It was a packed house at Empire on Saturday afternoon for the 9th annual MAMM SLAM. Put on by the Maine Academy of Modern Music, this is Maine's yearly battle of the high school rock bands. There were six amazing acts that played but at the end, the elite panel of judges picked REST ASSURED as the winner.


Jeremy Brogan, Guitar, Freeport High School

Gardy Converse, Guitar, Freeport High School

Cam Currier, Drums, Scarborough High School

Natalie Hanagan, Bass, Wells High School

Nick Jenkins, Vocals/Keyboards, Waynflete School

According to their bio:

"Rest Assured is a reggae fusion band from Portland, Maine, mixing reggae, hip-hop, and rock. The band has been together since March 2017. Playing venues like One Longfellow Square, The Old Port Fest, and Bayside Bowl, the group has grown exponentially and sprung into a healthy mix of covers and originals. Influenced by artists such as Bob Marley, The Police, Sublime, and rockers like The Chili Peppers and Dispatch this group of teens love to jam!"



Rest Assured won a pretty sweet prize package,  including $1000 cash, sponsored by Maine Life Real Estate Co., scholarships to the Maine College of Art, a chance to open for Guster at Thompson's Point courtesy of State Theatre, Portland, Maine, a tour of Gateway Mastering, and much, much more!

There were also winners of our individual awards:

Best Female Singer - Genevieve Curtis
Best Male Singer - Alain Igiraneza
Best Guitarist - Nakoa Parsons
Best Bassist - Natalie Hanagan
Best Keyboardist - Trey Wright
Best Drummer - Cam Currier

Thanks to the judges They had the hardest job of all! Kudos to: Matt Congdon, Susanne Gerry, Kerstin Gilg, Michael Prescott, Sean Slaughter, and Jake Susla.

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