A Mighty Lion
Don't let your unfamiliarity with this band's name fool you A Mighty Lion was known until very recently as the Repeat Offenders, an original four-piece rock-reggae band with a rapidly growing following in the L/A region and beyond after more than 5 years together in various incarnations. Only the name has changed if the music has changed at all, it's only because the band keeps getting tighter and funkier the longer they perform as a unit. Their grooves are nothing if not infectious and fiendishly catchy.
After a couple of personnel changes, and after realizing there are already a handful of bands in America with that name, the Repeat Offenders jettisoned their former moniker but have kept their same trademark sound that has been winning new fans with each successive gig. They've been extending their reach lately and playing not just outside of L/A but even out of state as they build a following the old-fashioned way: through hard work, regular gigs wherever and whenever they can get them, lots of practice, and a dedication to constantly writing new material. Founding members Nick Racioppi (guitar) and Byron Malcom (bass) were joined in 2009 by Nick Mastrella on drums and in 2012 by Aaron Stone on guitar, and they cite influences as diverse as Sublime, Bob Marley and the Wailers, and State Radio.
After bringing a sizeable crowd of their own fans when they opened for Phish tribute band Pardon Me, Doug back in February 2013, we here at the Franco Center became convinced they needed a show of their own. If you've caught the band at one of their regular performances at Pedro O'Hara's in Lewiston, we hope you make the trek down the street and catch them here as well.
Franco Center (View)
46 Cedar St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
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