Have you been itching for your Mumford fix while the boys are on hiatus? Well, I can’t give you all 4… yet. But here are the latest updates on what has been keeping the boys busy.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Marcus has kept himself busy by promoting the Inside Llewyn Davis movie. He helped produce the soundtrack as well as appears on two songs on the album. He showed up at the special charity premiere concert where he performed some of the tracks with the rest of the musicians and some of the cast.
You can stream the full soundtrack at NPR. If you want to listen to the recently release The Auld Triangle which features two of the Punch Brothers, Justin Timberlake, and Marcus on harmonies, you can find the direct NPR link here. (edit to add: The album is now available on Amazon! Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording)
While Marcus is found in backing vocals on The Auld Triangle, the soundtrack also features a duet with him and Oscar Issac on Fink’s Song. You can listen to the song in the video below.
Finally, catch up with some of the pictures from the premiere charity event below. You can click on the thumbnails to make them larger.
Tribute Shows and Parody Bands
Mr. Winston Marshall has kept himself even busier! He performed at a tribute show for the fallen member of The Charlatans, Jon Brookes. He performed along side guitarist Freddie Cowan and bassist Arni Arnason of the Vaccines, Manic Street Preachers’ singer James Dean Bradfield, New Order’s Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert, the Chemical Brothers and Liam Gallagher. While we were excited at just this initial appearance, he went on to be a part of a super group Salvador Dali Parton with members of JEFF, The Vaccines, and Apache Relay! Performing 6 gigs in just one night, the band broke up as quickly as it formed.
Sources say they wrote 6 songs in just one day, had one day of rehersal, and performed the 6 gigs the next day all before breaking up. As you can see our lovely Winston is performing in a blonde wig and a dress complete with fishnets. He even crowdsurfed at one gig while playing an entire song. Oh, we love you for stuff like this Winston.
Here is a video from the tribute concert:
Here is a video from one of the Salvador Dali Parton gigs:
You can also view some more here.
Life would not be complete without a mini gallery of Winston in a dress. You can click on the thumbnails to view larger photos.
Making the Music World a Better Place
photo courtesy of Rebecca Pierceus
Is that an NKOTB shirt!? Anyhow, Ben has been keeping himself busy being a savior to the music world. That may seem a bit much, but he is seriously putting his love of music and talent within the business side of it to good use with Communion. Communion started out in London with a few friends of Ben’s as club nights to promote some of their favorite artists. Annoyed with the current standing of the way things were, bands having to beg their friends and family to attend their gigs otherwise they may not even get paid, Ben knew there had to be a better way. While Communion took off and eventually became a full on music management service. Ben has been spending a lot of time in the States recently promoting Communion Club Nights.
For one very low price you can see a handful of great bands with an after party DJed by none other than Mr. Lovett himself. While the October shows are over, it is rumored that he wants to keep them going as a monthly tradition.
A Show of Faces
Ted had a photography exhibit at Londonnewcastle Project Space entitled “A Show of Faces”. Taken from his website:
“Whilst on tour as part of one of the most successful British bands of the last 10 years, Mumford & Sons, Dwane captures the many faces he encounters on the road using his Rolleiflex and mobile darkroom.
‘A Show of Faces’ will for the first time present a series of Dwane’s existing works whilst also accommodating his latest project ‘Major Minor Portraits’, a live collaboration between Dwane and immersive theatre group Reuben Feels.”
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