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A ‘junk rock’ band performs in region

  • Members of rock band Recycled Percussion traveled to 45 Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the state of New Hampshire – including both Peterborough locations – on Tuesday, in an effort to break a world record for most venues performed at in a day. The band was also giving out Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and raising money to take less-fortunate kids school shopping.  Courtesy photo

  • Dustin Whitney, 9, of Marlborough played drums for a bit after Recycled Percussion performed in the Grove Street Dunkin’ Donuts in Peterborough on Tuesday. Top: Crystal Bechard poses for a photo with members of Recycled Percussion at the Grove Street Dunkin’ Donuts in Peterborough. Bechard said she had been a fan of the band for many years.  Courtesy photo

  • Members of rock band Recycled Percussion traveled to 45 Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the state of New Hampshire – including both Peterborough locations – on Tuesday, in an effort to break a world record for most venues performed at in a day. The band was also giving out Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and raising money to take less-fortunate kids school shopping.  Courtesy photo

  • During each stop, Recycled Percussion took at least a few minutes to interact with their fans. Courtesy photo

  • Crystal Bechard poses for a photo with members of Recycled Percussion at the Grove Street Dunkin’ Donuts in Peterborough. Bechard said she had been a fan of the band for many years.  Courtesy photo

  • Members of Recycled Percussion pose for a photo with some children who patiently waited at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Grove Street in Peterborough for a chance to meet them.  Courtesy photo

  • Hayden Deyo-Monkton, 7, of Peterborough, left, and Dustin Whitney, 9 , of Marlborough, perform at the Grove Street Dunkin’ Donuts in Peterborough. The rock band was in town as a tour of New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts to break a world record for most performances in one day.  Courtest photo



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Friday, August 11, 2017

Residents from across the state flocked to their local Dunkin’ Donuts on Tuesday for a chance to meet New Hampshire’s own self proclaimed “junk rock” band, Recycled Percussion.

Band members Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina traveled to 45 different locations throughout New Hampshire – including Peterborough’s two locations and a location near the Wilton border in Milford – throughout the day to break a world record for most venues performed at in a single day.

At each stop the band would perform, hand out Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards, and interact with fans for a few minutes before moving onto the next location. 

“After meeting them, my son said he was never going to wash his hand again,” said Laina Deyo, of Peterborough, who waited for more than an hour at the Grove Street location in Peterborough with her 7-year-old son and 1-and-a-half-year-old daughter in an effort to catch one of the band’s performances. “We were a little nervous, but it was really awesome.”

Crystal Bechard of Marlborough said she and her three children stopped at a few Dunkin’ Donuts in the area, eventually settling on the Grove Street location to wait for the band to show. 

“My boys are big fans of theirs and we decided to make a fun, summer day out of it,” said Bechard, who said they waited more than an hour and a half. “It was well-worth the wait because it was a more personal experience.”

Bechard’s son, 9-year-old Dustin Whitney, was beyond excited when he was offered a chance to play on one of the band’s drums.

“It’s the first time my boys have ever seen them,” said Bechard. “[Dustin] was really excited, but he did wish that he could’ve spent more time with them.”

Recycled Percussion were formed in 1994 at a high school talent show, according to their Facebook page, mixing “their gritty assault on buckets, power tools or anything else they can get their sticks on with a sense of humor and gravity defying athleticism.” The band placed third on America’s Got Talent in 2009 and currently headlines shows in Las Vegas.

Throughout the day, the band was also working to raise $10,000 to bring less-fortunate children school shopping. The band has said on Facebook that enough money was raised to bring 50 kids “full blown” school shopping. 

“They are awesome,” said Deyo. “They do a lot of great work, especially for kids.”

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.