2015 WAMI Award Nominees

 

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 35th ANNUAL
WISCONSIN AREA MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

 

Finalists For the People’s Choice Awards Also Announced

Artists in 34 Categories Competing For State Awards


MILWAUKEE, WI – The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) has announced the nominees for their 35th Annual Awards. The Awards Show will be held Sunday, April 19 at Turner Hall. Doors open at 6 pm, with the Awards Show beginning at 7 p.m.

 

WAMI will host a party celebrating the nominees on Sun., March 29 at 6:30 pm at Papa’s Social Club, 7718 W. Burleigh Street in Milwaukee. The party will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and a performance by Tweed Funk. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The finalists for the People’s Choice Awards have also been announced. These awards represent a subset of the annual awards given by WAMI. They allow for statewide voting by anyone who wishes to nominate in the specified categories. A quadrant system is used to ensure representation from all areas of the state.

The award categories and nominees are as follows:


WAMI 2015 Nominees

 

2015 Hall of Fame
Sigmund Snopek
The Robbs
Plasticland


Artist of the Year
PHOX
Field Report
Altered Five
Sam Llanas


Album of the Year
Field Report- Marigolden
PHOX- PHOX
Sam Llanas- The Whole Night Thru
GGOOLLDD- $tandard$
Tweed Funk- First Name Lucky
The Goddamns- Wisco Disco
Altered Five – Cryin’ Mercy

 

Song of the Year
GGOOLLDD- Gold
Field Report- Home
PHOX- 1936
The Family Business- Rest of My Days
The Living Statues- Knockin
Canopies- Choose Yer Own Adventure
Tweed Funk- Blues in My Soul
Altered Five- Find My Wings


Female Vocalist
Windy Hope
Nora Collins
Shaun Marie
Monica Martin
Rändi Fay
Lyndsay Evans
Amy Jo Johnson Doty


Male Vocalist
Andre Beaudot
Joseph “Smokey” Holman
Paul Lent
Jimmy Voegeli
Hugh Robert Masterson
Chris Porterfield
Sam Llanas


New Artist of the Year
Space Raft
Whips
GGOOLLDD
Hurry Up Wait
The Electra Color
Boom Shack

 

Pop Rock
GGOOLLDD
Doozey
Green Screen Kid
Eric Lives Here
Sexy Ester
I’m Not a Pilot
PHOX


Alternative
The Fatty Acids
The Delta Routine
Field Report
Canopies
Rooftop Jumpers
The Family Business
The Traveling Suitcase


Hard Rock/Metal
Spiral Trance
Conniption
Lords of the Trident
Venus in Furs
Red Light Saints
Metal Men
Evoked


Blues
The Blues Disciples
Altered Five
Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys
The Jimmys
The Big N Tasty Blues Band
Alex Wilson


Bluegrass/Americana
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Hugh Bob and The Hustle
Madpolecats
Dead Horses
The Ditchrunners
The Whiskeybelles
Buffalo Gospel


Rap/Hip Hop
Handz Onn
Klassik
Rob Dz
Webster X
Yo Dot
Reggie Bonds


Jazz
Jazz Orgy
Rändi Fay
Jamie Breiwick
Vivo
Jack Grassel
Adekola Adedapo


Rising Star
Bad Habitz
Hannah Mrozak
Distant Cuzins
Jonah Roth
Life in a Tree
Stephanie Brill
Yalimar Borges

 

Country
Saddlebrook
Grand Union
Rebel Grace
Geoff Landon & the Wolfpack
Bella Cain
Saving Savannah
Pat Watters Band


Soul R&B
Tweed Funk
Charles Walker Band
Streetlife
The People Brothers Band
Eddie Butts
Shonn Hinton


World
De La Buena
Unity
Kojo
King Solomon
Max & The Invaders
Something To Do
The Painted Caves
Natty Nation


Folk/Celtic
Blessed Feathers
Heidi Spencer & the Rare Birds
Reilly
Peter Mulvey
Whiskey of the Damned
Christopher Gold


Tribute
Separate Ways
Project Pink
The Prince Experience
The Hellion
Light Up
52nd Street


Cover Band
Rabid Aardvarks
Consult the Briefcase
Boogie and the Yo-yoz
Almighty Vinyl
The Toys
Star Six Nine
Half Empty
Road Trip


Christian/Gospel
Koiné
Saved by Grace
Lightswitch
Masonic Wonders
Dave Gerhartz
Paul F. Trebian


Singer/Songwriter
Nora Collins
Christopher Gold
Paul Hanna
Jay Matthes
John Stano
Rob Anthony


Horn/Big Band
Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns
Extra Crispy Brass Band
WIFEE and HUZz BAND
The Jimmys
Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks
Uptown Savages
Bill Sargent Big Band
Dead Man’s Carnival


Polka
The Squeezettes
Steve Meisner
Brewhaus Polka
Happy Schnapps Combo
Rhythm Playboys
Bobby Danczyk and the Polish Memories


Club DJ
Antics
Kiings
Poison Ivy
DJ Manny
DJ Breezy


Drummer
Victor DeLorenzo
Nick Lang
John Medler
Alan Arber
Nicole Rae
Mauro Magellan
Andrew Klaus
Billy Wendt


Guitarist
Bill House
Jason Busse
Kelly Klaus
Perry Weber
Peter Mac
Greg Koch
Jack Grassel
Joey Carini


Keyboard Player
Mark Glatzel
Marcell Guyton
Jimmy Voegeli
Kevin Machan
Raymond Tevich
Mark Lahti
Sam Steffke
Danny Moore


Bass
Eric Madunic
Timm Buechler
Jon Wheelock
Mike “Rudy” Rodenkirch
PT Pedersen
Chris Charter
Evan Paydon


Reeds
Andy Spadafora
Kevin Klemme
Warren Wiegratz
Steve Cooper
Michael Clobes
Jamie Breiwick
Mary Rodgers
Pat Phalon


Strings
Peter Thomas
Kimmy Unger
Lodi Broekhuizen
Joe Ketchum
Ryan Ogburn
Hans Christian


Studio
Cherry Pit
Rock Garden
Renwood Messenger
Studio Z
MusicMann Studios
Studio H

 

Engineer
Steve Hamiton
Paul Kneevers
Vinny Millevolte
Tony Anders
Marc Golde
Gary Tanin
Eric LaBrosse


Live Venue
BuBs Irish Pub
Milwaukee Ale House
Shank Hall
Stone Toad
Mill Creek
High Noon Saloon
The Metal Grill
Fat Joe’s