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“America’s Got Talent” band to Perform April 13 at Penn State Fayette

4/6/2011 —

Recycled Percussion, a band best known for creating music with unconventional instruments, will perform April 13 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The band will take the stage at 7 p.m. in Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center on campus.

In 2009, Recycled Percussion’s popularity grew when they came in third place on the hit NBC show “America’s Got Talent.” After the competition, the band worked with former “America’s Got Talent” host Jerry Springer on a live version of the show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and the MGM Grand resort and casino in Mashnantucket, Conn. Recently, Recycled Percussion has been performing a solo show at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

Recycled Percussion delivers a unique sound to audiences by using alternative instruments to create music. The band often turns to trash cans, ladders, mailboxes and even power tools to deliver their blend of “trash rock.”

Justin Spencer, the founder of the group, was introduced to the idea of playing buckets as a percussion instrument by watching performers in the New York City Subways. Joining Spencer are percussion specialist and body percussion talent Ryan Vezina; percussionist, DJ and media director Todd Griffin; and percussionist and guitarist James Magoon.

Tickets to the performance are $5. Advance ticket purchases are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 724-430-4271.

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