The Musgraves

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The Musgraves
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Roots Music
Years active 2011 – present
Website www.themusgraves.co.uk
Members Matthew Bennett (vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele)
Matt Foundling (piano, keyboards, vocals)
Tom Farnell Jr (drums, percussion)
Lesley-Marie Turner (violin, ukulele, glockenspiel, vocals)

The Musgraves are a British roots-pop band. The band consists of Matthew Bennett (vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele), Matt Foundling (piano, keyboards, vocals), Tom Farnell Jr (drums, percussion), and Lesley-Marie Turner (violin, ukulele, glockenspiel, vocals). The band is based in Birmingham, England, with members from Wolverhampton, Hull and Birmingham.

Career[edit]

The band gained popularity in 2011 with their EP Lost In Familiarity, featuring four songs: "So Sofia"; "Back To Me"; "Discover Me"; and "Fortune Teller". "So Sofia" won support from BBC 6Music and was first played by Tom Robinson. It also won praise from Q Magazine and was featured as a 'Q The Music Track of the Day'.[1]

An instrumental version of "Discover Me" was used as the sound bed for the BT (British Telecom) Wedding,[1] part of a television advertising campaign that followed a fictional couple from their initial meeting through to their wedding day. The Wedding advert premiered during 'Britain’s Got Talent' a week before the official wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. They then appeared on BBC WM Introducing.[1]

The Musgraves debut single, "Last of Me" (to be released digitally in March 2012), was first championed by Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 show. Before appearing on The Graham Norton Show, televised on 3 February 2012, the band had their van containing all of their equipment stolen on Sunday 29 January 2012 from Lichfield.[2] Staffordshire Police are presently investigating the theft of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.[3] The first unsigned band to play the show,[2] the band played the set with borrowed equipment and clothes.[4] A second single, "Comfortable Shoes", is set for release in May 2012. Their debut album will follow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Birmingham band The Musgraves on BBC WM Introducing". BBC WM. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Nick McCarthy (2 February 2012). "Unsigned Birmingham band The Musgraves have kit stolen hours before appearing on Graham Norton Show". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Band’s instruments taken after van is stolen in Lichfield". Lichfield Live. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Musgraves' kit stolen hours before Graham Norton gig". BBC News. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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