Utah Saints are an English electronic music duo. The band’s members, Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt, were joined on stage by additional musicians when they played live from 1991 to 2001. Since then they have performed as DJs. The band had three top-ten and another five top-40 singles in the UK Singles Chart in the 1990s, as well as number-one dance tracks in the UK and USA. They were notable for pioneering use of sampling technology – in particular, their practice of manipulating samples from mainstream pop and rock songs and combining them with contrasting dance beats, using the samples in a new context. The band wrote, produced and mixed all of their own music.
They were one of the first electronic groups to play as a live collective and supported both the Shamen and U2 live at 10 stadium shows.
Utah Saints seemed to disappear for several years before reappearing in late 1999 with charting singles “Love Song” and “Funky Music Sho’ ‘Nuff Turns Me On” (featuring Edwin Starr on guest vocals), plus “Power to the Beats” and “Lost Vagueness” (featuring Chrissie Hynde).