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Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
Tommy DeCarlo has been living his own version of the American Dream since 2007, when he became the singer of the legendary rock band Boston. Since joining one of the most accomplished rock bands in history, DeCarlo has performed on every Boston tour since 2007. But where did Tommy come from? And why Boston?
Born in Rome, New York, and raised in Utica, DeCarlo’s interest in music began in elementary school when he joined the school choir.
"Every year, I would try out for one of the lead singing solo parts, and every year I never got one," says DeCarlo. "They always told me my voice was too soft.”
Many years later, he would show the world that was not the case.
DeCarlo's path led to Boston happened years later when in 2007, he posted Boston cover songs and other music on his MySpace page–even writing a song in honor of Brad Delp upon his passing. Hearing of a tribute being planned, DeCarlo reached out to the band, offering to sing should they need additional vocalists.
Several weeks later, Tom Scholz heard DeCarlo’s cover of “Don’t Look Back” and was blown away by the similarities in pitch and sound between DeCarlo and Delp. Soon after, Scholz contacted DeCarlo and invited him to come and sing a few songs at the Brad Delp tribute. And so began a beautiful partnership that continues to thrive as much now as ever.