Matthew Levon “Matt” Sallee is the second bass in Pentatonix, replacing former member Avi Kaplan. Sallee’s first album is A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe. He is featured in “Deck the Halls” and “How Great Thou Art (feat. Jennifer Hudson)”.
Matt was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in La Plata, Maryland. He has been singing his entire life. He started off singing in church at a very young age under the direction of his father who was is a music pastor. He then went on to do many shows and musicals in his schools and around the Southern Maryland area.
He was classically trained and sang in all choirs available all through high school. He has performed at various prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center, and Morman Temple Visitors Center, and the Apollo Theater. Upon graduating he was accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he earned a plethora of opportunities such as, singing for the school’s President and Presidential Advisory Committee as the sole performer and becoming a member of one of the country best collegiate a cappella groups, Pitch Slapped.
Matthew joined the group in his first semester and went on to lead the group his senior year at Berklee. He has had the privilege to grace the stage with artists such as Jessie J, and the Grammy Winning Iconic Living Legend, Miss Jill Scott.
He enjoys singing all genres and prides himself for his versatility to bring whatever style of music best suits the audience.
He was invited to join Pentatonix after the departure of Avi Kaplan in the summer of 2017.
Since joining Pentatonix, he has earned a significant social media following with more than 130,000 followers on Instagram alone.
He has an older brother named Ernest and a sister named Tamira.
Matt Vocal Type is Bass and Vocal Range G#1-F5 hi played with piano and drums.