Mumford and Sons Debut Album “Sigh no More” was released in October 2009 to much critical Acclaim and rave reviews and won the band a UK Brit Award in 2010 (Best Album), and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize Award in the same year. Outside of Britain, Mumford & Sons also picked up two Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Rock Song), and performed alongside Bob Dylan covering Maggie’s Farm at the awards themselves. To date Sigh No More has sold in excess of 4 million copies globally and Soon after their awesome appearance at Glastonbury 2011 Mumford and Son’s commenced work on their second album “Babel” which is due for release on 24th September 2012 and contains the tracks: Babel, Whispers in the Dark, I Will Wait, Holland Road, Ghosts that we Knew, Lover of the Light, Lover’s Eyes, Reminder, Hopeless Wanderer, Broken Crown, Below my Feet and Not with Haste
The earliest memories of the band performing together are within the close confines of a rehearsal room in Putney, and street-side jamming sessions on the pavement ahead of a show. It was a scene already common to the band as musicians falling in and out of bands of each and every genre. Band members Ben Lovett and Marcus Mumford were already working on songs together from their school days, but those songs didn’t realise their full potential until Winston Marshall (armed with a banjo and dobro), and Ted Dwane (double bass, but with a penchant for being a multi-instrumental marvel) gave these songs new arrangements, and injected them with a real ‘band’ dynamic.
Mumford & Sons record the debut album at Eastcote Studios with producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, The Maccabees) and ‘Sigh No More’ was released in the UK As is typical in London, if a good band forms, word tends to travel quickly, and Within a few months, Mumford & Sons were releasing their eponymously named debut EP, through the fledgling independent Chess Club Records label, which featured the first, self-produced recordings of ‘Roll Away Your Stone’, ‘Awake My Soul’, and ‘White Blank Page’
They also toured relentlessly in support of the album, The live shows in London sold-out instantly and were rammed to the rafters and this was soon replicated across the whole of the UK and The British and Ireland shows were selling out rapidly with each and every passing tour. A second EP was released, ‘Love Your Ground’, which featured the band’s own recordings of ‘Little Lion Man’ and the firm live favourite, ‘Feel The Tide’. This was followed by more touring, round Europe and They also had a ten-day live adventure across India, and also played to sold-out arenas in America and Australia,