born on 27/12/1972
- For the southern jam band pianist, see Matt Slocum (keyboardist). For the jazz drummer and lead musician on the album Portraits, see Matt Slocum (drummer).
In 1991, Slocum played guitar in with Chris Taylor on a garage-band tape release called A Place to Hide Away (Part 1). He was a member of Love Coma, a Christian rock band, and in the early 1990s he met vocalist Leigh Bingham Nash while attending the same church in New Braunfels, TX. Slocum and Leigh formed Sixpence None the Richer; he and Nash are the band's only constant members. He co-wrote, with Nash, the song "Nervous In the Light of Dawn" for Nash's debut solo album Blue on Blue.
In 2006, Slocum toured with the band The Choir, playing bass. He has also played guitar with Over the Rhine, and currently, has played bass in the band the Astronaut Pushers.
Slocum played cello on Viva Voce's first album, Hooray For Now. As studio guitarist and cellist, he has recorded on albums by artists Julie Miller, Plumb, Wes King, Switchfoot, Hammock, Lost Dogs, The Choir, Dividing the Plunder, Threefold, and Brooke Waggoner. He also appeared as cellist on the Chris Rice DVD Inside Out.
- (June 1999)"Kissing up the charts". SPIN: 54.
|Sixpence None the Richer|
Leigh Nash Matt Slocum Sean Kelly Justin Carry Jerry Dale McFadden Dale Baker Rob Mitchell |
Tess Wiley J.J. Plasencio TJ Behling
|Studio Albums||The Fatherless & the Widow • This Beautiful Mess • Sixpence None the Richer • Divine Discontent|
|Compilation Albums||The Best of Sixpence None the Richer|
|Other Releases||The Original Demos • Tickets for a Prayer Wheel • Blue on Blue • Wishing for This|
|Singles||"Kiss Me" • "There She Goes" • "I Can't Catch You" • "Breathe Your Name" • "Don't Dream It's Over"|
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