Instruments

The band Mumford and Sons plays a very wide variety of instruments making a unique sound that attracts many. The lead singer, Marcus Mumford, plays the acoustic guitar, bass drum, and the tambourine with his feet using kick petals. He also occasionally plays the piano, mandolin, and resonator guitar. Ben Lovett primarily plays the piano, keyboard, and the accordion, as well as small percussion shakers. Winston Marshall, known as “Country,” typically plays the banjo and resonator guitar. On very rare occasions, he plays the electric bass and banjolin (mandolin/banjo combination). Last but not least, Ted Dwane, plays the upright bass, electric bass, and drums. The rest is sung by all four members and for songs like White Blank Page and Winter Winds, a few people come in to assist with horns and violins. The combination of musical instruments and poetic lyrics makes Mumford and Sons an original band.

Lead Singer

Marcus Mumford is best known today as the lead singer of Mumford and Sons, an English folk band. Born in Anaheim, California, Mumford left at six months and headed back to his families’ native land, England. Here, he met up with fellow band member Ben Lovett at King’s College School in Wimbledon. Mumford later decided to return to London to write the first album, Sigh No More, after playing drums for Laura Marling. In 2007, the band formed and was given the name Mumford because of the primary role Marcus has with writing and organizing for the first album. Ever since then, the band has playing their music for the entertainment of people across the globe.

 

Who are Mumford and Sons?

Mumford and Sons are an English folk band that consists primarily of four people named Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboard, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobra, guitar), and Ted Dwayne (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). Since 2009, Mumford and Sons has  been performing in the UK and US to build support for their debut album, Sigh No More. The album shot to number one in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand and peaked at number two on the UK album chart and the Billboard 200 in the US. The band’s second album, Babel, released in September of 2012, has found mainstream success becoming the fastest selling album in the UK, and the biggest selling debut in 2012 in the US. Over the years, the band has received two Grammy awards, one for Best New Artist, and another for Best Rock Song (“Little Lion Man). They currently have been on the road broadcasting the album Babel throughout the US and the UK. Recently, Mumford and Sons recorded their live performance as the official video of the song “I Will Wait” at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado.