Rudimental: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Rudimental: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Rudimental. 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 Rudimental. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: Hackney, London, England

Genres: Drum and bass – Jungle – Soul – Electronic

Members: Piers Aggett – Amir Amor – Kesi Dryden – Leon “Locksmith” Rolle

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Early Start

  • Growing up on the same street and attending the same school, Aggett, Dryden, and Rolle have known each other their entire lives.
  • In regard to the name “Rudimental”, Kesi Dryden coined the name Rudimental from a book that he had during his piano lessons entitled Book of Rudiments.




Career Journey

  • 2011: The band launched their debut single “Deep in the Valley”, featuring MC Shantie, and “Speeding”, with Adiyam.
  • 2012: “Spoons”, featuring MNEK and Syron as the debut single from their debut studio album Home came out. (May) “Feel the Love”, housing the vocals of John Newman, was launched as the album’s lead single which topped UK Singles Charts.
  • 2013: Home came out and ranked first on the UK Albums Chart, as well given nomination for the Mercury Music Prize.
  • 2014: The single “Powerless”, featuring Becky Hill, was made available to the public.
  • 2015: Rudimental were credited on the song “Bloodstream” by Ed Sheeran, from his second studio album x.
  • 2015: “Never Let You Go” became the lead single from their second studio album We the Generation.
  • 2016: They launched the single “Healing” featuring Joseph Angel.
  • 2017: The single “Sun Comes Up” featuring singer James Arthur came out.
  • 2018: Their second single “These Days” which housed vocals from Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, was made available for public consumption.
  • 2019: “Stand By”, was released in May. In August, their debut EP, Distinction came out preceded by the songs “Stigawana”, “Mean That Much” and “Something About You”.
  • 2020: Rudimental launched the song “Krazy” (March), “Easy On Me” was released (March), “Come Over” featuring English singer-songwriter Anne-Marie and English rapper Tion Wayne (September), and “Be the One” featuring English singer-songwriters MORGAN and TIKE alongside Drill Rapper Digga D (December).
  • 2021: Their 16-track album entitled Ground Control which contained a refix of their 2019 hit “Ghost” was released.




Awards & Recognition

  • BBC Radio 1Xtra Hot Summer Awards nomination
  • Berlin Music Video Awards nomination
  • Brit Awards (1 award out of 6 nominations)
  • European Festival Awards nomination
  • Global Awards (1 award out of 2 nominations)
  • Hungarian Music Awards nomination
  • International Dance Music Awards (4 nominations)
  • MTV Europe Music Awards (3 nominations)
  • and many others




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • The band met John Newman at a random bar.
  • They co-wrote the song “Bloodstream” with Ed Sheeran.
  • Rudimental (as a band) prefers working with lesser-known vocalists for their tracks.



Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Rudimental:

These Days

Length: 3:31

Release: 2018

Opening Lyrics:

I know you moved onto someone new
Hope life is beautiful
You were the light for me to find my truth
I just wanna say, thank you
Leaving to find my soul
Told her I had to go
And I know it ain’t pretty
When our hearts get broke
Too young to feel this old
Watching us both turn cold
Oh, I know it ain’t pretty
When two hearts get broke
Yeah, I know it ain’t pretty
When two hearts get broke
I hope someday we’ll sit down together
And laugh with each other about these days, these days
All our troubles, we’ll lay to rest and
We’ll wish we could come back to these days, these days

More Songs to Listen to:

Rudimental: Top 5 Songs



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