The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons originating
in Manchester in 1989.
In the UK, they have had five number one albums and 13 top 20 singles, including two number ones.
Also known as
The 237 Turbo Nutters, Chemical Ed & Chemical Tom (Respectively)
Manchester, England, UK
Electronica, trip hop, big beat, house, techno, electronic rock, alternative dance
They were originally called "The Dust Brothers", but the threat of legal action forced them to change their name in 1995.
The chose the name
"The Chemical Brothers" after "Chemical Beats"
(born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, England on January 11th, 1971 - age
( born in Herne Hill, South London, England on June 9th, 1970 - age
Did You Know:
• Ed Simons two main interests when he was young were aeroplanes and musicals.
• Ed Simons developed a fondness of rare groove and Hip hop music hip hop, after frequenting a club called The Mud Club when he was 14.
• Rowlands became obsessed with Scotland when he was a child, and loved the bagpipes .
• Rowlands was also in a band called Ariel prior to meeting up with Simons.
The Chemical Brothers Quotes
The whole idea of being a DJ is working a club and making people dance, making people enjoy themselves and dance their bootie off. We still enjoy doing that.
Producing would be nice, that's something both Ed and I would like to do. Producing is really so much fun. We've produced a couple of things for other musicians and bands and we really loved it.
We're pretty young now and money isn't everything. You can buy a lot with money but you can't buy fun with it. So if we'd remixed those singles and wouldn't have felt good about it, we'd have lost out.
Playing live is great, the feedback from the audience and all that. The only problem is that I really ruin my health with it. On stage there is the temptation of turning the music louder and louder. It's like a drug and after a show I always end up with ringing ears.
Chemical Brothers Awards
Grammy Award for Best Electronic / Dance Album - We Are the Night
Grammy Award for Dance Recording: “Galvanize,”
Grammy Award for Electronic/Dance Recording: “Push the Button,”
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video: "Believe"
Grammy Award for Rock Instrumental: “Block Rockin' Beats,”