Produced in California in 1987, Marcus Mumford moved to his parents’ native England when he was just half a year old. He played in a jazz band as a teen. The group released its first record Sigh No More in 2009. In the year 2012, the group put out its next record Babel, which won the Grammy Award for album of the year.
He moved to England in the age of six months where his parents created a division of the Vineyard Churches, an evangelical Christian organization.
Mumford was exposed to a wide array of musical influences. Among the primary records he listened to was his mom’s copy of Bob Dylan’s Slow Train Coming (1979). As a teen, Mumford was also powerfully transferred by the bluegrass-imbued soundtrack for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
After being rejected by both Oxford and Cambridge University, he ended up in the University of Edinburgh. There, Mumford fought a bit. I neglected to get to the schools I Had needed to, which was what I Had pinned all my hopes to, actually. I ‘d no clue what I needed to do. I had left home and kind of left behind the values that I grew up with and I did not actually have anything to fall back on.”
The group soon won over crowds using their fascinating fusion of rock, folk and bluegrass styles. After releasing several EPs, the group released its debut record Sigh No More in 2009. It finally sold more than 2.4 million copies in the United States.
Mumford appeared in the Grammy Awards along with his group in 2011. The group performed “The Cave” and functioned as a back-up band for Bob Dylan. The opportunity to work with Dylan was a fantasy come true for Mumford. As he described to Entertainment Weekly, “When our supervisor said, ‘It Is Bob Dylan,’ I got from bed and ran outside and jumped about like a madman!”
In the year 2012, Mumford experienced another surge of popularity with his group’s following launch, Babel. In its first week of launch, the record sold more than 600,000 copies. The record proved to be a critical success too. The group picked up the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Babel.
Marcus Mumford wed celebrity Carey Mulligan in 2012. The pair had known each other as kids, but they did not begin dating until 2011. The couple tied the knot the subsequent April with a service officiated by Mumford’s dad and held in the English countryside. Mumford had formerly dated English vocalist Laura Marling.