There is more than one artist named Viva!. 1.) Swedish new wave band, formed in Gothenburg around 1980. One of few memorable Swedish new wave bands, and one of even fewer Swedish new wave bands who recorded any albums in English. According to the singer and guitarist Ulf Zackrisson, they were inspired by the musical movement that started with progressive rock bands such as Genesis, and developed further through bands like Roxy Music, and later, by post punk bands like Magazine and Simple Minds (not forgetting the importance of David Bowie's "Low" and "Heroes").