- Full name: David John Matthews
- Born: January 9, 1967
- Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Occupation: Singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
- Marital status: Married
Dave Matthews Net worth history
Dave Matthews is the lead singer/songwriter for the iconic Dave Matthews Band. Dave formed the band in 1991 in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1994, The Dave Matthews Band released their major label debut, Under The Table And Dreaming, which went all the way to number 11 in the Billboard 200. The success continued for The Dave Matthews band through the 90’s and 2000’s. From 2000-2010, the Dave Matthews Band sold more concert tickets and made more money than any other act in North America.
Their most recent studio album, Away from the World, released in 2012, made The Dave Matthews Band the only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut at number 1 on the Billboard charts.
Aside from songwriting for the Dave Matthews Band, Dave also spent a considerable amount of time working solo and working with other artists.
About Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews will go down as a legend. There’s no question about that. The music and the message -created a large audience of people who can relate to it. The intoxicating jam sessions in their live performances, the lyrics that paint a beautiful visual portrait, to the voice that pieces it all together. The Dave Matthews Band is a musical treasure and we should all be grateful that we can experience it.
Dave Matthews resides in Seattle, Washington with this wife of 15 years, Ashley. The couple has 2 twin daughters, Stella and Grace, and a son – August Oliver.
Dave works along side Willie Nelson and Neil Young on the Board of Directors for Farm Aid – which raises money for farmers in the United States.
Dave has also appeared in many films such as: I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry, Just Go With it, Where the Red Fern Grows, and others. He has also appeared in television shows and popular music documentaries.
The Dave Matthews Band is well-known for giving back to charity. According to the band’s website, the BAMA Works fund (their own charity), has contributed over $8.5 million to a wide variety of need organizations. The band donated the $1 million raised during a charity concert to homeless and children’s charities in San Francisco, California.
Dave has 2 Grammy Awards under his belt –
•1997: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group – “So Much to Say”, Dave Matthews Band
•2004: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance – “Gravedigger”, Dave Matthews
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards –
•Most performed song from a motion picture – “Where Are You Going” (Mr. Deeds)
•Dave Matthews was awarded D.M.A. by Haverford College on May 15, 2005.
•Dave Matthews was the recipient of the Orville Gibson Award for Best Acoustic Guitarist. 2002.
The Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dave actually spent the majority of his youth in South Africa – where he was born and spent the first 2 years of his life. Matthews’ family returned to South Africa in 1977, where he stayed until finishing high school in 1985.