Smooth McGroove Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Max Gleason, better known by his stage name of Smooth McGroove, is an American YouTuber known for recording re-arranged a cappella versions of video game music. His videos feature multiple videos of himself, ostensibly recording each part, often complemented by a video of the relevant game being played and the appearance of his cat Charl and later Angel.

Gleason’s musical career began when he was eleven years old and began playing the drums. He eventually started teaching private music lessons to support himself. In college, Gleason began recording some MIDI tracks and posting them on MySpace, but never got much recognition for them. Later, he and some friends of his started a rock band, and in addition to being the drummer, he was responsible for the audio mixing. The band fell apart, and a few years later, Gleason decided to do more music. He began rapping about video games, and he gradually moved to a cappella music.

Smooth McGroove
BornMax Gleason
Years active2012–2019, 2021–present
GenreMusic, a cappella
Subscribers2.69 million
Total views589 million

Last updated: March 15, 2022


Gleason has recorded music from many popular video game series, including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, Undertale and Street Fighter. Gleason’s videos have garnered millions of views, and he eventually left his job giving private music lessons to focus fully on his a cappella videos.[ When asked about working with more modern tracks, he sided against it, stating that “music for video games today serve a more atmospheric role with less of a focus on memorable melodies”. He noted that the Elder Scrolls series was an exception.

A Starbound patch known as “v. Enraged Koala” released in early 2014 added a microphone feature including sounds by Gleason. In 2014, Gleason provided narration for an episode of the video game webseries Did You Know Gaming? covering the F-Zero series.

Gleason’s cover of the “Gardens” theme from the 2008 video game LittleBigPlanet was included in the 2014 sequel LittleBigPlanet 3 under the title “Secret Gardens”.

On January 22, 2015, Gleason was featured on Episode 2 of the Reddit podcast Upvoted. Gleason recounted how his musical career began, and how he suddenly gained the attention and viewers that eventually allowed him to pursue making music as a full-time career.

Across 2019 and 2020, Gleason was dealing with personal medical problems and had shut down his Patreon and produced no content, but returned to production of his a cappella covers in March 2021. As of after August 2021, Gleason is only active on twitch.

Personal life

Gleason was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was raised in Yukon, Oklahoma. As of 2013, he lived in Oklahoma City with his cat Charl.

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Net Worth


The Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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