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Posted: May 19, 2014


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MAMM SLAM 2014 | About MAMM SLAM | Complete rules

Saturday’s MAMM SLAM prelims were a showcase of local high school talent, with band and solo performances. But only a handful could move on to the finals. Those bands are: Guilty Bystanders, If You Insist, Cover One Eye, Simple Burden, Pretty Nice Weather, and the Wild Care: Fading Dawn. Finals are May 10 at Asylum.

Photos: MAMM SLAM prelims

Saturday’s MAMM SLAM prelims at Bayside Bowl were a showcase of local high school talent, with band and solo performances taking the stage. Ten bands competed, but only a handful move on to the May 10 finals. Check out photos from the prelims.
// MAMM SLAM 2014 @ Bayside Bowl

MAMM SLAM is out on by Maine Academy of Modern Music and Portland Music Foundation, and winners have a crack at $1,000, sponsored by the Rusty Rocket Foundation, along with coveted recording time, TV appearances, radio play, plum gigs and professional marketing direction.


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the 2014 Finalists


Simple Burden

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

Scarborough High School
Talya Davis-Day (bass, vocals), Jamie Kerr (guitar, vocals), Zach Brodeur (guitar), Sam Smith (drums)
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Cover One Eye

Edward Little High School
Trevor Laliberte (drums, vocals), Noah Libby (guitar, vocals), Kenzie Tufts (bass)
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If You Insist

Poland Regional High School, Hebron Academy
Ben Bradford, 18 (guitar, vocals), Victor Klinkerch. 17 (drums), Blake Webster, 17 (bass, vocals), Nick Santos, 16 (guitar and vocals)
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Pretty Nice Weather

Scarborough High School, Wiscasset High School, Casco Bay High School
Olivia Gehrke (guitar), Sam Smith (drums), Sebastian Andrew (guitar), Lukas Handanos (vocals), Talya Davis-Day (bass)
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The Wild Card

Fading Dawn

Camden Hills Regional High School, Oceanside High School West, Isleboro Central School
Alex Winn (guitar, keyboard), Dylan Hitz (vocals, guitar), Tyler Bilodeau (drums), Jordan Roubinek (bass), Jason Pierce (guitar)
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Kudos to all the competing bands



Scarborough High School, South Portland High School
Edward James (violin, guitar, vocals), Elliot Youth (piano, guitar, vocals), Moutwei Chap (guitar, bass guitar, vocals), Ashley Moon (drums, vocals), Alec Leng (guitar, vocals)
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Metal Sideburns

Waynflete High School, Portland High School, Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Lyman Moore Middle School
Aidan Richman, 13 (guitar, drums, bass), Luc Houk, 14 (guitar, bass, vocals), Sigrid Harmon, 14 (vocals, bass), Scott Ralston, 17 (drums, bass)
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Not Determined

Yarmouth High School
Marcel Odie DeSmith (guitar, synths, vocals), Sam Rouda (drums), Ben Waterman (bass), Parker Goessling (guitar)
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Rupture the Fish

Waynflete High School, Kennebunk High School, Biddeford High School
Scott Ralston (guitar, vocals), Spencer Teachout (bass), Ben Nason (drums)
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Sasha McClure

Casco Bay High School
Sasha McClure (acoustic guitar, vocals)
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Last year’s MAMM SLAM

Get a glimpse of what MAMM SLAM is all about.
// MAMM SLAM 2013

MAMM is dedicated to creating positive life experiences through innovative and inclusive music programs that promote resiliency, self-expression, creativity, and determination. Playing for Change Foundation is helping MAMM execute their mission by expanding their musical and social knowledge globally. MAMM has adopted the Tintale Village Mothers Society as a sister music school in Nepal to foster a global community where children share and learn about music and culture. 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.

The sponsors

The MAMM SLAM is generously sponsored by, Coffee By Design, Crooked Cove, State Theatre, AO Guitars and Gateway Mastering, with support from WCYY, WBLM, Maine Magazine and WPXT-TV.

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