Snagajob has announced the winner of its third annual Hourly Gig singing/songwriting contest. Coming in at number one out of more than 800 submissions is Scott DeCarlo, a police sergeant from East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Scott DeCarlo and his band will travel to Denver to be the opening act for Chase Rice’s sold out September 5 concert at the Grizzly Rose. The Denver show kicks off Rice’s national tour for the promotion of his new album “Ignite the Night,” which is now available and sitting at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. Rice’s current single is “Ready Set Roll.”
"Congratulations to Scott and all of our 2014 Hourly Gig finalists,” said Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison. “Scott’s story underlines how the Hourly Gig continues to give aspiring musicians across America, who work hard all week while also trying to make it in the music industry, the chance to perform on the national stage.”
Scott DeCarlo splits his time between Nashville and his New Jersey home. His debut album is called “A Whole New Kind of Crazy.”
“I couldn’t be more excited and thankful to my fans for their votes and Snagajob for this opportunity,” said DeCarlo. “Playing on stage with Chase as this year’s Hourly Gig winner will be awesome!”
Snagajob’s Hourly Gig submissions were accepted online from July14 through August 8, 2014, with a record number of more than 800 entries. A judging panel made up of members of the music, entertainment and hourly employment industries narrowed down the top 25 to five finalists. Then, voting was turned over to the fans via social media outlets.
As one of the judges that helped narrow it down to the final five finalists, I can say that it was a tough job. All of the singer/songwriter acts were incredibly talented and creative.
The other four Hourly Gig finalists include Adley Stump, Jill Brooks, SmithField and Will Evans. All Hourly Gig finalists videos can be seen by visiting Snagajob.com.
Scott DeCarlo now joins the ranks of previous Hourly Gig contest winners Ben Gallaher in 2012 and The Darlins in 2013. Gallaher opened for Brantley Gilbert and The Darlins opened for Montgomery Gentry. Be sure to click the video and watch Scott DeCarlo’s winning performance of “Havin’ a Good Time.” Visit Scott online at ScottDeCarlo.com.
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Snagajob is America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers. It is the only company completely dedicated to providing recruitment and hiring solutions for the hourly employment industry. The Hourly Gig contest was created as a way for aspiring musicians, who might be working several hourly jobs (or “gigs”), the chance to showcase their talents in front of a national audience.