Marcus Mumford

Born in Yorba Linda, California on January 31, 1987, Marcus Mumford is a British American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the leader of UK-based folk rock band Mumford and Sons. The son of English parents, Marcus Mumford was born in Southern California but moved to London when he was six months old. He grew up in Wimbledon Chase and attended King’s College School, where he met future Mumford and Sons collaborator Ben Lovett. After spending a year studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, he decided to return to London and pursue music as a career. Marcus Mumford’s musical career began as a member of British folk singer Laura Marling’s band. He began writing songs and, in 2007, he and several other members of Marling’s band formed Mumford and Sons. Their debut album, Sigh No More, was released in 2009 and was an international success, reaching Number 2 in the US and UK. Their sophomore album, Babel (2012), was even more successful, reaching the top of the charts on both sides of the pond. 2015’s Wilder Mind and 2018’s Delta did similar business, making Mumford and Sons one of the most popular UK bands in the world. During Mumford and Sons’ string of hits, Marcus Mumford also found time in 2014 to collaborate with Elvis Costello, Jim James, Taylor Goldsmith, T-Bone Burnett, and others on the album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, an album of new songs using previously unreleased lyrics by Bob Dylan. Marcus Mumford produced albums for Christian Letts (2015’s Hold Fast) and King Charles (2016’s Gamble for a Rose). He made his first recording as a solo artist in 2020 when he released his version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as a single. In July 2022, Marcus Mumford released “Cannibal,” the first single from his long-awaited self-titled debut album. Two weeks later, he issued the second single, “Grace.”

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