By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Recycled Percussion)
I was invited to the grand opening of Recycled Percussion at The Quad Resort & Casino.
The celebration included a Red Carpet and 1-1/2 hour pre-show reception at the Catalyst Bar.
I have enjoyed Recycled Percussion ever since I first saw them compete on America’s Got Talent. It is always refreshing to see some originality in an act as they introduced their own concept of music now called Junk Rock.
The public quickly agreed since their opening in Las Vegas they have filled showrooms for over two years and are now the #1 interactive musical group in Las Vegas.
From the moment you enter the showroom, Recycled Percussion is different. You are handed a drumstick and musical instrument, well, pots and other things from the kitchen to bang together to make your own version of music.
It’s fun and enticing!
“We couldn’t be happier to kick-off 2013 in our new home at The Quad. The central location on The Strip is perfect for our all-ages show,” said band leader Justin Spencer. “We’ve added in a lot of new creative elements to expand our appeal and allow us to connect with our audiences on a deeper and even more interactive level. We’re really excited.”
Formed in 1994 in New Hampshire at a high school talent show, Recycled Percussion’s first performance gave birth to the style of music now known as junk rock. Justin Spencer, who has been named the world’s “fastest extreme drummer,” along with fellow drummer Ryan Vezina, guitarist Matt Bowman and DJ Todd Griffin have averaged more than 250 shows a year since. The band was introduced in living rooms across the country on the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. The group placed third out of more than 100,000 acts and became the first non-singing act to place in the top three in show history. The group has appeared on the cover of USA TODAY, has performed on numerous television shows including the “Today Show,” and recently played their biggest show ever by performing on “China’s Got Talent.” The audience at the outdoor stadium was over 80,000 and the home viewership reached more than 610 million viewers. The band has also performed at the 2010 Latin Grammys, World MMA Awards, NBA and NFL halftime shows, convention general session openers, corporate events, college performances and more.
Recycled Percussion appears at The Showroom at The Quad Saturday through Thursday (dark Friday) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65.98 and $76.98 (plus taxes and fees). For information, call the Quad Box Office, at (800) 351-7400. www.recycledpercussionband.com
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman has been involved in producing television programs, TV commercials, and travel specials for 28 years. Sandy is a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, travel writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at P. O. Box #750211, Las Vegas, NV. 89136.