“Mumford & Sons” is the folk-rock group from London; founded at the end of 2007, the group gained popularity on the London folk scene along with such artists as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Jay Jay Pistolet, and “Noah and the Whale”. Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, percussions), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, organ), Ted Dwane (vocals, bass guitar) are a part of the group. Having signed the contract with Island Records label, they let out the debut album “Sigh No More” on October 5, 2009, with the main single “Little Lion Man”.
About Mumford & Sons
The album became a hit in Great Britain (#6 at UK Album Charts) and became #1 in the Top Independent Albums list of the Billboard magazine. Their first album, “Mumford and Sons” has recorded on their money. All the instruments have been leased.
For 10 years, “Mumford and Sons” has released three successful albums, including a stunning debut “Sigh No More” and “Babel”, which received the Grammy award.
In 2010, “Sigh No More” was nominated for Mercury Prize. In 2011, they became the owners of BRIT Awards 2011 as the Best British album. The group became platinum several times and in several countries.
The group owns a record label Gentlemen of the Road, in which all three albums were released. And on major label Island too.
Every year, the musicians holds their own festival “Dubbed the Stopover Festival”. In addition to the musical component, it also includes other activities.
Winston Marshall, who plays bongos, is interested in electronic dance music. His techno project called “Tech No Notice” is not well known, but it does not negate the musician's versatility.
In 2011, “Mumford and Sons”, together with the groups “Old Crow Medicine Show” and “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros” undertook the first and the last of its kind tour called “Railroad Revival Tour”. Three teams traveled from California to Louisiana by railroad by the rare clunker.
In their early career, the participants of “Mumford and Sons” worked with the folk singer Laura Marling. The group is now cooperating with her too.
The guys from “Mumford and Sons” are producing young groups. Mumford recently worked on a new album of King Charles and Christian Letta “Hold Fast”. Ben Lovett has produced the albums of Peggy Sue, Simon Phyllis and the top release of Ellie Goulding “Lights”.
In 2015, after a six-month break, the group issued their third album “Wilder Mind” with a completely new sound. Instead of acoustic guitar and banjo, the guys went on a tight sound with drums. According to the band, they wanted to “shake things up”.
“Mumford and Sons” did not only played with Bob Dylan. Marcus has also helped him with an album of rarities “Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes”.