DAUZAT ST. MARIE
pronounced “dō-zaht saynt mah-ree”
The name Dauzat St. Marie
has been circulating quite far and wide these past several years through heavyweight touring with some heavyweight artists. Known for their lockstep vocal harmonies and catchy, yet thought-provoking songwriting, singer/songwriter troubadours Mat Dauzat and Heather St. Marie have kept the name Dauzat St. Marie popping up all over the U.S. by touring as main support for Grammy® Award winning heartthrob Rick Springfield’s “Stripped Down” solo acoustic show series for the past five years while peppering in dates with The Marshall Tucker Band, Melissa Manchester, Sheila E., Lindsay Ell, Schuyler Fisk / Sissy Spacek, and Rick Derringer. Most recently, Dauzat St. Marie toured the U.S. as support for legendary music icons Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo.
Dauzat St. Marie kicked off the year 2020 with a performance at Los Angeles’s iconic Dodger Stadium for the Komen “More Than Pink” Walk (Heather is a recent breast cancer survivor and beacon for awareness), then the duo began preparing for their biggest tour to date – the support slot on the summer arena tour with Rick Springfield and one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time – CHICAGO. Sadly, the tour was terminated less than two months before it even began due to Covid-19. Though being handed a tough blow, Dauzat St. Marie didn’t skip a beat – the duo used the forced downtime to begin releasing new music and videos as soon as the world went into lockdown. Their first single released during lockdown titled “Common Ground” secured a coveted spot on the world-famous music compilation series “Now That’s What I Call Music” volume 75, gaining Dauzat St. Marie a large new audience worldwide with the compilation series’ cult-like followers.
In less than nine months into the lockdown, Dauzat St. Marie gained over 1.6 million YouTube channel views, with their music video for “Common Ground” logging over a million views alone. Their music video for survival anthem “In It Together” was used by The American Cancer Society as a vehicle for awareness and fundraising in a national Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, and their single “Where Were You?” landed on the 2021 Grammy® Awards ballot in three separate categories – Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo / Group Performance.
While continuing to roll out singles into 2021, Dauzat St. Marie was invited to record in collaboration with Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, Keith Goodwin (Good Old War), and other Taylor Guitars sponsored artists on the song “I Know What Love Is,” with all funds raised going to MusicCares to assist musicians struggling during the pandemic. The song has been streamed over 2.5 million times and raised over $12,000 for MusicCares.
In late February, 2023, after having seen Dauzat St. Marie performance videos on YouTube, multi-platinum global icon Seal recruited Mat to take over guitar and backing vocal duties in his band. The two performed his hit single “Kiss From A Rose” as an acoustic duo on the Jennifer Hudson Show and Good Morning America before they joined the rest of the band in April to embark on the “Seal 30th Anniversary World Tour” – celebrating 30 years of his first two smash hit albums. Famed producer of those first two records Trevor Horn (Seal, Tears For Fears, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Yes, Stevie Nicks, Grace Jones) who was Musical Director and bassist in Seal’s 30th Anniversary band, additionally recruited Mat to perform guitar/vocal duties in his band The Buggles, which was the support act on the Seal 30th Anniversary World Tour. Nearing the end of the tour, Seal recruited Heather as Backing Vocalist in the band as well, marking the first time Mat and Heather had ever been in a band together in which neither was the front person.
With the Seal tour happening in the foreground, Dauzat St. Marie launched a radio promotions campaign in the background for their single “Common Ground,” which achieved airplay on 60 stations across Europe and the UK, allowing for the duo to embark on a successful tour of Ireland beginning the very day after the Seal 30th Anniversary World Tour concluded in late September. With demand across the UK increasing, Dauzat St. Marie is currently planning a return tour.
Catch Dauzat St. Marie on tour with the legendary REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield in arenas this March 2024.