Violinist Neil Milan quits Clear Bandit


One of many founding members of Clear Bandit, Neil Milan, has confirmed on social media that he has give up the band.

The violinist and pianist, who additionally goes by the title Neil Amin-Smith, introduced on Twitter that he took a “very long time” to achieve the choice but it surely’s “the appropriate one”.

In his submit he thanks ex-boyfriend Olly Alexander, singer with Years & Years.

The band are maybe finest identified for his or her collaboration with Jess Glynne on Slightly Be.

That monitor topped the singles chart in January 2014 and received them a Grammy Award.

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Whereas quite a lot of persons are thanked in his Twitter submit, bandmates Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson and Grace Chatto will not be straight named.

Thanking his followers, Neil says: “I’ve discovered a lot and seen so many issues and it’ll all stick with me eternally.

“Your help for the music and only for me extra typically is without doubt one of the most insane and superb issues I’ve ever skilled.”

In a submit on their official Fb web page, Clear Bandit write: “It’s with nice disappointment that we should announce that our performances of Tears over the Summer season had been Neil’s final exhibits with Clear Bandit.


“He advised us lately that he has determined to go away. We have now had an exquisite trip collectively and we’re extraordinarily excited to see what he does subsequent.

“We’re additionally very a lot wanting ahead to our upcoming exhibits and to sharing our new music with you.

“Thanks all in your help throughout this time, and thanks Neil for being a part of this superb journey.

“We are going to miss you numerous on this subsequent chapter and we want you one of the best of luck for the longer term. Jack, Grace and Luke.”

Clear Bandit lately carried out a Radio 1 Stay Lounge together with Louisa Johnson.

Neil was absent from the line-up on the day.

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