Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons with a fan in Pelham, Alabama in September 9, 2013.
|Birth name||Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall|
|Born||7 December 1988|
|Origin||Fullham, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Folk rock, indie folk|
|Instruments||Vocals, banjo, bass guitar, guitar, dobro|
|Labels||Island Records (UK), Universal Music Group (Canada & AUS) and Glassnote Records (US)|
Winston was born on 7 December 1988 to father Paul Marshall, a British investor, philanthropist, and co-founder of the Marshall Wace LLP hedge fund, and mother Sabina, of French descent. Marshall has one sibling, a sister, named Giovanna.
Marshall is a founding member of the British folk band Mumford & Sons. He plays the banjo, bass guitar, guitar, dobro, and provides backing vocals. Marshall performed with two of his current band members, Marcus Mumford and Ted Dwane, with Laura Marling before Mumford & Sons.
Before Mumford & Sons became established, Marshall ran a jam night at Bosun's Locker, a tiny music club beneath a pasty shop on the King’s Road in Fulham, where a number of musicians who had an affinity for earthy acoustic music hung out and played with each other in fluid lineups.
In October 2013, Marshall joined a temporary supergroup named Salvador Dali Parton with fellow musicians Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show, Mike Harris of Apache Relay, Jake Orrall of JEFF the Brotherhood, and Justin Hayward-Young of the Vaccines. The band, intended as a joke from the start, wrote six songs in 20-minutes on their first day together, held its one and only full-band rehearsal the next day, and performed six shows around Nashville, Tennessee the following night before breaking up.
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