REVIEW by Jamie Read:
Sunday, July 2
On the final night of live music at a sunny Thetford Forest, pop sensations Clean Bandit produced a summer feeling.
It was a beautiful night for music and the upbeat pop songs brought a festival feel to the forest.
The trio of Grace Chatto and Jack and Luke Patterson performed their unique pop for adoring fans.
The band’s electronic, classical crossover is something unlike much else in the world of pop.
With keyboards, violins, cellos and other forms of percussion, an evening with Clean Bandit is a true musical event.
The evening opened with Stronger, lead by the impressive vocal combination of Kirsten Joy and Yasmin Green. The two impressively sang Clean Bandit’s works that have, in the studio, been done with the likes of Jess Glynne and Zara Larsson.
Chatto also supported vocally as the band played their biggest hits including Symphony, Rockabye and Tears – to name just a few.
Before Clean Bandit took to the stage, however, the crowd was warmed-up by support act Mullallay.
The singer, orignally from Great Yarmouth, produced one of the best warm-up sets I’ve ever seen. Original music with a voice similar to Maverick Sabre’s, it was beyond impressive.
What also made the night feel so special was that Clean Bandit played three completely new tracks for the Thetford audience: Should’ve Known Better, Disconnect and Piece of You.
The crowd was clear in its love for the Cambridge band as they chanted for an encore, finishing on hit song Rather Be.
From start to finish, Clean Bandit performed superbly and made for a breathtaking night.