Biography

Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford was born January 31, 1987, in Yorba Linda, California. He is a British singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of Mumford & Sons. He plays a variety of instruments including; guitar, drums, mandolin, and many more. Marcus family moved back to England when he was only six months old and was raised in Wimbledon Chase, Southwest London, along with his older brother James. Marcus holds dual American citizenship due to the place of his birth.

“I approach my life haphazardly. Not much holiness and only as much wisdom as I can muster.” – Marcus Mumford

Marcus was educated at Windlesham House School, along with future band member Ted Dwane, and King’s College School in Wimbledon, where he met future 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. This is where he collaborated on 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.

Marcus was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of music stars in December 2012 for his achievements with Mumford & Sons. 

Quick facts

  • Name: Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford
  • Birthday: January 31, 1987
  • Birth Place: Anaheim, California
  • Raised in: Wimbledon, London
  • Instruments: Guitar, drums, percussion, bass, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, ukulele, melodica, tambourine, triangle

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