Photographer Joshua Shultz
Location Hollywood Hills
First off congrats on winning a Grammy with Jess Glynne for, “Best Dance Recording”!!!!
If you live in a cave and have not yet heard the amazing sound that is “Clean Bandit” then check out the below two videos…
REAL LOVE MUSIC VIDEO
RATHER BE MUSIC VIDEO
Your sound is very unique and one that is catching attention all over the world. What inspires your music?
It’s hard to know, but I think all the different music we’ve listened to growing up. Jack is the principal writer and actually mainly listened to and played rock, funk and jazz as a teenager.
You seem to all be pretty close, originally meeting in college, did you ever think you would be topping the charts by 2015?
Some of us met way before college. Jack and Luke are brothers and met when they were born! Neil and I met when we were little kids playing violin and cello in our local youth orchestra. We started the band when I met Jack at university about 7 years ago. I always thought the music he wrote could have mass appeal, but never really thought about the actual charts!
If you could collab with any artist, who would you like to work with and why?
We’d love to work with Frank Ocean, Bjork, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, James Blake. We’re lucky that because we are an instrumental band and feature different singers on every song, we can use different voices as though they are kind of like different instruments.
You guys are about to go on a massive tour, how do your prep for your live performances?
We have some rehearsal time this week and next week in a studio in London, and looking forward to having this time together to practice and put new songs in the set. I have a new instrument too, which is an electronic steel pan!
Bellus is latin for beauty. We strive to find beauty in everything. What is something about your life that you all find beautiful?
Being able to play music every day is a beautiful thing.
New Eyes (iTunes): http://smarturl.it/CB_NewEyes
“Real Love” (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdo_-U4PEsk