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Thomas Hoffmann is a German musician, songwriter, and founder of the Hard Rock band Tom 5. He was also lead guitarist in the Cologne-based band Underdog from ´88 to ´92, and their third album "Out In The Night" became an unexpected success that resulted in inclusion by EMI Electrola for a compilation called "Heavy Rock Super Groups." Thomas brings us a selection of killer Rock, Hard Rock, and Pop instrumentals that range from dreamy and emotional to powerful and edgy, making them suitable for a wide range of Film, TV, and Commercial projects. Thomas Hoffmann is heavily influenced by the guitar playing of Zakk Wylde (OZZY, Black Label Society) and John Sykes (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy). As a member of Underdog, he toured Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and they opened for acts like “Inga Rumpf” and “Manfred Mann's Earth Band.” At the event “Rock over Kölle,” organized by WDR Cologne, the repertoire broadcast live on radio and had 4 million estimated listeners. After disbanding Underdog, Hoffmann signed a contract at Loud Music Enterprise and founded the duo “Passe par Tout,” releasing an album with Latin American rhythms and Hard Rock riffs. Given the interest by Axel Niehaus, he founded the instrumental project Tom 5 in 2009.