With the street smarts and strength of a NJ Police sergeant, and the musicianship and voice of a country singer, Scott DeCarlo is using his unique sound to take the Country music scene into his custody.
Boasting a big voice and enormous sense of determination, DeCarlo, an East Rutherford native, is a true showman of modern Country. Finding inspiration in an eclectic array of performers, including Garth Brooks, Freddie Mercury, Elvis and Tim McGraw, he has cultivated his own sound: a blend of accelerated rock and open-heartedness.
His kick in the door blend of Country-Rock is energetic, accessible and, above all, authentic. “I am constantly inspired by the achieving underdog, the work ethic of those who have nothing, and give everything of themselves,” says DeCarlo. “Those individuals bold enough to follow their sound, their dreams and remain steadfast in their goals of high achievement through all obstacles.”
DeCarlo, a self-described go-getter, decided to diversify his career path in 2012 by splitting his time between Nashville and his New Jersey home and releasing his debut album, A Whole New Kind of Crazy. He is now balancing his two passions and careers as a police sergeant and Country music artist.
“Scott’s intensity, admiration and passion make him a truly dynamic performer,” says, producer and career musician, Biff Watson. “After working together on some demos, we had developed a productive creative relationship, so when it came time to make a record, the partnership between he, Eric Legg [producer] and I was truly optimal.”
A friendly spirited individual and engaging orator, DeCarlo’s jovial personality and candid narratives are the threads to his songs; each one being both relatable and touching.
In 2000, DeCarlo began performing to an empty room at the world renowned Kenny’s Castaways in New Yorks’ West Village. “Even the soundman didn’t want to be there,” says DeCarlo of the experience. “But, after a long while working through extreme lows and very few highs, people began coming to listen one at a time and the experience has influenced me to continue on my path and being on the path is the reward.”
DeCarlo’s single currently at country radio, “I See Trouble Comin’”, was written by David Lee Murphy, Chris Young and Ira Dean. This is his second single, following up his debut, “Havin’ A Good Time”, which was released in the Spring of 2013. The music video for “I See Trouble Comin’” premiered on The Boot October 1st and was directed and produced by Glenn Sweitzer.
DeCarlo is currently splitting his time between Nashville and his New Jersey home and writing material for his next LP. He plans to record and release a full-length album in 2014.