Jake Klein Photography Band Review of Recycled Percussion

September 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I was honored not only once but twice to have the opportunity to not only experience this great show but to photograph it as well. The Recycled Percussion show is made up of 4 key talented musicians.Recycled Percussion is a Manchester, New Hampshire-based band which was formed originally in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Justin Spencer Put together Recycled Percussion in 1995 for a high school talent show. He was looking for a way to be as creative as possible and borrowed the idea of playing buckets, which was introduced to him in the subways of New York City. Deciding to take the next step, Justin added more and more instruments to the show and expanded on the New York style of street percussion.
The band started to take off in 1999 when they were featured on the cover of USA Today. Recycled Percussion began touring the country performing over 10 shows a year starting in 2001 and began breaking records in the college market.[citation needed] Performing at colleges, NBA halftimes, NFL halftimes, and at corporate events for major companies all over the world, it seemed that Recycled Percussion was going to be around for a long time. The group continued to tour for 10 years until they made their debut on the television show America's Got Talent. The group auditioned with over one hundred acts and became the then-highest placed non-singing act to ever compete in the series' history, finishing third. They lost this distinction when Olate Dogs won season seven in 2012.
After this national exposure, many doors opened for the group and they began to work with Jerry Springer on a live version of “America’s Got Talent.” They spent three months performing at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and one month performing the live show at MGM Grand Foxwoods in Connecticut. In 2010, the band sealed a deal with the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to have their own show.
After successful runs of shows at MGM and Tropicana Las Vegas, Recycled Percussion is now at The Quad on the Las Vegas Strip. Their brand new interactive show gives each audience member a chance to get in on the act, as everybody is given a drumstick and a unique instrument upon entering.  The band’s immersive show incorporates everyday items like power tools, ladders, buckets and trashcans, turning them into rock instruments.
You've seen Recycled Percussion on NBC's "America's Got Talent." Now you can play along with them live at The Quad.  Recycled Percussion combines extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism. Whether they're playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, Recycled Percussion's boundless energy and creativity will blow you away.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Hailing from New Hampshire, the talented troupe formed in 1994 at a high school talent show. Recycled Percussion introduced junk rock to the scene – making catchy beats on bizarre, everyday objects.
Recycled Percussion consists of Justin Spencer (crowned the world's fastest extreme drummer), fellow drummer Ryan Vezina, guitarist Matt Bowman and DJ Jason Davies.  
Today Recycled Percussion can be found Playing at the Showroom at The Quad 6 days a week.
One of the great things about this band is that 100% of their merchandise sales goes to an organization founded by Justin Spencer “recycled percussion founder” called Legacy X.

The mission of the Legacy X Foundation, a non-profit organization, is to create an environment, through a Legacy X Hangout, where people feel safe, accepted and have a sense of belonging. Legacy X is committed to helping individuals overcome being bullied through counseling, educational programming and innovative training. One of the organizations saying is We will simultaneously work to stop bullying within the communities where our hangouts exist.  
Please enjoy the pictures I have taken and click on the links I provided for more information.
In my opinion this is a must see show!!!

 


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