2015 that Tana again came to the point when she had suicidal thoughts.
KILLER SUNDAY "He’s so quiet. He’s an observer."To his fans, Brandon Flowers of The Killers is a rocking showman. But after the lights fade and the music quiets, his wife, Tana Mundkowsky, says the rocker is quite the opposite of his stage persona. https://cbsn.ws/2L51VTH
Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Friday, July 13, 2018
Tana still struggles with PTSD, however, this doesn’t prevent her from being involved in various charitable projects. To help to raise funds for the Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, she once fully shaved her head.
Relationship and marriage with Brandon Flowers
Tana met her future husband back in 2001; their first encounter was at a store on Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brandon said that when he saw Tana he thought that she looks cooler than him, and that he had to approach her.
They began talking, and a few minutes later exchanged ‘phone numbers. It didn’t take them long to go on a first date, and they both remember talking about music the whole night.
The couple had their ups and downs, however, after four years of dating, they tied the knot on 2 August 2005, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The wedding ceremony was intimate and held in presence of only their closest family members and friends. The newlywed moved into their new house, in Henderson, Brendan’s hometown.
Their first son, Ammon was born on 14 July 2007, while their second son Gunner was born on 28 July 2009, and two years later on 9 March, Tana gave birth to their third son named Henry. The boys were featured as additional voices in the song Brandon wrote for Tana.
As of November 2022, Tana and Brandon are still together.
“I'm learning what makes me happy and makes my wife happy, because I obviously have something that makes me want to do this. You know I'd give it up if she asked – which she never would.” – BF pic.twitter.com/CMocqeY89y
— Brandon Flowers (@BFlow_Quotes81) April 6, 2018
Briefly about Brandon Flowers
Born Brandon Richard Flowers under the zodiac of Cancer on 21 June 1981, as mentioned he hails from Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas, and holds American nationality although he comes from a family of Lithuanian descent.
Brandon is the youngest of six children of his parents Jean Yvonne and Terry Austin Flowers. The family moved to Payson, Utah USA when Brandon was eight years old, and then after two years to Nephi, Utah.
Brandon attended Juab High School, but when he was 16 years old, he moved back to Henderson, where he lived with his aunt. He matriculated from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas in 1999, then he didn’t go to college, but pursued his music career.
Dave Keuning and Brandon founded the Killers in 2001, and Ronnie Vannucci and Mark Stoermer joined them in 2002. Their debut album “Hot Fuss” was released in 2004, followed by their second album entitled “Sam’s Town” in 2006. This album was a tribute to Brandon’s family and hometown, and earned the band the British Record Industry Trusts Show (BRITs) Award for Best International Album and Group.
The Killers released three more albums, “Sawdust” (2007), “Day & Age” (2008), and “Battle Born” (2012), however, the album that was number one on Billboard 200 was their 2017 release “Wonderful Wonderful”. Their next albums were “Imploding the Mirage” in 2020, and “Pressure Machine” in 2021.
The band has collaborated with numerous famous musicians, such as Robbie Williams, Avicii, and Alex Cameron.
Brandon launched his solo career in 2010, releasing his debut album “Flamingo” which had worldwide success, charting at number one in the UK. Brandon’s first single, “Crossfire” was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – the actress Charlize Theron starred in the music video for this song.
Brandon’s second solo album, entitled “The Desired Effect” was released on 15 May 2015, and debuted in first place on the United Kingdom Albums Chart. The San Francisco Examiner honored Brandon’s second album as the Album of the Year, while USA Today listed it as one of the top five albums in 2015.
Many notable artists worked on this album, such as Puerto Rican guitarist Carlos Alomar, Kenny Aronoff, a session drummer, and Bruce Randall Hornsby, a pianist and singer-songwriter.
Brandon Flowers is considered a frontman of the new wave revival, and has cited Depeche Mode, Bruce Springsteen, Pet Shop Boys, and Duran Duran as his musical influences.