Dave Matthews Band

Biography

Dave Matthews Band was the idea that South African vocalist and guitarist Dave Matthews created and realized in the early nineties. The new group’s music was built on pop foundation with the additions of jazz and funk. Apart from Dave, the lineup also included Virginia-based instruments Boyd Tinsley, Leroy Moore, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard and a short-time participant Peter Greasar. The musicians focused on the massive concert activities, which appeared a wise policy. The fresher’s impressive shows all over the country delighted music lovers who spread the good news of the stars emerging amazingly fast. In 1993, Greasar quit Dave Matthews Band, which did not prevent the group from following the confirmed schedule and releasing the live record Remember Two Things the same year. Having considered lots of proposals, the musicians chose to sing a contract with RCA. In September 1994, Dave Matthews Band issued their debut studio effort named Under the Table and Dreaming. Backed by the major hit What Would You Say, this record sold over a million copies.

A solid start like that one required a solid continuation that followed in 1996 with the release of Crash, a record to become platinum in shortest possible terms. The same year, Dave Matthews Band launched a large-scale campaign fighting bootleggers that offered their semi-legal records. As a result, American authorities assigned considerable fines to numerous foreign stores involved in such unlawful business. In the autumn of 1997, Dave Matthews Band delivered to the market the double CD Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95. It took the new product only five months to sell more than a million copies, which granted the band sold out concerts for the tours to come. In April 1998, the group released arguably their most mature and creative album, Before These Crowded Streets, to be followed in a year by the release of another live record, Listener Supported.

Dave Matthews Band hailed the new millennium working hard in the studio. 2001 saw them prepare the first album with wide application of electric guitar, Everyday. A year later, the band issued a compilation of unreleased stuff, Busted Stuff. In 2003, Dave Matthews tried to work apart from his band and made a solo album under the title Some Devil. The musician gave a streak of concerts to promote it, supported by the instrumentalist who had never played with him before. Boyd Tinsley also launched his own project. Shortly afterwards, Dave Matthews Band summoned again to go on another nationwide tour and released two more live albums, The Central Park Concert и The Gorge. In 2005, the group prepared their first in four years studio long player, Stand Up. Just like its predecessors, this one topped the charts, which made Dave Matthews Band the third performer after U2, and Metallica to have four number one albums in a row. In 2006, the group added to their discography a collection of studio and unreleased live versions of their top songs, The Best of What's Around, Vol. 1. In a year, Dave Matthews Band presented their listeners with another concert record, Live at Piedmont Park. Addicted to the stage life, the musicians suddenly shifted from the launched preparations of the new studio album to touring and postponed the release of the fresh material to 2009. Called Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King, this album arrived after Leroy Moore’s death caused by a severe ATV accident. The group dedicated this effort to the memory of their deceased friend. In 2010 the band released two concert albums in a row: Live In Las Vegas and Live In New York City. Both records were performed in the highest level and demonstrated the incredible energy of Dave Matthews Band’s show. There is no doubt that these new albums turned out to be a great present to the group’s fans who could enjoy the atmosphere of their favourite musicians’ gig.

Studio Albums

Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King mp3Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
The atmosphere of Dave Matthews Band's new album Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King is soaked with the sudden loss of one of its members– the music imposes melancholy. It was recorded in New Orleans with the help of the producer Rob Cavallo
2009
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
Dave Matthews Band, Stand Up mp3Stand Up
Dave Matthews Band obviously had a lot of fun writing and producing this record, and this sort of cooperative behavior and sense of community often produces the more intriguing and complete material
2005
  • Pop/Rock
  • Soft Rock
Dave Matthews Band, Weekend On The Rocks mp3Weekend On The Rocks
Dave Matthews Band's Weekend on The Rocks captures highlights from the band's four-night stand in September 2005 at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The album includes numerous tracks that have never been released on Dave Matthews Band live recordings
2005
    Dave Matthews Band, Everyday mp3Everyday
    2001
    • Pop/Rock
    • Soft Rock
    Dave Matthews Band, Crash mp3Crash
    1996
    • Jazz-Rock
    • Rock

    EP

    Compilation albums

    Lives

    Dave Matthews Band, Live in New York City mp3Live in New York City
    2010
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock
    Dave Matthews Band, Live at Piedmont Park mp3Live at Piedmont Park
    The acknowledged masters of live gigs, the American rockers Dave Matthews Band released a new concert record Live At Peidmont Park, which features dynamic and fresh interpretations of their time-checked repertoire
    2007
    • African Popular Music
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock
    Dave Matthews Band, Live in Chicago 12.19.98 mp3Live in Chicago 12.19.98
    2001
    • African Popular Music
    • Rock
    Dave Matthews Band, Listener Supported mp3Listener Supported
    1999
    • Jazz-Rock
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