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Dave Matthews
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Dave Matthews performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name David John Matthews
Born (1967-01-09) January 9, 1967 (age 55)
Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts
  • Dave Matthews Band (DMB)
  • Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  • Dave Matthews & Friends
  • Trey Anastasio

David John Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer-songwriter, musician, actor and record label owner. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band (DMB).

During the period from 2000 to 2010, his band sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America.

Matthews has had multiple acting roles. He has also won two Grammy Awards: one with the Dave Matthews Band in 1997 for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("So Much to Say") and one in 2004 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance ("Gravedigger") from his solo album.

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