Sean Hemstedt, AKA Tom Schmooze, is a seasoned veteran of the Southern California
music scene. As an accomplished songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and stage
performer, Sean was signed to a Major Label in the mid 1990’s and has shared the
stage with notable performers such as Natalie Imbruglia, Dramarama, Missing Persons,
Dave Wakeling (English Beat), Bullet for My Valentine, and a host of other nationally
touring acts.

After a 10 year hiatus from the music business, Sean was drawn back in after one of his
YouTube videos caught the attention of a television producer working for Simon Cowell.
Sean was invited to a private audition for the first season of the future blockbuster reality show, X-Factor. After placing in the Top 50 out of over 200,000 auditionees, he was
once again bitten by the live-performance bug and set out to form a group that would
bring back the excitement of the live performances he experienced in the 1980’s.