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Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band

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Famous as :

Rock band

Birth Date :

1991

Birth Place :

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Under the Table and Dreaming" (1994)

Biography


Even when they had not yet produced a single album, Dave Matthews Band already has built their own success through their impressive live performances. With an uncommon blend of jazz, rock, funk, folk, world beat, and even Latin grooves, they have displayed what has been considered as something that is uniquely different from what other jam bands commonly do. The results were the extraordinary compositions, either studio or live albums, which mostly sold for millions copies and unquestionably led to Platinum status. This fantastic accomplishment wonderfully also is supported with the solid base of the band's formation and chemistry which the frontman of the band, Dave Matthews, has admitted of. “We just enjoy ourselves and I think the tightness comes from just knowing each other,” he said. “No two takes in the studio ever sound the same either, when we're in there, so it's sort of the same thing. No two nights repeat themselves too much.” Glancing at all of these, it is very proper then to address Dave Matthews Band as one of the greatest music artists in the world.

The inception of the band certainly could not be separated from Dave Matthews himself (born on January 9, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa). A bartender at a jazz club in Charlottesville, Virginia named Miller's, he actually possessed a desire to make a demo tape of the songs he had written before in order to establish his own band. Upon his meeting with Leroi Moore (born on September 7, 1961 in Durham, North Carolina) at his workplace, he asked this seasoned jazz player to assist him adding depth to his tunes. Moore responded positively after he came to Matthews' house with Carter Beauford (born on November 2, 1972 in Charlottesville, Virginia) and listened to few songs that Matthews had recorded. The band shortly thereafter added 16-years-old musical prodigy Stefan Lessard (born on June 4, 1974 in Anheim, California) based on the recommendation of the substantial local jazz guru, John D'earth. This was quickly followed by the recruitment of Boyd Tinsley (born on May 16, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia) and Peter Griesar.

Latest News


Dave Matthews Band's 'Away From the World' Bows at the Top of Hot 200

September 20, 2012 08:55:42 GMT

For the sixth consecutive time, score a chart-topping album in its debut week on Billboard Hot 200. Their latest studio set "" bows at the top spot of the chart this week with 266,000 copies.
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Dave Matthews Band Announce New Album and 2012 Tour Dates

February 16, 2012 02:26:35 GMT

Three years after "", finally confirm that they are back in the studio for a brand new album. They reunite with Steve Lillywhite, who produced their first three studio albums, "", "" and "".
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Miley, Ke$ha, Adele and More Artists' Cover of Bob Dylan's Songs Streamed

December 11, 2011 15:52:18 GMT

"Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan", which features over 70 artists, has begun streaming on the Facebook page of Amnesty International. The compilation has new cover versions of the legend's catalog from various artists such as , , Pete Seeger, , , and .
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Taylor Swift Kicks Off NFL With Dave Matthews Band

September 10, 2010 08:34:39 GMT

The turned up the heat at their televised National Football League (NFL) pre-game warm-up concert in New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday night, September 9 when they performed a rendition of "Talking Heads' Burning Down the House".
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Heat at Bonnaroo Festival Killed One Fan

June 15, 2010 04:56:04 GMT

The soaring temperatures at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival claimed the life of one music fan on Sunday, June 13 after suffering from heat exhaustion. David Sloan of North Carolina collapsed and died at the age of 29 after revelling at the festival's 700-acre farm in Manchester, according to the local Tullahoma News and Guardian.
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Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon and More Lined Up for Bonnaroo Fest

February 10, 2010 04:52:17 GMT

Those who will rock Manchester, Tennessee at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have been announced. Among the performers are , , , and .
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Pink, Dave Matthews Band and More Added to Performers Line-Up of 2010 Grammys

January 05, 2010 07:40:53 GMT

More big stars have been booked to rock the January 31 ceremony of Grammy Awards. The newly-announced musical guests are as well as and .
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