Clean Bandit is a Grammy-winning British electronic music group that has been around since 2008. The group has grown steadily and has become a significant part of the global music scene, with songs that have topped the international charts.
Clean Bandit, who recorded their biggest success to date in 2016, has already sold 1.6 million albums worldwide. It has also recorded more than 13 million singles sold.
Clean Bandit Members, Real Names, Bio
When the band started in 2008 at Jesus College, the University of Cambridge, where all members were undergraduate students, consisted of five members. Their real names are Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Neil Amin-Smith, and Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka.
While three members of the band are left, two have left. Neil Amin-Smith left the band in 2016 after 8 years of membership. Before him, however, Ssegawa-Ssekintu Kiwanuka, the lead singer of the group, left the band in 2010 to pursue a doctorate.
A very important member of the group, Grace Chatto, was born on 10 December 1985. She plays cello, drums, and vocals in the group. The Cello Queen grew up in London where she was born, although she is fluent in Italian and Russian.
For her education, the woman studied modern languages at Cambridge University. Before college, she also attended Latymer School and Westminster School. To develop her music further, she decided to attend the Royal Academy of Music.
Apart from being a member of the Clean Bandit, she is also in a group with her father, Massive Violins.
Jack Patterson is the bassist of the group and also their producer. He was born on July 2, 1985, in England. Outside the group, he has been very reserved. For this reason, not much is known about the man. However, he has a brother, Luke Patterson, who is also a member of the Clean Bandit.
Jack and Grace Chatto have been together for more than 5 years.
The younger brother of Jack Patterson, Luke, is also a member of the Clean Bandit, who is the drummer of the group. He was born on 11 June 1992 in England.
Influenced by all the electronic music he has listened to, he has been able to hold his own as the group’s drummer since 2009. He is also a co-producer for the group.
Clean Bandit Net Worth
At present, the net value of Clean Bandit, which, as I said, is made up of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson, and Luke Patterson, is estimated at $10 million.
The group has earned its money by selling albums and tickets and in so many other ways. This was made possible by the success of their music, which not only topped the charts but also received many nominations and awards.
Among the nominations the group has received are the UK Music Video Awards, Urban Music Awards, Brit Awards, BBC Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and many others. They have won several awards, including the Grammy Award for best dance recording with their song Rather Be. They have also won the Ivor Novello Awards for the most performed work and the best contemporary song.
In 2018 the group received two Brit Awards nominations for “British Single of the Year” and “British Video of the Year”, but they were later removed from this list. The nomination was for their song, Symphony.
Quick Facts About The Clean Bandit
The members of the group met at the university where Jack studied architecture and Neil’s history, while Grace studied modern languages and majored in Russian.
The band’s name, Clean Bandit, allegedly comes from a Russian phrase that translates close to “complete bastard.
Jack and Grace have been living in Moscow for some time. That’s where they got the name of their band.
The other members of the group are related. While Jack and Luke Patterson are brothers, Grace and Jack are together.
Rather Be” is one of the most successful songs of the group, as it not only received a Grammy but also became the first song of the group to be on the top 10 single in the USA.
Chatto used to be a cello teacher before she lost her job due to a suggestive image she published in social media.
They created a club night called the National Rail Disco to get the opportunity to perform in front of an audience in their earliest beginnings.
The group’s first single was released in 2012, A & E, and their debut album New House was released in 2014, and the trio is planning to release their second album sometime in 2018.