Clean Bandit: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed
Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Clean Bandit. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Clean Bandit. Enjoy the journey!
Origin: Cambridge, England
Genres: Electronic – Classical crossover – Middle of the road – Electro pop – Dance-pop
Members: Grace Chatto – Jack Patterson – Luke Patterson
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During their undergraduate studies at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson and Neil Amin-Smith became friends.
Amin-Smith, a Westminster School student, led a string quartet with Chatto, a Latymer School student.
- Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka, the original vocalist, left to pursue a PhD in laser analytics.
- 2011: Chatto and Jack Patterson created their own film production company, Cleanfilm, to produce music videos for themselves and other artists.
- 2012: Clean Bandit launched their debut single “A+E”, which soared to number 100 on the UK Singles Chart.
- 2013: They released their second single “Mozart’s House”.
- 2015: “Rather Be” won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards
- 2016: The band brought the single “Tears” to the public, featuring The X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson, which later appeared on their second studio album where the song ranked at number five in the UK.
- 2017: The band launched the certified platinum single “I Miss You”, featuring renowned songwriter Julia Michaels where it ranked within the top five of the UK.
- 2018: The sixth single “Baby”, featuring Marina and Luis Fonsi and their second album What Is Love? were released
- 2020: Clean Bandit released the single, titled “Tick Tock” with singer Mabel and rapper 24kGoldn.
- 2021: “Higher” featuring American rapper Iann Dior was released plus their new single “Drive” with German DJ Topic featuring Wes Nelson.
- 2022: “Everything But You”, a new dance/electronic song featuring A7S came out from the band.
Awards & Recognition
- UK Music Video Awards (2 nominations)
- won Urban Music Awards
- BBC Music Awards nomination
- Los Premios 40 Principales América nomination
- Brit Awards (4 nominations)
- APRA Awards nomination
- won Grammy Award
- Ivor Novello Awards won (2 awards)
- Billboard Music Award (2 nominations)
- Hungarian Music Awards nomination
- MTV Europe Music Awards nomination
- Teen Choice Awards nominations
Fun Facts & Trivia
- “Complete bastard,” “total swine,” or “naughty rascal,” is the meaning of the Russian phrase when the band name Clean Bandit came from.
- In one of Clean Bandit’s video, they almost electrocuted the model Lily Cole due to possible electric current in a pool.
- They all met in Cambridge but none of them was studying music. Jack had Architecture, Grace was having Russian and Neil studied History.
Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Clean Bandit:
Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
Before all I heard was silence
A rhapsody for you and me
And every melody is timeless
Life was stringing me along
Then you came and you cut me loose
Was solo singing on my own
Now I can’t find the key without you
And I’m dancin’ on to your heartbeat
And when you’re gone, I feel incomplete
So if you want the truth
Will you hold me tight and not let go?
Like a love song on the radio
Will you hold me tight and not let go?
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