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'.
The band celebrated the chart success of their new album 'Wilder Mind' by headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and will be embarking on a tour of the UK's major cities in November.
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.”
Marcus Mumford performing with Mumford & Sons at Reading Festival 2015
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The veteran singer-songwriter had been waiting nearly 50 years for a US Number One album.
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.
James Taylor scored his first ever US No.1 album
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From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.
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.
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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He'll also support Mumford & Sons in Europe this summer.
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'.
Eaves announces headline UK tour
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.
This week, The Killers frontman dominated the chart all on his own.
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.
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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Mumford and Sons' album, 'Wilder Moments', has been knocked off the top of the Billboard 200 album chart by the 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack.
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.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
Having just released their number one latest album 'Wilder Minds' in May 2015, Mumford & Sons perform their 2012 single 'I Will Wait' (from previous album release 'Babel') on the TV series 'Live from the Artists Den'.
Their third album 'Wilder Mind' stormed to the top of the charts with nearly a quarter of a million sales in its first week.
As was widely expected, folk-turned-rock group Mumford & Sons have raced to the top of the American Billboard charts, selling nearly 150% more than its nearest rival in the process. Wilder Mind, their third album, sold 249,000 copies in its first week to claim the Number 1 spot, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The figure isn’t anywhere near as large as the first week sales for their last record Babel, which shifted a whopping 600,000 units back in 2012, and remains the biggest sales week for a guitar album this decade.
Mumford & Sons top the Billboard Albums chart once more
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The recently relaunched, subscription-only Tidal has divided mainstream music stars, with folk rockers Mumford & Sons the latest to attack it.
Folk-rock superstars Mumford & Sons might have just started some beef with Jay Z after they criticised his new streaming service Tidal as being for the benefit of “new school f***ing plutocrats”.
In a new interview with The Daily Beast, lead singer Marcus Mumford was insistent that his band has no intention of being one of the big name artists to abandon Spotify in favour of the subscription-only service Tidal, which was re-launched by a galaxy of stars at a New York press conference at the end of March.
Mumford & Sons performing live
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2nd September, 2015