Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford (born 31 January 1987) is an American-British musician and producer best known as the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. He also plays a number of instruments with the group, including guitar, drums and mandolin.
Marcus was born on 31 January 1987, in Yorba Linda, California, to English parents. As a result, he has held both British and US citizenship from birth. Mumford has an older brother, James.
Mumford's family moved back to their native England when Marcus was six months old. He grew up in Wimbledon Chase, southwest London, and attended King's College School in Wimbledon. There he met future fellow band member Ben Lovett. He returned to London to focus on his music career after his first year of study at the University of Edinburgh.
It was in Edinburgh that he penned most of Mumford & Sons' debut album, Sigh No More. He began his musical career playing drums for Laura Marling on tour, along with the other current members of Mumford & Sons. It was through touring with Marling and gaining experience playing gigs, as well as experimenting with his early writing that they decided to form the band in 2007...
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