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Mumford And Sons (formed in London, 2007) Mumford & Sons rose to fame as a part of the London folk scene that includes artists such as Laura Marling, Noah and the Whale and Johnny Flynn. The lineup of the band consists of Marcus Mumford (banjo, vocals, dobro), Winston Marshall (banjo, vocals, dobro), Ted Dwane, (vocals, double bass) and Ben Lovett (Vocals, accordian, keyboard).

Music Career: After forming in 2007, Mumford & Son's popularity rose, as they toured the following year with support from the likes of Peggy Sue ad Alessi's Ark. At the end of 2008, the band was longlisted for the BBC's 'Sound of 2009' music poll. The poll was eventually topped by Little Boots.

'Little Lion Man' was the debut single from their first studio album, Sigh No More. The track was supported by a number of high profile radio DJs, including Xfm's Dave Berry as well as Zane Lowe and Greg James of BBC Radio 1.

'Little Lion Man' brought the band popularity across the globe, being voted number one in the Australian Triple J Hottest 100 and seeing them perform on The Late Show With David Letterman. Mumford & Sons also performed The Cave live on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

In October 2010, Mumford & Sons performed live on Later. with Jools Holland with Ray Davies of The Kinks.

In 2010, Mumford & Sons proved to be hugely popular at the UK's summer festivals, such as Leeds Festival, when the queues outside their tent were so huge that many fans could not get in to see the band.

Lead singer Marcus Mumford is dating the folk singer Laura Marling. In 2010, they released an EP entitled 'Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Dharohar Project'.

In 2012 the band released their second studio album entitled Babel which saw the quartet win a Grammy award for Album of the Year and it quickly became the fastest selling album in the UK. It also debuted at number one in both the UK and the US. 

After the release of Babel the band went on a supporting tour that continued in to 2013. During this tour they had to cancel some shows due to the fact that bassist Ted Dwane had to be rushed to hospital, a blood clot was found on the surface of his brain. His surgery was successful and he recovered just in time for their headline performance at Glastonbury in 2013.

After the end of their Babel tour Mumford and Sons announced that they were to take a five month break from making music and in February 2014 they went back in to the studio to start work on their third studio album.

In 2015, the band released their third studio album Wilder Mind which also debuted at number one in the UK and the US. They released two lead singles in the form of Believe and The Wolf which both had success in the charts. Following the release of their third album they headlined Reading and Leeds festival returning for the second time.

In 2016 Mumford and Sons released a new collection of songs that they have recorded with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best in Johannesburg on their debut South African tour. The tour mates recorded these tracks over two - all day - and all - night sessions as a celebration of the diverse countries that they perform in keeping their performances fresh and alive.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Mumford & Sons - 02 Arena 10th December 2015 Live Review


"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often" Winston Chrurchill.
Now, that's all well and good, Mr Churchill, but for a lot of people change is something to be feared. After all, why would anyone want to change a winning formula?

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Mumford And Sons did.

How easy it would have been for M&S - actually, let's stick to Mumford and Sons - to continue as they were. Continue to don the baggy shirts, the questionable hats, the double bass, the acoustic guitars and, of course, the infamous and criminally underused banjo. Continue to dominate the indie-folk-pop world with their undeniably effective formula of songwriting from albums one and two. "Not on my watch!" shouts Winston Churchill from a lofty height.

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Florence + The Machine And Kendrick Lamar Added To 2016 BST Hyde Park Line Up


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Florence + the Machine and Kendrick Lamar are the latest headliners to be announced for next year’s BST Festival in Hyde Park. The two acts will share the bill on Saturday July 2nd, with Florence headlining the night. Also on the line-up are Jamie xx and Blood Orange.

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Florence + the Machine headlined the Friday of this year’s Glastonbury festival after the Foo Fighters were force to pull out. Their latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful hit the number one spot in the UK earlier this year.

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Mumford & Sons Confirmed To Headline British Summer Time Festival 2016


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Mumford & Sons have added another major engagement to their increasingly busy schedule for 2016, confirmed a headline gig at the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park in July.

The four-piece group, who departed from their trademark folk sound to pursue a more traditional indie rock style on their third album Wilder Mind, released back in May this year, will be supported by American retro rock act Alabama Shakes and British indie newcomers Wolf Alice at the massive outdoor event on July 8th, 2016.

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BBC Music Awards 2015 To Feature Live Performances From One Direction And Ellie Goulding


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The second annual BBC Music Awards will play host to an impressive list of performers at the end of the year, with One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix and Mumford & Sons among the confirmed acts.

The ceremony, which is being held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on December 10th, is in its second year after the inaugural awards were held in 2014 at London’s Earl’s Court. Just like last year, the evening will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans and broadcast on BBC One, and the radio stations 1 and 2. More than 10,000 tickets are currently on sale to members of the public.

One DirectionOne Direction will be playing at the BBC Music Awards in December

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Mumford & Sons Announce UK Tour During Reading Festival Headline Set


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Mumford & Sons capped off their headline set at the Reading Festival 2015 by announcing to the crowd that they’ll be heading out on a more extensive tour of the UK and Ireland this autumn, in support of their third album Wilder Mind which was released back in May this year.

Marcus Mumford, the frontman of the folk rockers turned indie arena-fillers, told the energised crowd after their opening song ‘Snake Eyes’: “It's f***ing good to be back at Reading, we came here for a party.”

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At Last! James Taylor Has His First Ever Billboard Number 1 Album


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Throughout his lengthy and prestigious career, singer-songwriter James Taylor has achieved many great things, but a US Number One album has always eluded him: until today! Taylor’s 47 year wait for a Billboard chart topping LP came to an end this week as it was announced that his new effort Before This World had outsold all rivals.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor’s 17th studio album sold 97,000 copies in its first week of release to debut atop the Billboard 200, with 96,000 of those coming through actual album sales (as opposed to streaming or track equivalents). His very first album, a self-titled effort, was released in December 1968 but only achieved a chart peak of Number 62 in the US.

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Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store


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Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.

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Friday's line-up is a particularly mixed bag; where you've got music veterans the likes of 80s new wave legends Tears For Fears and 70s R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, you also got newer names such as LA duo Mini Mansions, who recently won acclaim for their second album 'The Great Pretenders', and Brit award winning UK chart toppers Royal Blood. Making some noise on the main What Stage throughout though are house producer Deadmau5, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' rapper Kendrick Lamar and roots rock collective Alabama Shakes

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Eaves Hits The Scottish Highlands As Well As Major Cities For October UK Tour


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In addition to his huge summer festival dates, British singer-songwriter Eaves is set to tour across the UK's major cities in October 2015 with a newly announced headline tour in support of the recent release of his debut album 'What Green Feels Like'.

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Eaves (aka Joe Lyons) will hit Ballater in Scotland on October 14th and will visit the likes of Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and, of course, London where he will play the Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush. It doesn't seem long ago since he finished his last UK run at London's Sebright Arms, and we're not forgetting his slor at Hebden Bridge's January event, Heavenly 25th Weekend.

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This Week's Album Charts: Brandon Flowers, Paul Weller, Sam Smith


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After taking over London in a series of gigs this week, Brandon Flowers has also conquered the UK Charts. His second solo album, The Desired Effect, now sits pretty at the top of the album chart. It was a close race between Flowers and fellow indie frontman Paul Weller, but eventually Flowers’ album finished 5,000 combined chart sales ahead of the rock veteran.

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Flowers and his shiny jacket took over the UK charts this week.

Flowers played one date in Dublin and two at London’s O2 Academy in the past week. In the next few days, the tour will hit Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham.

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Billboard 200 Chart: Mumford & Sons Pitch Slapped By 'Pitch Perfect 2' Soundtrack


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The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has reached the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was released on 8th May, a week before the film entered cinemas in the US and UK on Friday 15th May. However, it reached the No. 1 spot on Wednesday (20th May) after Pitch Perfect 2 reached the top of the box office over the weekend. The film made $70.3 million in the US and Canada alone and its soundtrack is following suit. 

Pitch Perfect 2The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Read More: Review: Pitch Perfect 2 Reunites Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson And The Gang.

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Mumford & Sons - The 2013 Brit Awards at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 20th February 2013

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