The Dave Matthews Band Quiz


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Dave Matthews Band has achieved a level of success most can bands only hope for. Are you a diehard DMB fan? See how well you can track the band's music and accomplishments through the years.

When did Dave Matthews form Dave Matthews Band?

Dave Matthews put together the band in 1991 when he decided to record songs he had written.

Where was Dave Matthews born?

Dave Matthews was born on Jan. 9, 1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What city was Dave Matthews living in when he formed the Dave Matthews Band?

Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991.

What instruments did the original members of Dave Matthews Band play?

The original members of Dave Matthews Band include drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, bass player Stefan Lessard, keyboard player Peter Griesar and violinist Boyd Tinsley.

What Charlottesville, Virginia, nightclub did Dave Matthews Band play regularly in 1992?

Dave Matthews Band had a Tuesday-night residency at Trax from 1992 to 1993.

In November 1993 Dave Matthews Band released its first album on its own Bama Rags label. What was it called?

"Remember Two Things" was recorded live at The Muse in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in August 1993 and debuted on the college charts as the highest independent entry. It was subsequently certified platinum.

What was Dave Matthews Band's first studio album?

"Under the Table and Dreaming" was the band's first studio album on the RCA label and is certified six-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Dave Matthews Band received its first Grammy nominations in 1996 for what song?

The nomination for "What Would You Say" was for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Music Video, Short Form.

When was Dave Matthews Band's second album, "Crash," released?

"Crash," Dave Matthews Band’s second RCA studio album, was released on April 30, 1996.

What song did Dave Matthews Band win its first Grammy for in 1997?

The band took home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for its hit song "So Much To Say."

On what Dave Matthews Band album does the song "Crush" appear?

"Crush" was the third single released from the album "Before These Crowded Streets."

True or false: Butch Taylor has joined Dave Matthews Band onstage at live shows playing the trombone.

Butch Taylor has played live with Dave Matthews Band but on the keyboard, not the trombone.

Which of the following is NOT an official member of Dave Matthews Band but often accompanies the group in live performances?

Rashawn Ross plays trumpet and became a regular tour musician beginning with the band's 2006 tour.

Which Dave Matthews Band album was the first to debut at No. 1 on Billboard?

"Before These Crowded Streets" was the band's first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

What is the name of the Dave Matthews Band fan association?

The Warehouse is the DMB fan group that was formed in 1998.

Name that tune: "How she wishes it was different. She prays to God most every night. And though she swears it doesn't listen, there's still a hope in her it might."

The lyrics are from "Grey Street," the third and final radio single from the band's 2002 studio album, "Busted Stuff."

In October 2004 Dave Matthews Band joined artists including Bruce Springsteen, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Pearl Jam and REM on what tour?

DMB was one of the acts on the Vote for Change tour, a politically motivated concert in October 2004.

What is the name of the charitable organization founded by Dave Matthews Band?

The Bama Works Fund supports charitable programs in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area and a variety of needs nationally and internationally.

What actress appears in the Dave Matthews Band music video for "Dream Girl"?

Julia Roberts, a self-professed DMB fan, is in the "Dream Girl" video.

True or false: Dave Matthews Band member Boyd Tinsley released his own solo album titled "True Reflections."

Between recording the albums "Busted Stuff" and "Stand Up," Tinsley released his solo debut, "True Reflections."

Which founding member of the Dave Matthews Band died in 2008?

LeRoi Moore passed away in August 2008 from complications from an all-terrain vehicle accident.

In 2003 Dave Matthews made his big-screen debut in what Disney movie?

Matthews made his big-screen debut in the Disney film "Where the Red Fern Grows."

How many CDs and DVDs has Dave Matthews Band sold?

Dave Matthews Band has sold a combined 37 million CDs and DVDs.

After "Away From the World" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in chart history to do what?

In 2012 Dave Matthews Band became the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart.

The Dave Matthews Band ranks as one of the biggest ticket sellers worldwide of the past decade. How many tickets has the band sold?

Since forming in the late '90s, the Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 18 million tickets to concertgoers.

True or false: Dave Matthews is on the board of directors of Farm Aid.

Dave Matthews is on the board along with John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson.

What is on the Dave Matthews Band logo?

The DMB logo features the fire dancer. It's based on a sketch Matthews drew that is said to represent what he sees when he's onstage and looks out into the crowd: pretty girls dancing.

Which Dave Matthews Band album features the fire dancer as its cover art?

The fire dancer didn't appear until it was on the cover art of the band's sixth album, "Stand Up."

Dave Matthews is part owner of an eco-friendly winery in Geyserville, California. What is the winery called?

Matthews is part owner of Dreaming Tree Wines with partner Sean McKenzie.

In 2010 Dave Matthews Band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for which album?

Although they didn't win either Grammy, the album "Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King" has been hailed as one of the band's best to date.

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