Mathew Priest (Birmingham, 1970) is drummer with Dodgy. He has also played with The Lightning Seeds, The Electric Soft Parade, The Yellow Moon Band and Ian McNabb in The Icicle Works.
Mathew Priest 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.
Mathew Priest contributes to Rhythm magazine in the UK, reviewing the demos sent in by readers. His knowledge of music was shown during his appearances on BBC Television's Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
Mathew Priest 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.
Mathew Priest currently co-presents, co-produces 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 play new releases and classics.
Mathew Priest co-wrote and performed in the Edinburgh Fringe show 2 Drummers Drumming 2008.