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"Recycled Percussion" To Perform at UWFox

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The Campus Activities Board at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is presenting one of the most unique musical groups around when "Recycled Percussion" performs in UWFox’s Perry Hall on Wednesday, April 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

According to various sources, "Recycled Percussion" began as an act in a high school talent show in Goffstown, NH, in 1995. The group uses ordinary objects like ladders, pots, pans, chainsaws, metal barrels, metal grinders, kitchen sinks, and 50-gallon drums as musical instruments while it performs both original music as well as "covers" for popular rock tunes. The group has appeared on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" TV show, where it finished third out of thousands of groups.

"Recycled Percussion offers up an array of music, including techno, reggae, metal, blues, ska, jazz, classic rock, hip-hop, punk, boy-band, and "junk."

Band members are percussionist/drummer Justin Spencer, who serves as the group’s leader; Jimmy Magoon on electric guitar; Ryan Vezina, also a percussionist/drummer; and Todd "DJ Pharoah" Griffin, the disc jockey spinmaster, keyboardist and vocalist.

The performance is free and open to the public with unreserved seating. For more information about "Recycled Percussion’s" performance at UWFox, contact Jeff Kuepper, Student Activities Coordinator, 920-832-2671 or email jeff.kuepper@uwc.edu.

Posted 04/26/2010