2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


March 3, 2015






WAMI People’s Choice Awards Voting Ends March 4



MILWAUKEE, WI – Live performances by artists hailing from various parts of the state, representing a range of musical genres, will be an integral part of the 35th Annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show April 19th at Turner Hall in Milwaukee.


The Awards Show, which recognizes achievements in 35 music categories, will also feature the induction of three new WAMI Hall of Fame honorees: psychedelic garage rock band Plasticland, performer/composer/orchestrator Sigmund Snopek, and pop/rock band The Robbs.


ABOUT PLASTICLAND: Plasticland emerged onto the Milwaukee music scene in 1980, and quickly gained recognition nationally, as one of the uniquely successful psychedelic garage rock bands. The band signed to Enigma Records, as well as several European labels, and released a total of seven recordings, with newly reissued material due out in 2015 on the Cherry Red label.


ABOUT SIGMUND SNOPEK III: Sigmund Snopek III has been a staple within the Wisconsin music scene and points beyond, since the late 1960s as a performer, composer, recording artist, bandleader and orchestrator. The genres for which he has received acclaim range from progressive rock to classical symphonies.


ABOUT THE ROBBS: Hailing from Oconomowoc, The Robbs are perhaps best known as the 1966-67 “house band” on Dick Clark’s 1960’s weekly television show, “Where the Actions Is.” The pop band signed to Mercury Records in 1966, and all of their single releases charted on Wisconsin radio stations.


Wisconsin music fans, including non-WAMI members are reminded that they can vote for their favorites online via the WAMI People’s Choice Awards, accessed via the WAMI website: Voting for the People’s Choice Awards ends March 4th at 11:59pm.


Tickets for the Awards show are $15 student, $35 general admission, $59.99 VIP single and $99.99 VIP couple. Tickets are available at the Turner Hall Box Office or at


The Wisconsin Area Music Industry is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to educate and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music industry. The group also provides opportunities for youth to perform in an annual Youth Music Showcase, while encouraging students and emerging artists by awarding scholarship monies to assist with their music education.


For more information contact Sue Schrader ( at Blonde Ambition Public Relations, 262.377.4180.