Matt Slocum

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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).

Matt Slocum (born 27 December 1972) is a guitarist, cellist, pianist and composer, known for his work as the principal songwriter and lead guitarist of Sixpence None the Richer.[1]

In 1991, Slocum played guitar 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kissing up the charts". SPIN: 54. June 1999. Retrieved 11 January 2011.