A longtime crowd favorite was finally given his due on Tuesday, April 19 at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, winning the audience vote at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with original songs bursting with energy and positivity.
Scranton musician Joe “Quincy” Terry, who plays bass with progressive alternative rock band Eye on Attraction, has been bringing his solo work to Got Talent for a while now, debuting fresh and fun new material every time with vitality and an infectious smile that always leaves a lasting impression. This time, he left with the win.
Week 8 performers:
Music: Adam Fox, Joe Craig, Joe Quincy, and Glen Hoffman
Comedy: J-Ass, Nate Sives, Aaron Decker, Elliott Elliott, Matt Davis, Dan Hoppel, Ted Hebert, Tyler DiBennedetto, Michelle Morgan, and Zack Hammond
Terry won $50 in cash, provided by Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and a slot in the Finals Showcase on May 31, where the 12 winners (now 13 winners due to a tie) from 12 consecutive weeks will compete in front of a panel of judges for the grand prize – $250 cash courtesy of Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy; a $100 gift card from Fidelity Bank; a summer backyard prize package with a fire pit, wooden deck chair, grill, and cooler from Coors Light and LT Verrastro, Inc.; a headlining slot at the 2016 Electric City Music Conference; and a guest spot on an episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast. The second place winner will receive $100 cash.
Sponsored by Coors Light, LT Verrastro, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Fidelity Bank, Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy, and Thirst T’s, NEPA Scene’s Got Talent takes the format of an open mic night and turns it into a friendly competition, inviting local musicians, comedians, poets, performance artists, magicians, actors, and more to perform on Thirst T’s stage every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through May 17.
At the end of each night, audiences who have enjoyed the free live show will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite act. The winner each week will receive $50 in cash and the headlining slot for the following Tuesday, and all other performers are encouraged to compete again as often as they’d like or simply show off their talents for fun. Everyone participating is featured weekly on nepascene.com.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.