Grace Chatto is an English singer-songwriter who belongs to the electronic music band called Clean Bandit. This band is based in Cambridge and was formed in 2008.
Grace Chatto and her life before fame
Grace Chatto was born on 10 December 1985 which makes her current age 32 years. Her birthplace is London in England, the UK. Her birth name is Grace Elizabeth Chatto. She had been a student of The Latymer School in Edmonton, London. She was also in Westminster School which is an independent day and boarding school. She got her vocational training from the Royal Academy of Music.
Grace later was at the Jesus College which is attached to the University of Cambridge and learned modern languages at this Institute. She speaks the Russian language fluently. It was at this University that she met her bandmates Jack Patterson and Neil Amin-Smith. They did music together before forming their own band.
She is a British citizen and has an English ethnicity. Her parents are Ruth Sarah (Mansley) and cellist Richard Peter Chatto.
Grace Chatto and her band and its music
Grace Chatto serves as the cellist, percussionist and a vocalist for her band Clean Bandit. The other members are Luke and Jack Patterson. The trio formed the band in 2008 and it is based in Cambridge. They are basically an electronic music band and their songs are of the genres electropop and dance-pop. Their 2010 single called Mozart’s House was on no. 17 of the UK Singles Chart. It was re-released in 2013. When this single was released, Grace was working as a teacher at a school where she used to teach cello. In the music video of the song, she is sparingly dressed and this caused her to be fired from the job after a parent made an official complaint.
The band’s 2014’s Rather Be was the UK charting. It was also number 10 on the US Billboard Top 100. In 2015, the band won a Grammy award for the Best Dance Recording. They also got several nominations for the same song.
Grace and Jack Patterson also created their own production company called Cleanfilm which makes music videos of the band as well as for other musical artists. Grace Chatto also performs with her father. They have a band comprising of the singing cellists and it is called as Massive Violins.
Grace Chatto and her net worth and social media profile
Grace Chatto has a net worth of $ 10 million. She has an Instagram account of over 138.3k followers. She also holds a Twitter handle and it has a fan following of 16k.
Grace Chatto had talked about how she is treated differently from the boys in her band. She said:
“I’m of the opinion that gender is a social construct. I never identified as a woman too much, because women aren’t too different from men. But with all the #MeToo and Time’s Up stuff, I thought about it differently. I’m certainly treated differently to the boys in the band. People make assumptions about what I do and don’t do within our projects. We produce our music together and I direct and edit the music videos.”
Grace Chatto and her personal life-boyfriend, husband, children
Grace is not married. She has a boyfriend who is her bandmate, Jack Patterson. But it is said that they split in 2016.
Grace was unable to have a one-bedroom flat in London. She had said in December 2017,
“We haven’t earned that much cash yet. I hope to buy a flat soon, but the music industry isn’t what it was.
“Having three No 1s doesn’t get you that far with the way things are, especially in London.”
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