One Man Band, Foreplay/Long Time

This guy is amazing! His cover of the Boston song Foreplay / Long Time is right on.

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Karaoke singer picked to tour with Boston

ABC News June 1, 2008:

Plucked From Obscurity, Man Joins Favorite Band After Karaoke Wows Founder

Tommy DeCarlo

Tommy DeCarlo of Charlotte, N.C., dreamed of becoming a rock star, listening to his favorite band’s albums and memorizing their songs.

“A Boston song would come on and I’d get fired up and I’d start singing it,” said DeCarlo, 43, a father of two kids — Talia, 19, and Tommy Jr., 17.

But dreams didn’t pay the bills, so DeCarlo worked as a credit manager at a Home Depot store in Charlotte to support his.

Still, he never gave up singing along to his Boston CDs, and his daughter Talia took notice. She posted a MySpace page of DeCarlo singing karaoke to Boston songs after the band’s lead singer, Brad Delp, committed suicide in March 2007. And, in an instant, DeCarlo’s whole world turned upside down.

“I wanted to share [the karaoke] with … other Boston fans,” he said.

DeCarlo had to sing with the karaoke track because he had sold his keyboard in 2006, using the extra cash to buy Christmas presents for his children.

Meanwhile, up in Boston, members of the real band were struggling to continue playing as the coped with Delp’s suicide.

“My wife was at her computer playing our tunes, and I asked whether it was us playing live,” Boston founder Tom Scholz told USA Today. “She said, ‘It’s some guy in North Carolina singing your songs.’ I said, ‘I know Brad’s voice, and that’s Brad.'”

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