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Chaos and Kindness

Watch it on WMUR Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m.
 
Concerts
The Music Hall: 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m.
Veterans Park: Manchester, Friday, June 9, at 7 p.m.
Flying Monkey: 39 Main St., Plymouth, Saturday, June 10, at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m.
North Haverhill Fair: Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m.
Hopkinton State Fair: Monday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m.
Contact: For more information, or to buy tickets visit recycledpercussionband.com, or visit the Facebook page




When chaos meets kindness
Recycled Percussion on its new show

06/01/17
By Kelly Sennott ksennott@hippopress.com



 Chaos and Kindness, starring, produced and directed by Recycled Percussion, is kind of like a mix between Jackass and Make-A-Wish, says band member Justin Spencer.

The new TV show, which airs on WMUR, showcases the Goffstown-founded band conducting acts of kindness for deserving people. The third episode is set to air Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m. 
Spencer said kindness is at the core of the band’s foundation, which garnered national attention on America’s Got Talent in 2009. Group members receive more than 500 emails a week from fans sending information about worthy people to help out. 
“I think that anyone who has power in a celebrity status who doesn’t use their power for good is missing out on an opportunity to make a difference in the world,” said Spencer, who also puts effort into these causes to teach the importance of helping others to his two daughters. “I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, and I certainly didn’t grow up in a family where my parents were famous. … This gives me an opportunity to educate them on the differences people can make.”
The first 12 episodes feature people from New Hampshire, where the group stops every year to visit friends and family and to perform concerts. (The next concerts are at the Music Hall on June 8 and Veterans Park on June 9, respectively.) Band members conceptualized the show a year ago, and after receiving multiple offers from national TV networks, they decided to produce it themselves.
“We’ve always been adamant about our brand — about being kind to others. [The national networks] wanted more the ‘chaos’ side — they wanted to see Jackass — but we wanted it to be like Make-A-Wish,” Spencer said via phone.
Episode 1 brought a New Hampshire man who’d lost four kids to the Super Bowl, where Recycled Percussion performed this year, and in Episode 2, band members created a special gift for a family whose dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This Thursday’s episode features an elderly couple from Londonderry, Patrick and Patti Sheridan, who were evicted from their home after living there for 37 years.
“We feel the elderly are kind of cast aside,” Spencer said. “Once we met them, we realized the love they had for each other was just incredibly immense. It was something people dream of having, love that’s super-deep. A true soul mate. We wanted to tell their story by reenacting their wedding for them.”
Hundreds of people showed up, to the surprise of the Sheridans. 
“The wedding was just remarkable. The words a 91-year-old man says to his bride onstage —  you couldn’t write that stuff. It was from the heart,” he said. 





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