The Sons happened by the studios of Radio 2 yesterday so popped in for a chat with old friends Radcliffe and Maconie, and to play a couple of pieces of music for both of them and all of you – including a rather splendid cover of The Beatles’ Carry That Weight – as part of the first ever Live Lounge On 2! Marvellous. And rather worth a listen, even if we do say so ourselves… And we do.
We’re often asked what’s with the name Mumford & Sons; principally, ‘Why are you called Mumford and Sons?’, and, ‘If Mumford & Sons were a shop, what would it be? Butchers? Bakers? Candlestick makers?’ – none of the above, though apparently there is a Mumford & Sons Butchers somewhere trivia fans. Most guess at furniture removal. This is either;
A. Amazing, if based on observations of physique, stamina and lifting prowess
B. Terrible, if based on dropping priceless artefact abilities
Either way, also wrong. The family business is actually that of relationship counsellors. Generations of agony Aunts, Uncles and now Sons – though technically, nephews – passing on expert knowledge gleaned from centuries of wining and dining, and loving and fighting. One pearl of wisdom for you: never kiss on a first date, it’s all about the mystique. Second date? Get wild. Mystique out the window. So-so-so scandalous…
Wow, reckless words. The second night at Shepherd’s Bush Empire is gonna be fun fun fun!
What’s that you say? SECOND night!? That’s right! After the first show at SBE sold out in record time, M&S HQ are proud to announce that The Sons have added a second date, on the 14th of March! What are you waiting for, tickets are up for grabs NOW! Go, go, go…!!
Just a quick note letting you all know that the second job lot of Ted’s tour photos are now up – exclusively – on the wonderful Times Online site. Please note the exclusive has been accentuated in italics, because it’s that exclusive – these tiny pixel-paintings won’t be appearing anywhere else… And please do check them out, ‘cos they’re lovely.
More stunning snaps from the eye of T-Bear for you to share like Pro-Set football cards. Flashback.
You can find the slideshow not at the H, not at the E, not even at the R, but at the last E of HERE!
To those of you who raced to buy tickets for the Mumford & Sons Winter Fair, and believed you had successfully purchased tickets from MusicGlue, only to then be informed today that in fact you do not have tickets, please accept our sincerest apologies.
This was due to the huge volume of traffic experienced by MusicGlue’s site, which resulted in the ticket system overloading and consequently crashing. With no ticket system in place, the site was unable to monitor sales, which led to the event being over sold. Everyone who has invalid tickets has now been notified and can expect to be fully refunded shortly.
*The Winter is now totally SOLD OUT – no tickets are available on the door*
So, the Winter Winds Fair at St. Martins-In-The-Field sold out pretty quickly. Tickets were super limited, so whether you managed to get hold of a mitten-covered handful, or just two tickets, or even just one for that matter, then consider yourself very lucky.
However, if you didn’t, and are feeling as though another one of life’s great chances has slipped through your frozen fingers, don’t be too despondent – look to the East (well, the paragraph below at any rate) and gaze in wonder upon a brightly burning star of hope…
16th March 2010 – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
18th March 2010 – Dublin, Academy
20th March 2010 – Belfast, Spring & Airbrake…And for those of you who like their tour announcements on a visual tip, look no further than this fine VIDDY provided by the boys themselves… I mean literally look no further…