Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Shawn Gavin Thomas (or known by some by his stagename SGT) has been singing and performing his entire existence. A member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2002, he is a four time International medalist in their Youth Quartet Contest, and two-time District Quartet Champion in the Mid-Atlantic and Sunshine District.
Shawn has worked with many big name music professionals such as the Godfather of Contemporary A Cappella Deke Sharon, Vocal Percussion phenomenon Dave Baumgartner, and Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers (when he was in college at Cleveland State University with the CSU Chorale). He has also worked with Barbershop Harmony Society legends Gene Cokeroft, Darryl Flinn, Kirk Roose, Mark Hale and numerous others. Shawn is also an active vocal coach, and has participated in numerous Harmony Camp Workshops in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida, as well as being a featured faculty member for the SoJam A Cappella Festival in Raleigh, NC, as well as performer with his past group, New Release (2008 Mid-Atlantic District Quartet Champions).
He has been running SGT Productions, his Vocal Learning Track business, since 2002, and has created thousands of Vocal Learning Tracks for hundreds of groups throughout the Barbershop Harmony Society, including international affiliates such as the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) and also the Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers (SNOBS), Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Inc, as well as the Contemporary A Cappella Publishing (CAP).
Shawn currently resides in Orlando, FL, and he always provides a high energy, entertaining performance wherever he goes. He looks forward to working with your group as a coach, and performing for you as an artist!