Visit MaineToday's profile on Pinterest.

About The Author


Staff Reports

For people who do stuff.

Send an email | Read more from Staff

Posted: March 1, 2014

MAMM SLAM 2014: Simple Burden

Written by: Staff Reports

MAMM SLAM: The Bands | About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules

Simple Burden

Greely High School, Portland High School
Dylan Sinclair (guitar, lead vocals), Ryan Beagan (bass, vocals), Joey Clayton (guitar)

Simple Burden is a hard rock band hailing from Southern Maine. Founded by front man Dylan Sinclair and bassist Ryan Beagan in September of 2011, the band was filled out with addition of guitarist Joey Clayton (who was also a guitarist in the founder’s previous project, SHIFT).

The band is currently looking for a new drummer to fill out there line up. Undaunted, the three guys tweaked the set list and have continued performing acoustic shows since last fall.

In September 2012, Simple Burden was the first runner up in Gorilla Music’s Portland Battle of the Bands, in which they competed against more than 35 other area bands, and Simple Burden was a finalist in the 2013 MAMM SLAM competition.

Simple Burden has played at numerous venues throughout southern Maine, including: Yankee Lanes, Bayside Bowl, the Big Easy, the Asylum, Westcustogo Hall, North Yarmouth Fun Day, Prince Memorial Library and the Old Port Festival.

Hear their music

Lie Awake


Find out more

Up Next: