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North Shore Acappella To Perform July 5

The Laker - June 24, 2013

North Shore Acappella will bring its blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to the Inn on Main, 200 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, on Friday, July 5.

Covering songs from the 1940s through today, the group has been performing throughout New England for more than 30 years. Its performance at 7:30 p.m. on the fifth will be presented by the Great Waters Music Festival as part of its Second Stage Series.

Every performance by North Shore Acappella is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role, a trait that very few a cappella groups in the country can claim.

The group — Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi —came together in 1979 when Straccia, Chiapponi, and Bob Crowley ended several years of appearing with other groups. They later were joined by Jimmy Martin who previously sang with the rhythm and blues band World Premier; and Tom Duarte who replaced Crowley.

In 1991, North Shore Acappella won the National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael CA, defeating six other top finalists from across the country.  In 2011, North Shore Acappella was featured on NBC’s The Sing Off, and the group has appeared as the opening act for The Temptations, The Platters, Ben E. King, Johnny Maestro, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Valli, and Gene Pitney.

Available now at the Great Waters office at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro, tickets also are available by calling 603-569-7710 or online at

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