Mumford & Sons – The Beginning
Mumford & Sons originated in 2007 and started to perform in different music festivals and shows before even releasing a formal record. Sharing similar music tastes with the artists like Laura Marling and Johnny Flynn, the band performed with these musicians at festivals such as Glastonbury Festival. Before the end of 2008, the band had toured UK and Australia. Mumford & Sons released an EP named Love Your Ground
in November 2008 and hence a wonderful year came to an end.
Encouraged by the recognition received during their live concerts in UK and Australia, Mumford & Sons started to organize their musical efforts. Combining their talents and incredible song-crafting, the band released their first full-fledged studio album Sigh No More
in October 2009. The album turned out to be an international success and topped the music charts in US, Australia and Ireland. Reaching at two on Billboard 200 and UK Albums chart, the album was eventually certified as Double Platinum in the US. The band played at major venues in different countries. Mumford and the Sons tickets
sold well in those countries and their shows made them one of the most sought after international bands.
The band went on to tour major destinations around the world and was warmly received by the audiences. In the coming two years, the band received critical acclaim for their musicianship and won many awards. Smash hits like The Cave
and Little Lion Man
made them one of the hottest global artists. Taking a brief break from extensive touring and live performing, the members worked on their next album. Mumford & Son's sophomore record presented better and musically more impressive songs that marked another remarkable success for the band.
hit the shelves in September 2012 and it became an international chart topper. The album clinched peak positions at the Billboard 200 and UK charts and sold around 2,347,000 records in the US alone. Spawning megahits such as I Will Wait
and Lover of the Night
, the album proved to be a musical mammoth. The album also earned Mumford & Sons several awards in 2013 and boosted the international image of the group.
The Quirky Quartet
Mumford & Sons consists of four multitalented and charismatic members; Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall. Marcus serves as the front-man of the band and also plays the guitar, mandolin and drums. Lovett contributes as the keyboardist and drummer for the group besides providing backing vocals. Marshall brings in the folk touch by playing banjo and resonator guitar while Dwane plays the guitar and string bass. These band mates together form a collective musical force that weaves their records with great vigor and energy.
Awards and Honors
Mumford & Sons' appealing artistry and versatility has won them numerous awards and accolades. The band has many prestigious awards in their winning list including:
3 Billboard Music Awards
2 Brit Awards
1 Echo, Q, Juno and ARIA Music Award