William Patrick Spencer Gold[3][a] (born 14 September 1996[8][9]), known professionally as Wilbur Soot, is a British Twitch streamer, YouTuber, and musician. He first became known in 2017 for his work with the group comedy YouTube channel SootHouse, where he made recurring appearances and was the lead editor and a co-founder. He later started his own channel, Wilbur Soot, in March 2019. Gold released his first single, "The 'Nice Guy' Ballad", in January 2018.[10] His sixth single, "Your New Boyfriend", peaked at No. 65 on the UK Singles Chart.[11] Gold is co-founder of the British indie rock band Lovejoy, where he is one of the songwriters, the lead vocalist and the rhythm guitarist.[12] In 2021, they released Pebble Brain, their second EP, which debuted at No. 12 on the UK Albums Chart.

Wilbur Soot
Gold during a 2020 livestream
Gold during a 2020 livestream
Background information
Birth nameWill Patrick Spencer Gold[a]
Born (1996-09-14) 14 September 1996 (age 26)
Suffolk, England
GenresIndie rock[1]
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Member ofLovejoy
Websitewilbursootofficial.com Edit this at Wikidata
Twitch information
Years active2017–present
Followers4.70 million
Associated acts
YouTube information
Years active2008–present
Subscribers6.2 million[2]
(March 2022)
Total views764.18 million (main channel)
868.8 million (combined)[b][2]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2019, 2021, 2023
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2020, 2021, 2023

Last updated: 26 March 2022

Online careerEdit


Gold first became known in 2017 for his work on the group YouTube channel, SootHouse, which was founded by Gold and some of his friends. This channel consisted mostly of reaction videos, with its members discussing memes and life hacks, among other topics.[10] On May 30, 2019, the SootHouse channel reached 1 million subscribers.

Gold's main channel, Wilbur Soot, was created on 29 March 2019. This channel reached 1 million subscribers on 8 April 2020, and, as of September 2022, it has amassed over 6.34 million subscribers.


Gold also actively live streams on Twitch,[13] where, as of March 2023, he has amassed over 4.6 million followers, making him the 40th most-followed channel on the platform.[14]

In 2020, Gold joined the roleplay-focused Minecraft server The Dream SMP, run by eponymous YouTuber Dream. There, Gold founded the fictional nation of L'Manberg and eventually became a lead writer for the server's stories and folklore[15] Gold has competed in multiple Minecraft tournaments, including MC Championships and Minecraft Monday.[16][17]

On 4 August 2022, TommyInnit announced a book he and Gold had been writing called TommyInnit Says...The Quote Book.[18][19] The book was released on 13 October 2022.[20] The proceeds from the book were donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in honour of late Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade.[19]

Musical careerEdit

Solo artistEdit

Gold released his first single, "The 'Nice Guy' Ballad",[10] in January 2018. Gold first charted with his sixth single, "Your New Boyfriend", released in December 2020, which peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 65.[11] The song also appeared on the UK Indie Chart and the Irish Singles Chart, where it peaked at numbers 10 and 100, respectively.[21][22] Gold has also appeared on several artist charts, including Billboard's Emerging Artists Chart and Rolling Stone's Top Breakthrough Chart.[23][24] Gold's seventh single "Soft Boy" came out in September 2022.[25]


Gold formed the indie rock band Lovejoy in 2021 with his friend Joe Goldsmith. The band consists of Gold as lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and rhythm guitarist; Goldsmith as the lead guitarist, co-songwriter and backing vocalist; Mark Boardman as the drummer, and co-songwriter; and Ash Kabosu as the bassist, and co-songwriter.[26][27]

On 9 May 2021, Lovejoy released their first EP, titled Are You Alright?. On 20 May 2021, they debuted on Billboard's Emerging Artists chart at number 10.[28]Their second EP, Pebble Brain, was released on 14 October 2021,[29][27] peaking at number 12 on the UK Albums Chart.[30] Their first original single, "Call Me What You Like", was released on 10 February 2023, and peaked at number 32 on the UK singles chart.[citation needed]


Extended playsEdit

List of EPs, with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
Maybe I Was Boring
  • Released: 25 December 2019
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Your City Gave Me Asthma
  • Released: 25 June 2020
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


List of singles, with selected details
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK Indie
"The 'Nice Guy' Ballad" 2018 Non-album singles
"I Am Very Smart" 2019
"Maybe I Was Boring" Maybe I Was Boring
"Karen, Please Come Back I Miss the Kids" Non-album singles
"I'm in Love with an E-Girl" 2020
"Internet Ruined Me"
"Your New Boyfriend" 65 10 100 93
"Soft Boy" 2022


  • Simons, Tom; Gold, Will (2022). TommyInnit Says...The Quote Book. Quercus Publishing. ISBN 9781529427974.[18][34]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Gold has stated that his name is William,[3] but he has also stated his birth name is Will.[4] He has said that he prefers the name William,[4] he is credited as William on music platforms,[5][6] and Companies House lists his legal name as William.[7]
  2. ^ Views, broken down by channel:
    764.18 million (Wilbur Soot)
    15.93 million (Wilbur Music)
    208.78 thousand (SootVODS)
    247.35 thousand (Wilbur Soot Extra)
    856.67 thousand (Hey and Stuff)
    1.70 million (Minecraft and Donuts)
    119.20 thousand (ALittleBritOfWill)
    147.13 thousand (WilburGold)
    278.21 thousand (settings66)
    206.36 thousand (Wilbur Soot)
    79.98 million (Lovejoy)
    4.01 million (Sorry)
    916.56 thousand (Very Sorry)
  3. ^ Subscribers, broken down by channel:
    6.32 million (Wilbur Soot)
    670 thousand (Wilbur Music)
    17.9 thousand (SootVODS)
    12.5 thousand (Wilbur Soot Extra)
    128 thousand (Hey and Stuff)
    17.5 thousand (Minecraft and Donuts)
    17.2 thousand (ALittleBritOfWill)
    13 thousand (WilburGold)
    18.6 thousand (settings66)
    13.2 thousand (Wilbur Soot)
    1.34 million (Lovejoy)
    418 thousand (Sorry)
    155 thousand (Very Sorry)


  1. ^ Yewdall, Hamish (16 October 2022). "Living these songs: Lovejoy at Leadmill". Now Then Sheffield. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b "About Wilbur Soot". YouTube.
  3. ^ a b Gold, William (13 February 2020). "Ultimate Chicken Horse with Technoblade, Arlus and Philza (TWITCH CHAT PLAYS)". Twitch. Retrieved 5 September 2022. My name is- my full name is William Patrick Spencer Gold, alright? On record.
  4. ^ a b Gold, William; Grace, Shelby. "william/will/wilbur". Twitch. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Wilbur Soot". Spotify. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Lovejoy". Spotify. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  7. ^ "William Patrick GOLD personal appointments - Find and update company information - GOV.UK". Companies House. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  8. ^ Gold, William [@WilburSoot] (14 September 2018). "Every birthday I re-listen to" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Bovey, LJ (23 October 2019). "Gamer Focus: Who Is Wilbur Soot?". The Versed. Retrieved 7 September 2022. He was born in the UK on September 96.
  10. ^ a b c Bovey, LJ (23 October 2019). "Gamer Focus: Who Is Wilbur Soot?". The Versed. Clickon Media. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  11. ^ a b c "Wilbur Soot – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  12. ^ Degrazia, Leah (14 October 2021). "Lovejoy's Wilbur Soot Can't Get Over His Ex On New Song "Perfume"". Genius. Archived from the original on 8 September 2022. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Wilbur Soot: Un hit avec une captivante romance à sens unique". 20 minutes (in French). Schibsted. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Most Followed Twitch Accounts (Sorted By Followers Count)". Social Blade. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  15. ^ Asarch, Steven (16 February 2021). "Inside YouTube's Minecraft boom: how an exclusive roleplay server helped a group of streamers dominate the platform's charts". Insider. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  16. ^ Michael, Cale (26 September 2020). "Every MC Championship winner". Dot Esports. Gamurs. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  17. ^ Michael, Cale (9 September 2019). "Minecraft Monday week 12 scores and standings". Dot Esports. Gamurs. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  18. ^ a b Simons, Tom; Gold, Will (13 October 2022). TommyInnit Says...The Quote Book. Quercus Publishing. ISBN 9781529427974.
  19. ^ a b Fay, Kacee (4 August 2022). "TommyInnit, Wilbur Soot to donate all proceeds from upcoming book to cancer research in honor of Technoblade". Dot Esports. Archived from the original on 8 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  20. ^ "TommyInnit Says...The Quote Book by Tom Simons | WHSmith". WHSmith. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  21. ^ a b "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50: 18 December 2020 – 24 December 2020". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  22. ^ a b "Discography Wilbur Soot". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  23. ^ "Emerging Artists: The Week of December 26, 2020". Billboard. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  24. ^ Blake, Emily (7 January 2021). "RS Charts: Vory, DJ Scheme and Trey Lewis Lead Breakthrough 25 Chart". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  25. ^ Degrazia, Leah (27 September 2022). "Wilbur Soot Wants A New Persona On New Song "Soft Boy"". Genius. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  26. ^ Degrazia, Leah (14 October 2021). "Lovejoy's Wilbur Soot Can't Get Over His Ex On New Song "Perfume"". Genius. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  27. ^ a b Degrazia, Leah (20 October 2021). "Lovejoy Sink Into A Depression On New Song "The Fall"". Genius. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  28. ^ "Emerging Artists Chart". Billboard. 8 August 2017. Archived from the original on 29 May 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  29. ^ "Lovejoy – Pebble Brain Album Reviews, Songs & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  30. ^ "Lovejoy | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  31. ^ "2021 30-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  32. ^ "2021 17-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 30 April 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  33. ^ "American certifications – Wilbur Soot". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  34. ^ @tommyinnit (4 August 2022). "book is available to preoder now geni.us/tommyinnit friends, leave quotes in the replies here about your thoughts so we can put it on the book website lmaoo" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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