Matt Yoakum Bio

Matt Yoakum is a musician and YouTuber who runs the popular channel ‘Matt Slays.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: July 17, 1980

Nationality: American

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Born in: Pueblo

Famous as: YouTube Personality

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Rebecca Zamolo

U.S. State: Colorado

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education: Western Oregon University

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Matt Yoakum is an American musician and a YouTube star who runs the popular YouTube channel ‘Matt Slays.’ Launched on April 15, 2015, the channel had amassed over 325k subscribers and 34 million views as of June 2017. He and his wife upload videos daily on the ‘Matt Slays’ channel which features a mix of vlogs, music, and challenges. He also works as a lyricist, songwriter, and music producer, and posts his own music on the channel. He is quite popular on (now known as TikTok) as well; his ‘matt.slays’ account has more than 600k fans. A lot of his content is comedy based, and he has deep passion for music and all other “crafts” he does. Matt often teams up with Joshua David Evans, who is also a musician who runs his own YouTube channel JoshuaDTV.

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  • Matt started singing and performing when he was quite young. As a teenager, he joined a boy band called Townsend in San Francisco Bay Area. He had to give a few trials, after which Townsend selected him as a member. The group sang hip-pop style music. Matt’s good looks and vocal qualities matched the expectations of the group. He also brought with him a little bit of experience in music, which helped the group significantly. In addition, he was an excellent lyricist and pianist, which the band was looking for. After he joined the band, Matt was chosen to be one of the 25 finalists for the ‘Making the Band’ show, which was a Lou Pearlman production, telecast on ABC television.
  • While he was still in the university, he started working with Hilton Hotels in the sales department in February 2003. He worked with them for long six years. During this period, he also performed live to win an MTV song-writing competition.
  • Now a composer, cinematographer, and an editor, Matt has directed a number of web episodes and short films. He became popular with his musical videos like ‘Shit LA People Say,’ and ‘Shit Fat Vs. Skinny Girls Say’ in 2012, and ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey Parody’ in 2013. His video titled ‘Michael Jackson Mash-up (Love Never Felt So Good / Man in the Mirror)’ and ‘Fight Song Cover’ in 2015 became immensely popular as well.
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Last Updated : March 16, 2018
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