Frontman Marcus Mumford attended King's College School in Wimbledon and it was there he first met fellow band member Ben Lovett. Marcus studied classics at the University of Edinburgh but returned to London to focus on his music career after his first year of study. He penned some of Mumford & Sons' debut album, Sign No More during his time in the Scottish capital city.
A handful of similar bands such as Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale were increasing their visibility in West London around the time Mumford & Sons were formed. This gave rise to what some in the media labeled the "West London folk scene."
Marcus Mumford began his musical career playing for various acts including Laura Marling in London throughout the summer of 2007. It was during these gigs that he met the other three members of Mumford & Sons. The quartet bonded over their love of bluegrass and folk and decided to set up the band in December 2007.
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