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Shirley musician and his singing group to perform in ASMS


ShirleyArts! is proud to be bringing some great a cappella music to the stage of the Ayer Shirley Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.

Shirley resident Paul Pampinella is part of Five O’Clock Shadow, the group that will offer an afternoon workshop and an evening performance.

Paul teaches at Berklee College and Indian Hill Arts. He has sung the national anthem for a Patriot’s game, has performed across the country, and with Ray Charles, Aaron Neville, Patti LaBelle and the Boston Pops.

Now Paul is bringing his friends here to perform in Shirley.

At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Throughout its 23-year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed live performances and recordings. What’s more, these guys love what they do, and their joy is contagious! Go to to here audio clips of their music.

The band members will be sharing their experiences at an afternoon a cappella workshop. For a $10 fee, participants may learn some techniques, from 2-4 p.m., and then perform one number during the evening show. Contact ShirleyArts! if this interests you.

Reserved seat tickets are now on sale for $15 each. Order forms are available at the Hazen Library in Shirley or may be obtained by emailing

Go to for information, call 978-496-6427, or follow the group on Facebook to keep up with daily happenings.

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