January 9, 1967 in Johannesburg
Charlottesville, VA, United States
of Dave Matthews Band
David John "Dave" Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. He performs mainly with acoustic guitar and favors rhythm rather than solos in his playing. During the period from 2000 to 2010, his band, the Dave Matthews Band, sold more tickets and earned more money than any other act in North America. Early life: David John Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the third of four children of parents John and Valerie Matthews.