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Dave Mattacks
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Dave Mattacks






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Dave Mattacks {“DM”} professional career started in the UK with big bands before joining the influential folk-rock group “Fairport Convention”, freelancing extensively throughout his tenure with the band. In 2000, Dave left the UK & moved to Boston, MA where he continues to enjoy a full career in Music spanning live & studio work, both as a Musician & Producer.
 
DM’s discography includes 5 CD’s with Paul McCartney & various CD’s / tours with – among many others – Elton John, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Everything But The Girl, Sandy Denny, Chris Rea, XTC, Jethro Tull, Joan Armatrading, Brian Eno, Nick Drake, [“Procul Harum’s”] Gary Brooker, Peter Green, John Gorka, John Martyn, The Proclaimers, Cat Stevens & Loudon Wainwright.

DM successfully combined “ Fairport’s “ schedule with his freelance commitment for 13 years; however he finally left the band in March of ’98 & moved to New England in the US two years later. A few of his credits since then include recording &/or concert dates with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Richard Thompson, Juliana Hatfield, John Jennings, Teddy Thompson, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, Steeleye Span, Susan Tedeschi, Martin Sexton, Dennis Brennan & Rosanne Cash.

As well as his performance, recording & studio-production schedule over the last few years, Dave has given several Master-Classes @ London’s Royal Academy of Music, taught @ The Berklee College of Music’s “Percussion Week“ [which twice included delivering an afternoon Clinic / Master-Class with an evening Band performance @ Boston’s Berklee Performance Centre, taught @ Berklee’s “ 5-week “ Summer Programme [ three years running ] & has been the ‘house drummer’ @ Marblehead Arts Festival for the last seven years.

In the Spring of 2011 he performed with the Portland [ ME ] Symphony Orchestra during their “Motown Classics” evenings, & was recently the featured artist/interviewee on the front cover of the March/April ’11 popular “DrumHead” magazine.