Birth Name: David John Matthews
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date of Birth: January 9, 1967
Ethnicity: Irish, English, other
Dave Matthews is a South African-American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record label owner. He is the lead singer of the Dave Matthews Band/DMB.
Dave was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Val and John Wauchope Matthews, a physicist. During his early childhood, his family moved to Yorktown Heights, Westchester County, New York, U.S., where his father worked for IBM. They also spent time in Cambridge, England. Dave has South African and American citizenship.
He is married to Jennifer Harper, with whom he has three children.
Dave’s paternal grandfather was Armour Hamilton Matthews (the son of Samuel Matthews and Annie Maude Quarry). Armour was born in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Dave’s paternal grandmother was named Margaret Constance Hatherly.
Dave’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Bouchers.
Source: Genealogy of Dave Matthews (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com