Clean Bandit nominated for two BRIT Awards 2018

Congratulations to our drums degree graduate Luke Patterson who has been nominated for two BRIT Awards with his chart topping band Clean Bandit. 

The group, who blend classical and electronic music, have been named in the categories for best British video and best British single for their track 'Symphony'. The single features the vocals of Zara Larsson and was produced by our recent masterclass guest Mark Ralph

Clean Bandit have enjoyed some huge success over the last few years, in 2015, ‘Rather Be’ won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording and also bagged the group two Ivor Novello awards. Their 2016 single ‘Rockabye’, which features rapper Sean Paul and singer Anne-Marie, became the band’s 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 also saw huge international success, charting at number nine in the US.

‘Symphony’ is Clean Bandit's third UK number-one, leading the band to selling over 13 million singles and 1.6 million albums worldwide.

We wish Luke, Jack and Grace all the luck at the BRITS on the 23rd February.

2018 Nominations

The full list of nominees for this year's BRITs is as follows:

Mastercard British Album Of The Year
Dua Lipa - 'Dua Lipa'
Ed Sheeran - '÷ '
J Hus - 'Common Sense'
Rag’N’Bone Man - 'Human'
Stormzy - 'Gang Signs & Prayer'

British Artist Video
Anne-Marie - 'Ciao Adios'
Calvin Harris (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry Big Sean) - 'Feels'
Clean Bandit (feat. Zara Larsson) - 'Symphony'
Liam Payne  (feat. Quavo) - 'Strip That Down'
Jonas Blue (feat. William Singe) - 'Mama'
Dua Lipa - 'New Rules'
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape Of You'
Harry Styles - 'Sign Of The Times'
Little Mix - 'Touch'
Zayn & Taylor Swift - 'I Don’t Wanna Live Forever'

British Breakthrough
Dua Lipa
J Hus
Loyle Carner

British Female Solo Artist
Dua Lipa
Jessie Ware
Kate Tempest
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith

British Group
London Grammar
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice
The xx

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
Liam Gallagher
Loyle Carner
Rag’N’Bone Man

British Single
Calvin Harris (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry Big Sean) – 'Feels'
Clean Bandit (feat. Zara Larsson) - 'Symphony'
Dua Lipa – 'New Rules'
Ed Sheeran - 'Shape Of You'
J Hus - 'Did You See'
Jax Jones (feat. Raye) - 'You Don’t Know Me'
Jonas Blue (feat. William Singe) - 'Mama'
Liam Payne (feat. Quavo) - 'Strip That Down'
Little Mix - 'Touch'
Rag’N’Bone Man - 'Human'

International Female Solo Artist
Alicia Keys
Taylor Swift

International Group
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
The Killers
LCD Soundsystem

International Male Solo Artist
Childish Gambino
DJ Khaled
Kendrick Lamar

Fancy studying drums at ICMP

If you’re a drummer looking to follow in the footsteps of Luke, then why not join us here at ICMP? We run a number of drum courses that will help you hone your skills, find your own unique voice and take those first steps into the music industry.

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