Other current members of the band. Tommy DeCarlo is Boston's lead singer, but he still considers himself one of the fans. For Tommy DeCarlo, credit manager at Home Depot in North Carolina, it was literally a dream come true. DeCarlo, 43, had been a fan of the band since his childhood, often singing along with CD or radio when the songs aired.
Boston is an American rock band of the same name Boston, Massachusetts, which had their most notable hits during the 1970s and 1980s. It was 13 years ago today (March 9, 2000) that Boston lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, at the age of 55. Tommy DeCarlo, a lifelong Boston fan who had been inspired by Delp's vocals, sat down at his piano to write and finally record a tribute to the Delps. For the two years before her suicide, Pamela's sister, Meg, lived with Delp in a very close but platonic relationship. Delp contributed vocals and co-wrote songs on the debut album, but returned to Boston and recorded vocals on Boston's third album.
He sent a blind email, which included both versions of songs, and somehow ended up in the mailbox of Kim Scholz, wife of Boston founder Tom Scholz. When he wasn't working with Boston, he could often be found covering the Beatles with the band BeatleJuice, which had been playing on the local circuit for many years. Not bad for a guy who years before his chance with Boston had to sell his musical keyboard to buy Christmas gifts for his kids. Delp left Scholz and Boston following the release of the band's second album, Don't Look Back in 1978, and spent a few years working with former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau on various projects, including the groups RTZ and Orion The Hunter, before returning to Boston in 1986 for the album Third Stage.
Boston founder Tom Scholz's wife was playing with her PC when something caught her husband's attention. Boston founder, guitarist and lead composer Tom Scholz's mix of musical styles, ranging from classical pop to 1960s English, has resulted in a unique sound, made more consistently on the first two albums (Boston and Don't Look Back). When he saw that there was going to be a tribute concert to honor the singer, he wanted to contact the band to offer his help as a vocalist. Hudson predicts that music lovers will soon hear a lot about Lauren Celaya, the third singer to entertain the intimate audience on Saturday.
The band's main members on their most popular recordings included founder and multi-instrumentalist leader Tom Scholz, who played most of the instruments on the debut album, and lead vocalist Brad Delp, among other musicians who varied from album to album. DeCarlo brings his brand of melodic classic rock for a new generation, along with a selection of Boston hits, to the Barrel Room of Catawba Brewing Company on Saturday. It was only five years ago that the self-taught pianist based in Florida was posting MP3 of Boston covers on MySpace while working full-time at Home Depot.