"The first time I heard one of your Six-Strings, I said, "I think that's the most amazing sound I've ever heard!" Genuinely, never heard a ukulele sound like that. And I love the one you made for me from the Blue Pond Myrtle. This is such a privilege!"
band(s): Mumford and Sons
Since they formed in December 2007, the members of Mumford & Sons have shared a common purpose: to make music that matters, without taking themselves too seriously. Four young men from West London in their early twenties, they have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful, melancholy voices. They are staunch friends - Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane - who bring their music to us with the passion and pride of an old-fashioned, much-cherished, family business. They create a gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon, and their incredible energy draws us in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their magical community of misty-eyed men.
While the entire band seems to share instruments, Ben concentrates on various forms of the keyboard.
Ben, along with former Cherbourg bassist Kevin Jones, and acclaimed producer Ian Grimble, is also co-founder of Communion - a flourishing community of musicians and fans alike, providing a first independent platform for the freshest young artists on London’s circuit and beyond. Since its humble beginnings from a West London basement bar, Communion has branched out across the UK to Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, York, Oxford, Dublin and Belfast, and internationally to Sydney and New York City. Communion is now working closely with the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, The Camden Crawl, HMV’s Next Big Thing series, The NME awards, Belfast’s Open House Festival, and many more clubs and companies who all have a hand in promoting exciting new music to as big and broad an audience as possible.
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