The Bucket Boys are an extremely talented group of teens from Chicago’s South Side who have been putting their percussive skills on display throughout the city for years. Performing synchronized drumming routines on plastic buckets, these kids were everywhere – along the Magnificent Mile and, during baseball season, outside of Wrigley Field – any spot where their performance would draw heavy crowds.
In the late summer of 2002, the Bucket Boys realized an opportunity of a lifetime…
Discovered while performing for crowds along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago they were given a chance to show off their dynamic skills at Chicago Bulls home games. Standing ovations translated into increased numbers of performances for the Bulls’ faithful. Then another opportunity of a lifetime for the teenage group presented itself – a performance at the 2004 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with the likes of Outcast, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé.
What followed was ABC and Hank Williams, Jr. The Bucket Boys joined talents with the famous country star on Monday Night Football’s “Are You Ready For Some Football?!” openings.
Fast-forward to the present…..
The Bucket Boys are still everywhere. Today, however, “everywhere” has expanded to include appearances across the country for NBA and NCAA teams, regular appearances at Bulls home games and functions and a commercial spot with KFC.
Keep an ear out for the Bucket Boys. These young men are going to be making a lot of noise – in more ways than one.