Tommy DeCarlo, a 43 year old North Carolina father of two, lucked out when his daughter posted his mp3s of Boston songs to MySpace … and then when Boston founder Tom Scholz’s wife decided to listen to them. That caught Scholz’s ear, and he invited DeCarlo to a tribute performance (YouTube clip) for lead singer Brad Delp, who committed suicide last year.
The rest, as they say, is history. DeCarlo debuts with the band’s summer tour on 6 June in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They play Seattle’s Marymoor Park on 10 July. (tip)
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There is a similar story regarding music group Journey. Arnel Pineda performed a bunch of Journey songs and posted them on YouTube. One of the Journey band members watched Arnel’s clips and offered him the lead singer position. Here’s a link to a post about it: http://ontohollywood.com/2007/12/14/journey-finds-lead-singer-on-youtube/