DeCarlo, appearing live Saturday at SC Shore Club in Tega Cay, is an unusual multi-faceted musical entity possessing three, four or maybe more intriguing purposes.
First, DeCarlo is a power trio performing classic rock and featuring Tommy DeCarlo, lead vocals/keyboards; Tommy DeCarlo Jr., lead guitar/keyboards and Dan Hitz, drums. Second, this is a locally-based band who’ve been working their way into the hearts of area music lovers with regular shows across the Carolinas since 2012.
The DeCarlo song list is another big plus thanks to perennial hits and fan favorites from the 70s and 8’s bands including Styx, Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Loverboy, Boston, and others with music that’s guaranteed to get fans up on their feet, singing along and ‘lovin’ every minute of it.’
Another endearing aspect of DeCarlo is surely the father/son combination of lead vocalist Tommy Sr. with lead guitarist Tommy Jr. The close relationship and shared enthusiasm adds an extra strength and a special touch to the rock and roll bond. And, oh yeah, the keyboard skills of both likewise adds to the band’s rich sound and versatility.
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Overall, there’s a lot in the mix to make the music of DeCarlo extra-special. But, possibly one of the big bonuses that sets this band apart is their lead-vocalist’s other job DeCarlo Sr. is also the lead vocalist/front man of the legendary multi-platinum classic rock band Boston, and he hits the road every year during the summer tour season for huge concerts across the country. Yes, he’s that “More Than A Feeling,” rocker guy with fans legendary for “… getting crazy, anticipating…yeah, yeah, yeah!”
The big take away here is the harmonic conversion of cool factors launching it all to a higher level for a fun rocking time. Plus, there’s also an opportunity to build an extra connection to a local band as well as to a legendary iconic band at the same time.
With a “little bit of rock ‘n’ roll…” DeCarlo is “… gonna take control…” Saturday, at The SC Shore Club, 15083 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay. Details: 803-543-3500 or go to shoreclubattegacay.com. For more on the music: decarlorocks.com.
Friday: Recall Band at Empire Pizza-Newport, Rock Hill; Chase Killough at McHale’s on Main, Rock Hill; The Raymond Franklin Band at Hartland’s, Rock Hill; Hyde Band at Handle Bar Tavern, Catawba; Troll Dolls at T-Bones on the Lake, Lake Wylie; Josh Sanders at Hobo’s, Fort Mill; Little Johnny Trailer Trash at Brew’s Tavern, Fort Mill; Lovely World at Wild Wing Café-Ayrsley, Charlotte; Shiloh Hill at Dreamchaser’s Brewery, Waxhaw; Shannon Lee at The Lodge-Ballantyne, Charlotte; Venus Invictus, Plato’s Stepchildren, Paste Tense of Never at Tommy’s Pub, Charlotte; Lenny Federal Band at Comet Grill, Charlotte; Fiftywatt Freight Train, Another Lost Year, Testarossa, The Underground at the Fillmore, Charlotte.
Saturday: Revelry Soul at McHale’s on Main, Rock Hill; Chubby Knuckles at Revolutions at Galleria, Rock Hill; Acoustic Saints at Original Empire Pizza, Rock Hill; MidNite Reign at 21 Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Fort Lawn; Hoodwinked at T-Bones on the Lake, Lake Wylie; Weekends at John’s Place Neighborhood Bar, Fort Mill; Little Johnny Trailer Trash at Hobo’s, Fort Mill; DeCarlo at SC Shore Club-Tega Cay, Fort Mill; Mis Tics 9 at Small Bar, Fort Mill; Outlaw Crow with Carolina Chad at Puckett’s, Charlotte; Kids in America at Wild Wing Café-Ayrsley, Charlotte; Union Jack at Pineville Tavern, Pineville; Jim Tierney at Dreamchaser’s Brewery, Waxhaw; Shannon Lee & Tonya Wood at Fox’s Alley Bowling Bar & Grill, Monroe; Randy Franklin and The Sardines filming for DVD Release at The Thirsty Beaver, Charlotte; Amigo & Friends LP Release with Sinners & Saints, more at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Truckstop Preachers at Comet Grill, Charlotte; Moses Jones at Big Al’s Grubberia, Charlotte; Donna the Buffalo at The Milestone, Charlotte; For Pete's Sake 4: Rockin' for Juvenile Diabetes with Queen of Hearts, Lotion, Occasional Gentlemen and Dr Sowell's All-Star Finale at Visulite Theatre, Charlotte; Maggie Aldridge at The Wine Room, Concord.
Sunday: Jeff Shows at Pineville Tavern, Pineville; Omari & The Hellhounds at Come Grill, Charlotte.
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