‘The Kastaways’ Return to Hadlock Field

PRESS RELEASE – The Portland Sea Dogs welcomed “The Kastaways” back to Portland Saturday as the mascot band made their Hadlock Field debut. The Sea Dogs have contracted with “The Kastaways” to perform at every Saturday home game in 2012.

“The Kastaways” were formed in 1993 following the official name the team contest for Portland’s new professional baseball team. It was during the grueling contest that Herman the Power Hog, Sir Nigel Rathbone the Wharf Rat, Spike the Porcupine, Clarence the Clam, and Pete the Puffin formed a strong friendship and discovered they shared a love of music. Ultimately the five lost out to the popular Slugger the Sea Dog but up from the ashes of the disappointment rose a truly unique band; “The Kastaways” Mascot Band.

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After nearly 20 years of touring the country “The Kastaways” are thrilled to be back in Portland for the summer of 2012 to perform together on the front plaza prior to every Saturday home game at Hadlock Field. The popular quintet is known for their high energy performances combining their magnificent music with zany ad libs. There is no slight of hand in their performances just great music and a lot of fun!

“We are thrilled to bring The Kastaways back to their roots in Portland,” Sea Dogs General Manager Geoff Iacuessa said. “Their performances are sure to delight Sea Dog fans all season.”

The band will feature Clarence the Clam on drums, Pete the Puffin on keyboard, Herman the Power Hog on bass guitar and vocals, Spike the Porcupine on guitar and vocals, and Sir Nigel Rathbone the Wharf Rat on guitar and vocals.

The band wanting to embrace their Maine roots will wear L.L. Bean Boots at all of their performances.

“It has been a long time since we have performed in Portland and we are excited to finally get the chance to showcase our skills at Hadlock Field,” Kastaways guitarist Herman Dean said. “Portland really created us many years ago and we are happy to return home where we belong.”

The Kastaways will perform their eclectic array of music in the front plaza at Hadlock Field beginning approximately one hour and 45 minutes prior to the scheduled game time and finish up about 15 minutes after the scheduled start of each Saturday game. Their unique shows are sure to entertain kids and adults alike.

The band is available for bookings. Contact the Sea Dogs at 207-874-9300 for more information.

In coming back to Maine the band set up a new Facebook page where they will post updates about the band throughout the season. The link to their page is http://www.facebook.com/thekastaways.

Band Schedule:
April 14 11:15 AM- 1:15 PM
April 28 11:15 AM -1:15 PM
May 19 11:15 AM- 1:15 PM
May 26 11:15 AM- 1:15 PM
June 9 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
June 30 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
July 14 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
August 4 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
August 18 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Book your nine inning vacation! Tickets for all 2012 Sea Dogs’ home games are available and can be ordered by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at http://www.seadogs.com.

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