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Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons

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Famous as :

Folk band

Birth Date :

Dec 2007

Birth Place :

London, United Kingdom

Claim to fame :

Debut album "Sigh No More" (2009)

Biography


Marcus Mumford single-handedly organized a band and arranged performances to get their music out there. Mumford formed Mumford & Sons in December 2007 with multi-instrumentalists Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), "Country" Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro, guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). They would later be known as one of the "West London folk scenes", but Mumford insisted they were neither folk nor a scene, but rather a non-exclusive community.

In 2008, the band signed with management company Everybody's which delivered them to A&R at Island, Louis Bloom. With no album yet, the band opened for other music acts around U.K., U.S. and Australia, performing materials which would later become "Sigh No More". As they gained fans, it was time to make a record. Assisted by Markus Dravs, the band began crafting their debut album, using their own money to avoid artistic and technical compromises. They eventually signed a licensing deal with several labels in 2009 and the debut album was released in October that year with "Little Lion Man" as lead single.

Latest News


Mumford and Sons' Winston Marshall Jokes About Band's Split

March 28, 2014 02:04:35 GMT

' Winston Marshall said that his band, which took a break from music last year, had broken up. The banjo player made the shocking statement in an interview with Vulture at a "Mistaken for Strangers" after-party in New York City on Wednesday night, March 26.
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Mumford and Sons' Frontman: I Tell People the Band Has Broken Up

February 19, 2014 08:05:26 GMT

' Marcus Mumford tells people that his band has broken up. In a recent interview with U.K. radio station XFM, the band's frontman revealed that he said "yes" every time people asked him if the group had decided to stop working together.
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Mumford and Sons Taking a Break After Completing Babel Tour

September 23, 2013 09:00:29 GMT

has decided to have a break after wrapping up their Babel tour in Bonner Springs, Kansas, on Friday, September 20. The band has announced that they will take "a considerable amount of time off" before returning to music.
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Members of Mumford and Sons Reportedly Booted From Strip Club

September 13, 2013 03:22:59 GMT

Members of English folk rock band reportedly were booted from a famed strip club in Atlanta for using phones in the establishment. According to a TMZ report, the incident took place at the Clermont Lounge on Tuesday night, September 10.
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Mumford and Sons Premieres 'Hopeless Wanderer' Music Video

August 05, 2013 04:43:00 GMT

Grammy Award-winning group has unveiled the music video for their track "Hopeless Wanderer" off album but fans won't get to see any of the band members in it. Instead, they will be treated to the funny antics of four comedians who have been cast to portray the English quartet.
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Video: Mumford and Sons Wraps Up Glastonbury Festival

July 01, 2013 09:05:09 GMT

brought Glastonbury festival to a close on Sunday night, June 30. The band hit the Pyramid Stage at the festival and performed some of their hits, including "I Will Wait", "Little Lion Man", "The Cave", and "Dust Bowl Dance", in front of 80,000 fans.
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Mumford and Sons Sets New Dates for Postponed Shows

June 25, 2013 03:12:53 GMT

Following the emergency surgery undergone by their bassist Ted Dwane a couple of weeks ago to remove the blood clot in his brain, English folk rock band has rescheduled the tour dates they previously postponed due to the health scare. Aside from their own concerts, the Grammy-winning group was also forced to skip their headlining gig at the recently-concluded 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, where filled in for them.
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Mumford and Sons' Bassist Ted Dwane Is Back Home Recovering After Surgery

June 18, 2013 03:57:19 GMT

' member Ted Dwane is on the mend after having a brain surgery to remove a blood clot earlier this month. The bassist posted a message on the band's official website to give update on his condition and assured fans that he's doing well after the health scare.
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Mumford and Sons Cancels Bonnaroo Show as Bassist Is Recovering From Brain Surgery

June 14, 2013 04:53:15 GMT

has canceled their plan to headline Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 15. The British band posted a statement on their Facebook page that read, "We were hoping to have made it out by Bonnaroo this weekend. But it is with sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our scheduled performances at both Bonnaroo and Telluride Festivals, and our show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS."
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Mumford and Sons Cancels Three U.S. Gigs as Bassist Undergoes Brain Surgery

June 12, 2013 02:09:23 GMT

has canceled three U.S. dates as bassist Ted Dwane will undergo a brain surgery. The British rock band announced the unfortunate news on their official website. The band said that Dwane "has been feeling unwell for a few days" before a doctor discovered "a blood clot on the surface of his brain that requires an operation."
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Lollapalooza 2013 Official Line-Up Confirms Mumford and Sons and The Cure as Performers

April 02, 2013 03:32:43 GMT

After an initial announcement two weeks ago that Grammy Award-winning act will perform, the complete line-up for the 2013 Lollapalooza was officially revealed. Others set to play in the August 2-4 music festival in Grant Park in Chicago were earlier reported acts , , , , and Postal Service.
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Mumford and Sons Reveals North American Summer Tour

March 26, 2013 07:23:19 GMT

From rockers/guitarists and to rappers and (in a tandem with pop act ), many artists have lately announced their upcoming concert tours. The latest addition to the list is Grammy Award-winning band , who has revealed they are soon to trek across the U.S. and Canada for a 25-date summer tour.
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Mumford and Sons to Headline Lollapalooza 2013

March 20, 2013 06:45:17 GMT

It's still a month before organizers C3 Presents are set to announce the official line-up for this year's Lollapalooza, but they can't seem to wait any longer when they revealed that Grammy Award-winning act would perform in the summer music festival in Chicago. They will no less lead the three-day event with three other rock bands from August 2 to 4 at the Grant Park.
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Video Premiere: Mumford and Sons' 'Whispers in the Dark'

March 11, 2013 09:28:06 GMT

' members are preparing for a big gig in a newly-premiered music video for their latest single "Whispers in the Dark". The screen that is split into four small frames offers different stories of how each member reaches their destination.
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Mumford and Sons' 'Babel' Keeps No. 1 Spot in Billboard 200

February 28, 2013 03:43:22 GMT

' "" leads an overall slow album sales week to maintain its no. 1 spot in the Billboard 200 for a fifth non-consecutive time. Plunging down 66% with only 63,000 copies sold from its staggering 186,000 unit sales last week, it posts the lowest sales week for a no. 1 album since 's "" album sold a mere 48,000 back in 2012.
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Mumford and Sons Explores New Genre on Next Album, May Work With Jay-Z

February 26, 2013 07:05:31 GMT

English band just won this year's Grammy for Album of the Year for their album "", which is why their recent pronouncement may stun not just their fans but all who know the Marcus Mumford-fronted band for their folk rock sound. The British act wants to rap on their next project and has apparently contacted hip-hop superstar for their third album.
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Mumford and Sons Back on Top of Billboard 200 After Grammy Win

February 21, 2013 03:06:23 GMT

After being named Album of the Year at this year's Grammy Awards, ' "" goes back up to the top spot in the Billboard 200 chart, as expected. It moves up to no. 1 from its previous fourth spot ranking, selling 185,000 copies for a whopping 243% sales increase this week.
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Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons and More to Headline Bonnaroo

February 20, 2013 04:58:33 GMT

and recent Grammy winners will be among the headliners at the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 13 to 16. Marcus Mumford and his folk rock band first played at the festival in 2011, while former member McCartney would make his first appearance at Bonnaroo this year. The four-day music fest will also feature returning headlining act & the Heartbreakers.
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Mumford and Sons, Emeli Sande Lead 2013 Brit Awards Nominations

January 11, 2013 03:29:49 GMT

The Brit Awards has announced the nominees for its 2013 annual awards at a launch event from the Savoy Hotel in London. Folk-rock band , Scottish singer , and the indie-rock quartet of lead the pack with the most number of nominations this year.
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Mumford and Sons, Black Keys and More Tapped to Perform at Grammys

January 10, 2013 06:12:22 GMT

Popular bands and will take the same Grammys stage where country music pop star and R'n'B diva will perform their nominated hits as they are all slated to perform at this year's Grammy Awards on February 10. It will mark the first time that the Black Keys perform on the Grammy stage, and the same goes for indie rock band , newcomers to the annual music awards.
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First Look at 'Private Practice' Wedding in Series Finale

January 03, 2013 08:32:32 GMT

"" will host a wedding before it takes a final bow. 's Addison and 's Jake will walk down the aisle in the series finale of the "" spin-off and the first look at the wedding has been shared in a picture.
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Jennifer Lawrence Calls Acting 'Stupid', Admits She Was Obsessed With NSYNC

January 03, 2013 08:19:43 GMT

Though she has scored plenty of achievements and critical acclaims thanks to her acting skills, casually thinks that being an actor is not really an impressive job. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Oscar-nominated "" actress even calls acting "stupid."
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Peggy Carter Won't Return to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

January 03, 2013 07:27:05 GMT

Steve Rogers' first love interest Peggy Carter will not appear in "", so it's confirmed. , who played the character in "", has stated that she would not reprise her role in the upcoming movie which is going to be set in present day.
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'Unfinished Song' Trailer: Gemma Arterton Tames a Grumpy Old Man

January 03, 2013 06:53:28 GMT

The Weinstein Company has released a trailer for Paul Andrew Williams' dramedy "". The trailer boasts simple-but-touching scenes of a temperament old man whose heart is melted slowly-but-sure by an optimistic young lady played by .
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Bruce Springsteen MusiCares Tribute to Feature Elton John, Mumford and Sons and More

January 03, 2013 06:31:05 GMT

will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year on February 8 in Los Angeles, just two days before Grammy night airing on CBS. The annual MusiCares special, now on its 23rd year, will pay tribute to the rock and roll legend as the Grammy foundation celebrates the 63-year-old's artistic achievements and philanthropic work. The line-up of performers includes some of the biggest names in music such as , , , of and .
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Mumford and Sons May Go 'Electric' on Third Album

December 27, 2012 04:44:40 GMT

U.K. act 's sophomore album "" is doing very well in the charts, reaching no. 1 both in the U.S. and U.K., and has earned the band six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Americana Album, but it's not keeping the group from exploring an arrangement different from their usual folksy rock sound. The members of the English rock band have revealed that despite their recent success, they won't be resting on their laurels and that they're already back at work on their next album, saying they might use an electric guitar or synthesizer on their third album.
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Mumford and Sons Team Up With Idris Elba in New Video 'Lover of the Light'

November 05, 2012 03:41:40 GMT

English folk rock band, , have collaborated with distinguished British actor, , in their new video for "Lover of the Light". The track is from the band's second studio album, "", which was released September 25 in the U.S. and Canada, and debuted at No.1 on Billboard 200.
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Mumford and Sons Stays Put at No. 1 on Hot 200 With 'Babel'

October 18, 2012 02:11:11 GMT

Billboard Hot 200 is flooded with new releases this week, but none of them are able to overtake the crown from last week's champ, . The highest chart entry, indie duo & Ryan Lewis, falls short of reigning the chart and settles at the runner-up place.
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Artist of the Week: Mumford and Sons

October 15, 2012 06:32:25 GMT

Three years after busting the chart with their critically-acclaimed debut album "", returned with a bang. Marcus Mumford and his pals released "" and soared high once again on Billboard Hot 200.
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Mumford and Sons Score Biggest Debut of the Year, Beat Green Day and No Doubt

October 04, 2012 01:46:24 GMT

have a big debut on Billboard 200. Their second album "" easily tops the chart as it sells 600,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The number marks the biggest debut this year, surpassing 's "Believe" which sold 374,000 copies in its first week.
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