Tom Shear is an american musician and music producer, and is the sole member of the futurepop/ebm group Assemblage 23.
He was born on November 12, 1971 in State College, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he was about six years old. After that, he lived in New Jersey for two years and then in New Hampshire for around twelve years. Shear currently resides in Seattle, Washington. His musical skills are self-taught.