It's become quite common for the best man at a wedding to take awkwardly endearing jabs at the groom in a feeble attempt to embarrass his departing mate. As most do, my own speech at my brother's wedding crashed and burned. These two London brothers, however, elected to take an alternative route of celebrating their sibling's nuptials; they created an 80s band, wrote an epic song, and produced an amazing music video.
The band, Rufus Starlight, even created its own social media persona on Facebook
. Their Facebook bio tells the full story in detail:
Our brother asked us to be his best men for his wedding. We knew the hardest thing would be doing a traditional best mans speech because we would cry too much. So instead, we made an 80s music video, since it's the coolest decade by far and because Robin is an 80s boy. We hope this will forever celebrate their marriage day, super-stylishly.
Rufus Starlight formed in August 1977. 'We Are Brothers' was inspired and produced just six short weeks later. Not only did it define a music video genre, it has been credited, by somebody, as inspiring '80s icons such as Human League, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Heaven 17, ABC, George Michael, David Hasselhoff, and Tom Cruise.
Rufus's star shone brightly but, oh so briefly. Almost as soon as it banded it disbanded, because of unresolvable creative differences. At the time, NME called this "a pity".
Watch the amazingly catchy "We Are Brothers", and you better wait until the father of the groom appears, it's startling.