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Dave Mattacks


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Dave Mattacks (born David James Mattacks, 13 March 1948, Edgware, Middlesex, England) is a rock and folk drummer. He began as a trainee piano tuner before taking up the drums. He played with several jazz bands before joining the electric folk band, Fairport Convention, in 1969. He replaced Martin Lamble, who had died on 12 May 1969 in a road accident, on the M1 motorway. Mattacks has also worked both as a session musician, and as a performance artist.

In 1998 “DM”, as he is known, moved to Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States, where he is a sought-after studio musician, record producer, and member of the band, Super Genius, although he still tours the UK, Europe and Australia regularly with various acts.

He has toured and recorded with:

Fairport Convention
Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Chris Rea
Ralph McTell
The Chills
Mickey Jupp
Everything But the Girl
Richard Thompson
Georgie Fame
Jethro Tull
Ashley Hutchings
Steeleye Span
Feast of Fiddles
Jimmy Page (Death Wish II)
Judith Owen
He has toured with

Nick Heyward
Andy Fairweather-Low
Grey DeLisle
Rosanne Cash
He has recorded with

Mike Heron
Incredible String Band
Elton John
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Cat Stevens
Loudon Wainwright III
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Brian Eno
Alison Moyet
Martin Phillipps
Joan Armatrading
Jimmy Page
The Proclaimers
Gary Brooker
Elkie Brooks
Nick Drake
Liane Carroll

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