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From Coldplay To Justin Bieber, Shake 3X Keeps THON 2016 Rocking

State College-based cover band Shake 3X took the BJC stage to give THON-goers its take on a few popular chart-topping hits and keep the energy levels high.

The four-member group, consisting of lead singer Tony Reichert — who also plays the saxophone and keyboard — Kurt Geyer on bass guitar, Steve Harman on lead guitar, and Justin Betz on the drums, turned the amps up for a much-needed boost. Members from Shake 3X have played venues up and down the East Coast (nine states in total), but the group is no stranger to the State College bar scene, playing shows at the Phyrst, the Saloon, the Arena, and of course, THON.

Shake 3X kicked off its set with the extremely popular “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, but the group would hit a variety of genres before its time at THON 2016 was over. The band switched things up with Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” before segueing into Ne-Yo and Pitbull’s “Time of Our Lives.”

Midway through the set, Shake 3X hit its crescendo with an outstanding version of “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons that featured a lively sax solo by Reichert front and center. Moments later, the BJC was flooded with back-to-back booming renditions of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” and “Sorry,” showcasing Shake 3X’s impressive versatility. Next, Shake 3X poured its heart into “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes and Twenty One Pilots’ “Tear In My Heart,” before capping off its nearly hour-long performance with “Hymn For the Weekend” by Coldplay.

Shake 3X put on one heck of a show to keep THON 2016 going strong. You can follow them on Twitter @Shake3xMusic.

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Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


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