One of the most eagerly awaited bands to perform at this year’s MTV presents Gibraltar Calling Music Festival are Clean Bandit a British electronic music group formed in Cambridge in 2008. The band consists of Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson.
Their 2011 single “Mozart’s House” reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart when re-released in 2013.
In January 2014, they scored their first UK chart topping single with “Rather Be”, a collaboration with Jess Glynne, featuring elements of both classical and dance music. They have never looked back.
In 2015, “Rather Be” won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Their 2016 single “Rockabye” became their second number-one hit in the UK, becoming the Christmas number one single for 2016 in its seventh consecutive week at number-one. The song became an international chart topper for the band, and also charted at number 9 in the US. Clean Bandit have now sold over 13 million singles and 1.6 million albums worldwide.
At the 2015 Coachella Festival, the group performed the song “Disconnect”, featuring vocals from Marina and the Diamonds. On 27 May 2016, they released their first single since March 2015, entitled “Tears”, and features vocals from The X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson. The song peaked at number 5 in the singles chart a week after they performed it on Britain’s Got Talent.
On 19 October 2016, an announcement on their Facebook page stated that violinist and pianist Neil Amin-Smith had decided to leave the group. Neil made a separate announcement to this effect on his Twitter account.
Earlier this year on 17 March 2017, the trio released “Symphony”. They gave their first live performance of the song on The Voice UK on 18 March 2017. As of late, the band have recently been in the studio with Sam Smith working on a “comeback single”. The band have released the studio version of «Disconnect» featuring Marina and the Diamonds last month.
Clean Bandit join a host of other chart acts at this years MTV presents Gibraltar Calling Music Festival being held on 2nd and 3rd September 2017 at Victoria Stadium – Tickets are on sale now via gibraltarcalling.com
Clean Bandit are:
Grace Chatto – cello, percussion, vocals
Jack Patterson – bass, keyboard, vocals and piano
Luke Patterson – drums, percussion
Touring members are:
Patrick Greenberg – bass
Aron Jones – violin
Florence Rawlings – vocals
Elisabeth Troy – vocals
Kirsten Joy – vocals