The Veayo Twins Win MAMM SLAMM
Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd 2012
Sometimes it only takes two to rock, think The Black Keys or The White Stripes. On April 28th, The Veayo Twins, a local duo with sweet vocal harmonies and keyboard, guitar and drum skills, WON the 2012 MAMM SLAM - Maine’s High School Rock Off, at Asylum. This dynamic duo beat out 11 other bands for $1000 in cash, recording time, gigs, studio tours and TV and radio appearances. Katherine Veayo also won Best Alternate Instrument: Keyboard!
“Winning MAMM SLAM helped boost my confidence and has made my passion for music blossom,” states Katherine Veayo. “It’s made me more confident about myself, my music and my artistic ability…and makes me more determined than ever to follow my dream of being a well known musician,” adds Kristen Veayo.
The Veayo Twins’ easy listening acoustic set heavily emphasizes original melodies that revolve around relationships, life experiences, and overcoming obstacles. The sisters and their music are in a national documentary film called “Bullied To Silence,” which premiered on April 16th at The Boston International Film Festival. Gigs includes the Jonas Brothers softball challenge in New Britain Stadium, New York City's historic Webster Hall, Patriots Place at Gillette Stadium, and Boston's Hard Rock Café. Kristen & Katherine have opened for Nashville’s Grammy award winning country rock band, Emerson Drive. They have been featured on CBS TV, Fox TV, 92Moose, WKIT, and WTOS radio shows. For more, go to TheVeayoTwins.com.
"Katherine and Kristen have been working very hard for a number of years and it definitely shows. It was a very close competition this year, and the girls' hard work really paid off," says Jeff Shaw, executive director and founder of MAMM.
Best Guitarist: Kyle Richardson, Saint Monday (South Portland High School)
Best Bassist: Antonio Macomber, The Stolen Mural (Casco Bay High School, Portland)
Best Drummer: Drew Harmon, The Stolen Mural (Scarborough, Cheverus)
Best Singer: Nate Harvey, Beware of Pedestrians (Gorham, Waynflete)
Best Alternate Instrument: Keyboard: Katherine Veayo, The Veayo Twins (Hall Dale High School)
The MAMM SLAM is generously supported by MaineToday Media, Coffee By Design, AO Guitars, Maine Magazine, WCYY, WBLM, Crooked Cove and The State Theatre. For more information about the event, call 207-899-3433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out more on Facebook: MAMMrocks, Myspace: maineacademyofmodernmusic and Twitter: @mammrocks.
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