Recycled Percussion Headlines July Pre-Race Concert
From the Las Vegas stage to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway frontstretch, Recycled Percussion will perform the pre-race concert before the Overton's 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on July 16. Led by Granite State native Justin Spencer, speedway officials announced on Tuesday that Recycled Percussion will play a 45-minute free concert for the fans starting at 11:45 a.m.
"Everyone knows that we love New Hampshire," said Spencer, who grew up in Goffstown, N.H. "Combine that with how much this band loves NASCAR and you can bet we will be bringing our best performance to the track."
A mix of rock and an interactive experience for fans, Recycled Percussion's four-man group uses power tools, buckets and anything they can use their drumsticks on to produce a wild blend of music and comedy.
Since Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been on a tear, performing their junk rock style on television shows like "America's Got Talent", "Carson Daly", "The Today Show", "China's Got Talent" and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of USA Today in 1999 and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition, eventually sealing a deal to headline in Las Vegas, where they remain as one of the most popular shows on the Strip in Planet Hollywood's Saxe Theater.
Recycled Percussion consists of Spencer, Ryan Vezina (body percussion specialist), Matt Bowman (guitar player) and Todd Griffin (DJ) - all of whom attended Goffstown High School together. The group uses objects like trash cans, buckets, ladders, power tools, and other materials to create a unique rock experience.
"We are amped to have Recycled Percussion perform the pre-race concert for our fans just moments before the Overton's 301 drops the green flag," said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway. "These guys are from New Hampshire, which is awesome, and they are going to put on one heck of a show to get this place rockin'."