2018-05-18 / Front Page

The big beat



Cam Currier, above, Scarborough High School senior, and his fellow bandmates of Rest Assured won the 2018 Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM SLAM on Saturday. The band received $1,000 cash, individual scholarships to the Maine College of Art, the opportunity to open for Guster at Thompson’s Point later this summer and a tour of Gateway Mastering, home of grammy award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. Currier also received the award for best drummer of the day. Rest Assured competed against five other bands at Empire Live Music & Events on Congress Street in Portland. Bands from throughout southern Maine and beyond competed in front of six judges and were scored from zero to 100 on a range of skills. Currier said he’s been playing the drums since he was gifted a small set at the age of two and hopes one day to be able to play for a living. At right, Currier and Natalie Hanagan of Wells High School on bass. (Grant McPherson photos) Cam Currier, above, Scarborough High School senior, and his fellow bandmates of Rest Assured won the 2018 Maine Academy of Modern Music MAMM SLAM on Saturday. The band received $1,000 cash, individual scholarships to the Maine College of Art, the opportunity to open for Guster at Thompson’s Point later this summer and a tour of Gateway Mastering, home of grammy award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. Currier also received the award for best drummer of the day. Rest Assured competed against five other bands at Empire Live Music & Events on Congress Street in Portland. Bands from throughout southern Maine and beyond competed in front of six judges and were scored from zero to 100 on a range of skills. Currier said he’s been playing the drums since he was gifted a small set at the age of two and hopes one day to be able to play for a living. At right, Currier and Natalie Hanagan of Wells High School on bass. (Grant McPherson photos)

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