Dave Matthews

  • Introduction

    Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 6th, 1967 (Matthews). He lived there until he was two years old. Dave Matthews is a famous musician, songwriter, performer, actor, and activist. He has been in multiple films and has performed in almost 2,000 live music shows (Biography Channel Website).
  • Moving to America

    When Dave Matthews was two years old, his family moved to the city of Yorktown Hights, near New York. After that, Dave moved back to South Africa, then back to Virginia to avoid being drafted into the military in South Africa (Biography Channel Website).
  • Under the Table and Dreaming

    Under the Table and Dreaming
    Dave Matthews releases his band's first album titled "Under the Table and Dreaming" on September 27th, 1994 and reached number 11 on the Billboard 200 (Biography Channel Website). Later, his new albumbs would reach even higher numbers on that list. These albums have been the main reason for his estimated 20 million dollar net worth (Scaggs).
  • Bama Works

    Dave Matthews and his band create a charity fund called "Bama Works" donating to help solve several worldwide issues such as HIV/AIDS (Bama Works).
  • One Sweet Whirled

    One Sweet Whirled
    Dave Matthews partners up with Ben and Jerry's to create the ice cream "One Sweet Whirled" and promote and raise awareness about global warming and the current environmental issues (Price). Ben and Jerry's discusses how major corporations have social responsibility to properly dispose of waste and keep the environment clean.
  • Dave Dancing

    DancingDave Matthews dances on stage while performing as caught on camera by a fan at the concert.
  • Don't Mess With the Zohan

    Dave Matthews stars in a popular comedy movie titled "Don't Mess With the Zohan." Dave Matthews had always wanted to be an actor as well as a musican (Scaggs).
  • Rolling Stone

    Dave Matthews sits down and does an interview with one of the biggest magazines in America, Rolling Stone. He talks about his views on his albums, depression, death, his family, and his shows. This allows fans to really understand who he is as a person, not just a musician. Unknown to most, Dave Matthews was a serious drug addict and had contemplated suicide several times (Scaggs).
  • Monticello

    MonticelloDave Matthews speaks about America and his personal beliefs at Monticello, the burial ground of Thomas Jefferson on the 4th of July. Being a citizen of the United States of America is a huge part of Dave's life and understands how lucky he is to have parents that worked hard and moved to America.