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Posted: April 1, 2015

MAMM SLAM 2015: Presenting the MAMM SLAM finalists

Written by: Staff Reports - - info@mainetoday.com

MAMM SLAM 2015 | Complete MAMM SLAM rules

MAMM SLAM brings teen bands and solo performers (singer/songwriters and DJ’s) together in a friendly competition that showcases their musicial talents. They’ll be judged on all the elements that matter in real-world music careers, including songwriting, performance skills, web presence, marketing and other aspects of being a professional touring and recording musician.

Put on by The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM), the MAMM SLAM prize package is also pretty sweet. Winners have a crack at $1000, sponsored by the Rusty Rocket Foundation, along with coveted recording time, radio appearances, plum gigs, a tour of Gateway Mastering, and professional marketing direction and scholarships to Maine College of Art (MECA) of up to $16,000 a year to each band member. Awesome, right?

The Finals

The finals are May 9 at Asylum in Portland

The Bands

Here are the MAMM SLAM finalists

Djar Djar

Mount Desert Island High School
Will Miller (guitar), Jack Sasner (guitar, vocals), Kevin Elk (drums), Simon Roberston (bass)
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Random Ideas

Erskine Academy
Lexi Johnson (bass, vocals), Kinsey Johnson (guitar, harmony vocals), Meagan Johnson (drums)
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Spectrum

Cheverus High School & Falmouth High School
Andy Penk (vocals), Darren Thiboutot (guitar), Thomas Hiscock (bass), Michael Young (drums), David Fitzpatrick (guitar)
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Work in Progress

Scarborough High School & Scarborough Middle School
Josh Caiazzo (drums, vocals), Justin Caiazzo (bass), Justin Lindsay (lead guitar)
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Yard Sail

Thornton Academy, Memorial Middle School & Casco Bay High School
Ève Gagné (drums), Zoé Gagné (guitar), Esmé Howland (keyboard), Skyler Cummings (bass, vocals), Emma Ivy (vocals, ukulele)
// Check them out

 

 

And the MaineToday.com Wildcard Winner is:

Fading Dawn

Camden Hills Regional High School & Oceanside High School East
Alex Winn (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dylan Hitz (guitar, lead vocals), Jason Pierce (bass, backing vocals), Tyler Bilodeau (drums)
// Check them out

 

 

Check out the rest of the MAMM SLAM 2015 bands — Kudos to all for participating!

Direct Impingement

Traip Academy & home school
Matt Collier (guitar, drums, vocals), Chris Saiauski (bass), Dan Hanley
// Check them out

 

 

Grey Scale Project

Camden Hills Regional High School & Oceanside High School East
Jason Pierce (guitar, vocals, bass), Tyler Bilodeau (drums), Dylan Hitz (guitar, vocals, bass)
// Check them out

 

 

Guilty Bystander

Scarborough High School & Greely High School
Talya Davis-Day (bass, vocals), Jamie Kerr (guitar, vocals), Zach Brodeur (guitar), and Josh Medrano (drums)
// Check them out

 

 

Metal Sideburns

Portland High School Casco Bay High School & Cape Elizabeth High School
Aidan Richman (guitar, bass, drums, piano, recorder), Sigrid Harmon (bass), Luc Houle (guitar)
// Check them out

 

 

NME NMNE

Portland High School, Old Orchard Beach High School, Deering High School & Lincoln Middle School
Thomas Victor (guitar), Leo Paterniti (guitar, piano), Juliana Pappavasiliou (bass), Charlie Rooks (drums), Haley Dimillo (vocals)
// Check them out
 

Practically Canada

Mt. Blue High School, Mt. Blue Middle School & Thornton Academy
Noah Widen (bass and vocals), Ellis Hemenway (guitar and vocals), Ian Berry (drums)
// Check them out

 

 

QQQQQ

Windham High School, Portland High School, South Freeport High School
Kaleb Eddy (drums, keyboard), Zachary DeFosse (guitar), Bodhi Small (guitar, vocals), Onare Balzer (bass, vocals)
// Check them out

 

 



Vote!

The poll has now closed. Note: A few voters went overboard with their enthusiasm and voted more than once. A lot more. While we appreciate their tenacity, the egregious repeat votes were removed to the best of our ability. Hence why these numbers may look different than they did earlier in the week.

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For information on the Maine Academy of Modern Music: info@maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. Check out Facebook: MAMMrocks and Twitter: @mammrocks for updates.

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The MAMM SLAM is generously sponsored by MaineToday.com, Asylum, Bayside Bowl, Rusty Rocket Foundation, Coffee By Design, Crooked Cove, State Theatre, and Gateway Mastering, with support from WCYY, WBLM, Maine Magazine, WPXT-TV, and MECA.

MAMM is dedicated to creating positive life experiences through innovative and inclusive music programs that promote resiliency, self-expression, creativity, and determination. The Maine Academy of Modern Music offers Rock Camps, Music Lessons, Rock Bands, Gigs and the annual high school rock off called The MAMM SLAM. www.maineacademyofmodernmusic.org


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