Matt Shultz (singer)

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Matthew Shultz
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Background information
Born (1983-10-23) October 23, 1983 (age 30)
Origin Bowling Green, Kentucky
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, garage rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Associated acts Cage the Elephant, Perfect Confusion

Matthew Ray Shultz (born October 23, 1983) is the lead singer and occasional guitarist for the American alternative rock band Cage the Elephant.[1] Matt also plays guitar on the bonus track "Cover Me Again" off of their self-titled album.

Matt Shultz was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, along with high school friends and other band members, his brother Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass, backing vocals), Lincoln Parish (lead guitar), and Jared Champion (drums, percussion).

Matt is known for his unpredictable stage persona and can be seen cross-dressing, stage diving, and writhing around on stage during Cage the Elephant's live performances.[2]

Musical influences[edit]

Shultz cites bands such as the Pixies as influential on his vocal style, explaining that he discovered them alongside other punk bands while living in England during the recording of Thank You, Happy Birthday.


  1. ^ True, Chris. "Biography: Cage the Elephant". AMG. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Q&A: Matthew Shultz of Cage the Elephant, an Interview with Shultz on, retrieved 2013

External links[edit]

Cage The Elephant (2009). Cage The Elephant.