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Dave Mattacks...
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 March 2000, Dave left the UK and moved to Boston, MA where he continues to enjoy a full career in Music, spanning live and studio work, both as a Musician and Producer.

DM's discography includes 5 CD's with Paul McCartney and various CD's / tours with - among many others - Elton John, George Harrison , Jimmy Page, Everything But The Girl, Mary Chapin Carpenter , Richard Thompson , XTC , Jethro Tull , Joan Armatrading , Brian Eno , George Martin, Susan Tedeschi , Nick Drake and Loudon Wainwright.

DM's early career began as an Apprentice Piano Tuner then he worked at London's "Drum City" Music Shop under Johnnie Richardson. His first professional engagement was with a provincial "Mecca" Big Band which spanned a 3 year period; it included residencies in Belfast, Glasgow and London.

During this time, he played with a variety of Jazz groups throughout the UK which provided the foundation for his continuing affection for the artform.
It was in Autumn of '69, DM joined "Fairport Convention": recording seven LP's with the group (including "Liege & Lief" ) and extensively touring the UK, US, Europe, Antipodes and Japan. He left Fairport in '74 to focus on his freelance career (See "Recording Credits" / "Film work"/ "Tours" etc., ) but re-joined in late '85.

DM successfully combined "Fairport's" schedule with his freelance commitments for 12 years; however he left, finally, in March of '98 and moved to the US in early 2000.
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...from Dave Mattacks
Bernhard ... hello !
Thank you so much for including me in your site - it's quite something ! Feel free to use the photos from my site for yours - i appreciate the mention/tie-in to my own site ...
Ref Paul McCartney: the sessions were around the same time with Ian - my understanding was that Paul & his producer were looking for something a little different feel-wise .... i've worked with him quite a few times before - so he knew my playing ....
Keep up the great work .....
Fond regards ....
Dave Mattacks








performed with:

Fairport Convention
Paul McCartney
Jethro Tull
George Harrison
Elton John 
Bill Wyman 
XTC

Albion Country Band 
The Albion Dance Band 
Harvey Andrews 
Joan Armatrading 
Steve Ashley 
Russ Ballard 
Sally Barker 
Martin Barre 
Gary Brooker
The Bunch
Camel 
Mary-Chapin Carpenter 
Dave Cartwright 
Michael Chapman
Martin Phillipps
Shirley Collins 
Beverley Craven 
Roger Daltrey
Chris Darrow 
Chris De Burgh 
Kiki Dee 
Sandy Denny 
Doctor Strangely Strange 
John Donaldson 
Nick Drake 
Robin & Barry Dransfield 
The Dream Academy 
Duffy
Stephen Duffy
Elena Duran 
Marc Ellington 
Dave Elliott 
Brian Eno Etchingham Steam Band 
Excalibur
Andy Fairweather Low 
Matthew Fisher 
Sue Glover
John Gorka 
Peter Green 
Steve Harley 
Bryn Haworth 
Justin Hayward 
Murray Head 
Mike Heron 
Nick Heyward 
Ashley Hutchings
The Incredible String Band 
Bert Jansch 
John Jennings 
Mickey Jupp
Kilburn & The High Roads 
Krysia Kocjan 
Longdance
Ken MacLennan
Magna Carta 
Phil Manzanera 
Mike Maran 
John Martyn 
Iain Matthews 
 Cathal McConnell 
Shelagh McDonald 
Kate and Anna McGarrigle 
James McNally 
Ralph McTell 
John McVey
Morris On
Bill Nelson 
Simon Nicol
Craig Nuttycombe 
Sally Oldfield
Philip Pickett
Plainsong 
Prelude 
The Proclaimers 
Trevor Rabin 
Jim Rafferty
Chris Rea
Mary Ann Redmond 
Kimberly Rew 
Cliff Richard 
Bridget Saint
Paul Simon
Snips 
Chris Spedding 
Spirogyra 
Steeleye Span 
Cat Stevens 
Sutherland Brothers
Dave Swarbrick 
Allan Taylor 
Linda Thompson 
Richard Thompson 
John Troy
David Brown
Steve Tilston
Joh Kuhn
David Johnston
Colin Townley 
Loudon Wainwright III 
Terry & Gay Woods 

...and many more