Fact: Dave Matthews Band star Boyd Tinsley is the proud new owner of a piano after winning a bidding war with John Mayer and comedian Louis C.K. at the Friars Club Gala in New York on Monday (24Jun13). The violinist's top bid of $70,000 (£45,161) successfully edged out his star rivals at the charity auction, which benefited the Friars Foundation and the Gift of Laughter/Wounded Warriors Program.
Fact: The Grammy nominees for album of the year will also compete on stage - all contenders have been announced as performers on music's biggest award night. Lady GaGa and The Dave Matthews Band will join Beyonce, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas as performers for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on 31 January (10).
Fact: Dave Matthews Band's new album BIG WHISKEY & THE GROOGRUX KING opens with a tribute to late saxophonist LeROI MOORE. The first track, SHAKE ME LIKE A MONKEY, starts with a sax solo Moore recorded before his death in an all-terrain vehicle accident last summer (08).
Fact: Dave Matthews Band violinist and tennis fanatic BOYD TINSLEY has been chosen to compose the official theme music for America's TV coverage of this year's (06) Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Fact: <p>Star-studded Hurricane Katrina benefit concerts, staged at New York's Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden on 20 September (05) raised over $9 million (GBP5 million) for the cause. The shows featured SIR Elton John, Tom Waits, Jimmy Buffett and The Dave Matthews Band. </p>
Fact: <p>Rockers The Dave Matthews Band will be honoured with the Humanitarian Award during Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference And Awards in New York next month (OCT05) in recognition of the group's charitable efforts. </p>
Fact: <p>The members of rockers The Dave Matthews Band have donated $250,000 (GBP139,000) to charity CARE, which will aid two impoverished villages in Sri Lanka that were devastated by last year's (04) tsunami. </p>