Clean Bandit – British band, performing electropop and dance-pop music
In 2008, five young musicians, who already had some experience working in the music industry created a band. They named it Clean Bandit. The artists met in Cambridge University. The initial lineup included Jack Patterson (bass guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist), Luke Patterson (percussionist, drummer), Grace Chatto (violoncellist, vocalist), Neil Amin-Smith (violinist, back vocalist), and Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka (vocalist).
The musicians experimented, mixing electronic music with classics of such composers as Mozart and Shostakovich, creating deep house tracks.
In 2011, the group released its first single, “Mozart's House”. After some re-arrangements, the song was re-released in 2013 and reached the 17th spot on UK Singles Chart. One more successful single “A+E” came out in 2012. It reached the 100th spot on UK Singles Chart.
In 2014, after signing a contract with Warner Music UK, the band released its debut LP, New Eyes. It featured a single “Rather Be”, which topped the UK Singles Chart and reached the 10th spot on Billboard Hot 100. While recording the track, the band members invited a new vocalist Jess Glynne, who also became famous after the song came out.