2018 WAMI Award Winners

2018 WAMI Hall of Fame inductees:

Bunny Berigan

Stevie Rachelle

Billy Flynn

 

Artist of the Year: GGOOLLDD

Album of the Year: Tre Principesse, Getting To Know You

Song of the Year: Altered Five Blues Band, “Charmed And Dangerous”

New Artist: Tre Principesse

Female Vocalist: Abby Jeanne

Male Vocalist: Kyle Menga

Singer/Songwriter: Tom Thief

Rising Star: Lokke and Jaid Ruffing (tie)

Alternative Rock/Rock Artist: Kyle Megna & The Monsoons

Bluegrass/Americana: Ordinary Heathens

Blues Artist: Altered Five Blues Band

Christian/Gospel: John Paul Larson

Country Artist: Bella Cain

Cover Artist: Vic Ferrari

Folk/Celtic: Warrior Songs

Hard Rock: Black Belt Theatre

Metal: Beatallica

Punk: Platinum Boys

Jazz Artist: Erin Krebs and Jeff Johnston

Polka: Val Sigal Polka

Pop Rock Artist: Soul Low

Hip Hop/Rap Artist: BLAX

R&B/Soul Artist: Porky’s Groove Machine

World/Reggae/Ska/Latin: Unity The Band

Club DJ/Dance/Electronic: NO/NO

Horn/Big Band: Phat Phunktion

Tribute: The Rush Tribute Project

Bass Player: Evil Evans

Drummer: Adam Hatton

Guitar Player: Bobby Evans

Keyboard Player: Mark Chartre

Reeds/Brass Player: Al Falasci

Strings Player: Emily Knutson

Best Studio Engineer/Producer: Tom Washatka

Best Recording Studio: Rock Garden

Best Live Club/Venue: Gibson Music Hall

Best Live Engineer Sound/Lights: Mike Fleury

President’s Award: Ryan Vander Sanden

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

(Northeast)

Band: BoomBoxx

Fan: Jaeden Pillar

Venue: Deja Vu Martini Lounge

Radio Station: Razor 94.7

Music Teacher: Mark Budwit

(Northwest)

Band: Spicy Tie Band

Fan: Leanne Booher

Venue: Hodag

Radio Station: Rock 94.7 WOZZ

Music Teacher: Brian McLaughlin

(Southeast)

Band: The Playlist

Fan: Dan Goretski

Venue: The Saloon On Calhoun

Radio Station: 91.7 WMSE

Music Teacher: Daniel Faustmann

(Southwest)

Band: Pat Watters Band

Fan: Mark Breunig

Venue: Fawn Creek Winery

Radio Station: Rock 97.1 WCOW

Music Teacher: Brad Burril