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Five-Year-Old Joins Motown Band

5-year-old Julian knows his chops

5-year-old Julian knows his chops

Thursday, January 28, 2010 17:07 GMT

MACOMB, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Motown music icons The Contours With Joe Billingslea have a tiny new bandmate: A five-year-old child.

The group, best known for their 1962 hit “Do You Love Me,” have just added Julian Pavone – “The World’s Youngest Drummer” – to their band.

He’ll be singing, dancing, drumming, and touring with them and bandmember Charles Davis plans to keep the tot happy on the road.

Davis says they’ll have plenty of video games handy and take nap and juice breaks during rehearsals.

Julian will get all the perks of a full-fledged bandmate including adoring fans, a mini Contours uniform, and goodies backstage.

His dad, Bernadino Pavone, says Julian’s only requests before shows are “iced tea and Spider-Man snacks.”

Bernadino says his son is ready for groupies since he already knows how to sign his name for autographs.

Frontman Joe Billingslea likens Julian to a “modern Stevie Wonder” and thinks the kid has serious soul.