Clean Bandit are a British electronic group founded in Cambridge, England in 2009. The group consists of Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Neil Amin-Smith.
Their 2010 single “Mozart’s House”, released on Black Butter Records, reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. In January 2014, they scored their first UK Singles Chart-topping single with “Rather Be”, a collaboration with Jess Glynne, featuring elements of both classical and dance music. “Rather Be” remained at the top of the chart for four weeks. In 2014, they achieved their first US Top 10 single with “Rather Be” peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2015, “Rather Be” won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording
The band mixes electronic music with classical pieces by composers such as Mozart and Shostakovich. Some of their music also involves tongue in cheek humour.
Clean Bandit produce their own music and their songs frequently feature guest artists
Band members Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Neil Amin-Smith met while studying as undergraduates at Jesus College, University of Cambridge.
At the time, Amin-Smith was leading a string quartet together with Chatto, who both attended Westminster School.
The band’s name, Clean Bandit, comes from a translation of a Russian phrase; the meaning is similar to the English phrase “complete bastard”, though Patterson later stated that it is actually a more affectionate term similar to “utter rascal”.
New Eyes – 2014
2010 – 2010
OriginL ClassC – 2011
Live from France – 2012
Mozarts House – 2013
Dust Clears – 2013
Rather Be – 2014
Come Over – 2014
Real Love – 2014