My Fantasy Band: Dave Matthews
Friday 19 June 2009
Vocals Marvin Gaye
I don't think there's ever been a better singer than Marvin Gaye. I'm a fan of his from top to bottom.
Guitar Joan Armatrading & Bonnie Raitt
Very few people know how great a guitar player Joan is. She doesn't follow a path that was cut before her. My favourite record of hers is probably "Show Some Emotion". Bonnie Raitt is awesome too.
Banjo Danny Barnes
He's this tall blond dude from Texas. He once told me: "Dave, when you talk like I do and play the banjo, people assume you're stupid." But he brings the funk.
Organ Ivan Neville
He plays the keys like nobody's business. He's funky so he should play the organ.
Bass Victor Wooten
If someone held a gun to my head, and the only way to get out of it was to scientifically choose who the greatest bass guitar alive was, I'd choose Victor.
Drums Carter Beauford
He's maybe in my band but I reckon he's caused more drummers to give up drumming than any other, because he's too good and they give up. But then he's probably inspired lots of people to pick up drumsticks for the first time too.
The Dave Matthews Band's album 'Big Whiskey' and the GrooGrux King is out now. They play Brixton Academy 25 and 26 June, Hard Rock Calling 28 June and Wolverhampton Civic Hall 29 June
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens trailer: The most extreme fan reactions on Twitter
Doctor Who film will definitely happen, leaked Sony emails reveal
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has leaked – watch
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling