Sean is a Solo Artist from Portsmouth, England. He shot to fame in 2007 as one half of Same Difference who were finalists in the fourth season of the UK reality TV show ‘The X Factor’. Same Difference went on to sign an album deal with Simon Cowell’s label, Syco (Sony BMG). Their debut single ‘We R One’ shot into the Top 20 and was followed by the album ‘POP’, which has been certified Gold in the UK.
Following the hit TV show, Same Difference embarked on the X Factor Arena Tour 2008 where they received enthusiastic critical reviews.
In 2016 Sean signed to Energise records as a solo artist to continue his love for creating music. His debut solo single ‘Turn Me On’ was the fastest selling record on the label that year.
In 2017/18 Sean followed up with the singles ‘Magic’ & 'Fire' and released the duet 'Verona' with Australian artist Peter Wilson. The song reached no.1 in the Argentinian iTunes chart.
In 2019 Sean released 'Do Or Die' & did a duet with his label mate Ben Davidson entitled ‘Dirty Mirrors'. He also collaborated with Portsmouth band ‘Beware the Bear’ on the single ‘Show Me Love’ which featured in the BBC 2 drama ‘MotherFatherSon’.
His Debut album ‘SOLO’ was released in July 2020. In the same year he reunited with his sister one last time for the Same Difference single ‘One Life, One Love’ to raise money for the Covid-19 urgent appeal for NHS Charities Together.
Sean also has a love for theatre and his credits include ‘Evita’ and ‘We Will Rock You’. He has also leaded numerous pantomimes and touring shows all over the world.
Note from Sean:
After the best years of my life with ‘Same Difference’ came to a sentimental end in the winter of 2014 I was determined to continue making records. To my mind I’d dipped my toe into the music business and knew that the water was alluring, refreshing and inviting. I was ready to submerge myself and float satisfied as I looked up at the stars. It had after all been my dream since I was a young boy who saved his pocket money to buy the latest chart topping hits. All of a sudden the water was closed off. I wasn’t ready to let it go but I knew in my heart that the best moments had run their course and my sister and bandmate was ready to move on to the next chapter in her life. But what was my next chapter? Truth is I just wanted more of same, keep trying and we’ll get that elusive smash hit and all involved will be glad they’d bet on us. Not to be. So what now?? I need to find myself again, who am I outside of ‘Same Difference’? Too proud to shop my credentials I made a mental goal to be signed again and asked for guidance to see to it’s fulfilment. One fateful night I received a tweet that would answer my prayers. Then began SeanSmithSolo! Thank you all for arriving at this page. I’d like to invite you to come on this journey of discovery with me. Enjoy the ride!