Mathew Priest

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Mathew Priest (born 3 April 1970 in Birmingham) is an English musician and writer, best known as the drummer for Dodgy.

Priest has also played with The Lightning Seeds, The Electric Soft Parade, The Yellow Moon Band and Ian McNabb in The Icicle Works.[1]

He has managed the bands Panama Kings (from Belfast), Hey Gravity (formerly called M.A.S.S., with former bandmate Andy Miller on guitar) and Misty's Big Adventure.

Priest contributes to Rhythm magazine in the UK, reviewing the demos sent in by readers. Priest's knowledge of music was shown during his appearances on BBC Television's Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

He was the presenter of the early Saturday morning show on BBC GLR called The Crack At Dawn for 14 months from 1998 until its changeover to speech based BBC London Live in 1999.

In 2010-11, Priest co-presented, co-produced and is responsible for the music playlist for Live and Local on Spire FM on Sunday evenings, which reports on the local cultural and music scene, getting a band to play a live session every week. They played new releases and classics.

He co-wrote and performed in the Edinburgh Fringe show 2 Drummers Drumming 2008.


  1. ^ Youngs, Ian (17 August 2005). "Britpop - Where are they now?". BBC News. Retrieved 1 February 2010.