Mumford & Sons lead guitarist Winston Marshall’s tweet comes a day after the band released their first new album in five years. The band dropped their album ‘Delta’ on June 21, after releasing the singles ‘Break it Up’ and ‘Moonshiner’. The band’s last album was the Grammy Award-winning Delta,’ which was released in 2015. The band has won an incredible nine Grammy Awards, from their seven albums, since 2008.
Internet users immediately went to Marshall’s account and began slamming the band for his tweet. “Wait, I thought you guys were just a bunch of British folk singers or something. But you’re actual Nazis. Wow. Just wow. I’m mad at myself for being so naive,” one Twitter user wrote. “You are a terrible human being,” wrote another. “I literally cannot believe I own your last album. You’re a piece of crap,” wrote another user. “I don’t want my money back, I want you to burn in hell,” wrote another.
Who is Winston Marshall?
Marshall is the son of the British journalist and critic, Charles Shaar Murray. His initial schooling was at a private school but later he studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he met the other members of the band, ‘Mumford & Sons’. In 2012, he also played as a guitarist in the band ‘The Remnant Kings’.
Marshall is also a proficient banjoist and guitarist. He is also a singer, songwriter, and composer. He has also recorded some solo music, which was released in 2012, through his Twitter account.
Before ‘Mumford & Sons’, Winston Marshall was a part of a band called ‘Captain Kick and the Cowboy Ramblers’, a bluegrass sleaze rap band, in which he played the banjo and guitar. He also played the banjo in the band ‘The Remnant Kings’ which included a drummer, a bassist, and a guitarist.
Marshall has performed as a banjoist in many of the concerts held by Mumford & Sons, including the Glastonbury Festival. He also performed as a guitarist on the track, ‘Hopeless Wanderer’, the first single of Mumford & Sons’ second album ‘Babel’, in 2012.
In 2012, Winston Marshall released his first solo music, titled ‘Somedays’, which was released on his Twitter account. He also performed as a banjoist on the track, ‘The Wolf’, which was featured in the ‘Howl’ EP, released by ‘The Remnant Kings’.
Marshall has also performed as a banjoist, guitarist, and vocalist with the British band, ‘Gentlemen of the Road’, which includes Mumford & Sons’ lead singer, Marcus Mumford, in addition to a banjoist, a guitarist, and a violinist.
Marshall was also a part of the campaign, ‘Wear Sunscreen’, which was created by the American writer, Mary Schmich, in 1997. In 2012, he recorded a song, ‘How Can I Keep from Singing?’ for the film, ‘Les Miserables’.
Marshall has also composed the music for the film, ‘The Levelling’, directed by Hope Dickson Leach, which was released in 2015. He wrote the music for the song, ‘No Matter Where You Are’, which was featured in the film.
Marshall has been in a relationship with the British actor, Lily James since 2014. The couple has a daughter, born in 2017.
Marshall’s net worth is estimated to be $11 million.
Apart from his musical abilities, Winston Marshall is also an avid photographer. He has shared most of his photographs through Twitter.