The band's founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews , bassist Stefan Lessard , drummer and backing vocalist Carter Beauford , violinist and backing vocalist Boyd Tinsley , and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. As of , Matthews, Lessard and Beauford are the only remaining founding members still performing with the band. Dave Matthews Band's major label debut album, Under the Table and Dreaming , brought the band worldwide fame and was eventually certified six times platinum. Their album, Come Tomorrow , debuted at No. A jam band , Dave Matthews Band is renowned for its live shows. The band is known for playing songs differently each performance; this practice has become a staple of their live shows since the early s. Songwriter David John Matthews , working in Charlottesville, Virginia , as a bartender at Miller's bar in November , became a friend of a lawyer named Ross Hoffman. Hoffman convinced Matthews to record a demo of the few songs he had written, and encouraged him to approach Carter Beauford , a local drummer on the Charlottesville music scene. Beauford had been in several bands and was then playing on a jazz show on BET.
David John Matthews born January 9, is a South African-born American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and record label owner,  best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band DMB. Matthews was born in Johannesburg ,   and moved frequently between South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States while growing up. Matthews started playing acoustic guitar at the age of nine. From to , Matthews predominantly focused on songwriting and performing with the Dave Matthews Band, which he started in Charlottesville, Virginia in Since then, he has also done various solo performances and produced other records. During the period from to , his band sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America. This record was extended to seven consecutive number one albums with the release, Come Tomorrow. In addition to music, Matthews has had multiple acting roles. In , the Matthews family moved to Cambridge, England for a year before returning to New York, where his father died from lung cancer in
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