Who is Bastille Band and what is Bastille Band net worth 2018? Bastille is music band which is focused on Indie pop and electro pop. The band started as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith in 2010. The band name is derived from ‘Bastille Day’ which is celebrated on 14 July every year; which happens to be the birthday of Dan Smith.
Though it was started as a solo project by Dan Smith the band later expanded to include some of the top music artists like guitarist and bassist Will Farquarson, drummer Chris Wood and keyboardist Kyle Simmons. In 2015 multitalented artist Charlie Barnes also joined the band making it the band of five. After getting success for their debutant release they signed contract with Virgin records eventually releasing their first band album ‘Bad Blood’ in 2013 which listed at first position in UK album charts.
In 2010 Bastille debuted with limited edition launch featuring two tracks ‘Flaws’ and ’Icarus’ under the name 7”. They pressed only 300 copies of this album with record label Young and Lost Club. One copy out of 300 eventually found by radio jockey Alex Baker who liked the music and started promoting it on his show Kerrang! Radio. Later they self-released Laura Palmer which also got overwhelming response from the audience and resulted in contract with Virgin Records in 2011.
Bastille has a quite impressive portfolio on imdb.com. They have 24 credits in sound-tracking. Apart from releasing music albums the band has been successfully providing soundtracks for various TV series like, ‘The Vampire Dairies’, ‘The Coronation Street’, ‘The Block’, ‘Dancing on Ice’, ‘V festival’, ‘The X Factor’ and many more.
The most appreciated albums of this band includes, ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Wild World’ which were released in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Official Charts Company in April 2014, announced that Bad Blood as the highest selling digital album for year 2013 and also ranked 11th in over-all Official Artist Album Top 40 for year 2013.
Bastille has been also invited to perform at many musical and awards events like, ‘BRIT Awards-2014’, ‘Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival’, ‘KROQ Weenie Roast, Irvine California’.
During their bastille has been able to bag 5 notable awards in music industry and has been nominated for several international awards like Grammy Awards. Here is the list of important awards won by Bastille:
• Choice Rock Song Ward in 2014 for Pompeli at Teen Choice Awards.
• Best Album Award in 2017 for Wild World at NME awards, UK.
• Best Cover Woodie Award at mtvU Woodie awards in 2014 for the cover of Mile Sirus ‘We Can’t Stop’
• International Breakthrough at JIMtv Jimmie Awards in 2014.
• British Breakthrough Award at BRIT awards in 2014.
Bastille band has four members associated with besides one touring member. Dan Smith is the founder of Bastille and later joined hands with other music artists like Will Farquarson (who plays piano, guitar, bass, backing vocals and keyboards), Chris Wood (who plays drums, percussions), Kyle Simmons (who plays piano, keyboard, bass and guitar).
The Dan Smith has excellent skills in playing piano, keyboards, percussions and he is also plays the role of lead vocal for the band. In 2015 the band recruited new touring member Charlie Barnes who is also multitalented music artist. He is expert at playing synthesizers, keyboard, piano, percussion and guitar.
Bastille Band Net Worth
Bastille is one of the successful bands in UK and they are money through releasing independent albums, providing soundtracks and performing live shows. Their live performance ‘Bad Blood’ tour ended in 2015. Apart from their niche field Bastille also earns money from sponership and featuring programs which alone amounts to $937,500. Their net worth is around $33 million.
Bastille is band that has created its own audience in the music industry across the world. They have been successful in winning many awards and have nominated for important international awards owing their hard work and quality of work. Also the team has been working together consistently since the inception of band and none of the members ever left the band, which sign of their commitment and confidence in each other’s capability.