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      This page lists all 2005 Nominees & Winners of Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards. The nominees in every category are in alphabetical order. Please write if you have any additions or corrections to anything below.


  1. Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. EXIT - Madison / Waukesha
    2. Out of Line - city?
    3. Paris Texas - city?
    4. Sunspot - Madison (Winner)
    5. Something To Do - Waukesha
  2. New Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Boxkar - Oshkosh (Winner)
    2. Cincere - Milwaukee
    3. Fell Boyzs - Racine
    4. Johnny 3 Note - city?
    5. Uncle Fat - city?
  3. CD/Recording of the Year 2005
    1. Michael Angelo Batio - Kenosha - "Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity Part 2"
    2. Robert J. Conaway - Madison - "Rewind"
    3. Crazy Man's Basement - Milwaukee - "There and Back" (Winner)
    4. The Mahp - Racine - "In The Rye"
    5. Alaria Taylor - Brookfield - "Unfinished Business"
  4. Song of the Year 2005
  5. Male Vocalist of the Year 2005
    1. Rob Anthony - Appleton
    2. Lem Banks - Milwaukee
    3. Mark Harrod - city?
    4. Mike Huberty - city?
    5. Ryan McIntyre - Waukesha (Winner)
  6. Female Vocalist of the Year 2005
    1. Suzie Barnett - city?
    2. Deirdre Fellner - city? (Winner)
    3. Sarah Mick - city?
    4. Ronnie Nyles - Oak Creek
    5. Ellen Winters - Waukesha
  7. Pop/Adult Contemporary Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Blue Background - city?
    2. Crazy Man's Basement - Milwaukee
    3. EXIT - Madison / Waukesha (Winner)
    4. Maritime - city?
    5. Random Maxx - city?
    6. Spill - city?
  8. Rock Group of the Year 2005
    1. The Dammitheads - city? (Winner)
    2. Decibully - city?
    3. Moonshine Sway - city?
    4. Repertoire - city?
    5. Sunspot - Madison
    6. Wizecracker - Kenosha
  9. Big Band/Swing Group of the Year 2005
    1. The All-Star SUPERband - Milwaukee
    2. King Comets - Milwaukee
    3. Mr. Lucky Swing Syndicate - Milwaukee (Winner)
    4. Swing Nouveau - Milwaukee
    5. The Swing-O-Matics - city?
  10. Bluegrass Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Above the Town - Milwaukee
    2. Nob Hill Boys - Madison
    3. Salt Creek - Milwaukee (Winner)
    4. Art Stevenson & High Water - Babcock
  11. Blues Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Cash Box Kings - Madison
    2. Danny Miller Band - city?
    3. Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Milwaukee (Winner)
    4. James Solberg - Milwaukee
    5. The Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band - city?
  12. Contemporary Jazz Group or Artist of the Year 2005
  13. Cover Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Johnny Wad - Green Bay (Winner)
    2. The Love Monkeys - city?
    3. Mt. Olive - Milwaukee
    4. Uncle Fat - city?
    5. 76 Juliet - Milwaukee
  14. Gospel/Christian Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Emerge - city?
    2. Skillet - city? (Winner)
    3. Spirit Creek - Milwaukee
    4. Winds of Fate - city?
    5. Tammy Ann Winn - Milwaukee
  15. Classical Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Bel Canto Chorus - Milwaukee
    2. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - Milwaukee (Winner)
    3. Present Music - Milwaukee
    4. Waukesha Symphony Orchestra - Waukesha
  16. Country Group or Artist of the Year 2005
  17. Folk/Acoustic Group or Artist of the Year
  18. Traditional Jazz Group or Artist of the Year 2005
  19. World/Ethnic/Reggae/Ska Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Copper Box - Oshkosh
    2. Kojo - city? (Winner)
    3. Mambo Surfers - city?
    4. Out of Line - city?
    5. Something to Do - Waukesha
  20. R&B/Urban/Scratch/Hip Hop Group or Artist of the Year 2005
  21. Specialty/Nostalgia Group or Artist of the Year 2005
    1. Beatallica - city?
    2. The Boogie Men - city? (Winner, tie)
    3. Cherry Pie - Milwaukee
    4. Five Card Studs - city?
    5. Shattered - Milwaukee
    6. The Tempters - Milwaukee (Winner, tie)
  22. Bassist of the Year 2005
    1. Chris Jakubiak - city?
    2. Sam Kidd - city?
    3. William Kopecky - Racine (Winner)
    4. Chris Kringel - Milwaukee
    5. Duane Stuermer - Milwaukee
  23. Drummer of the Year 2005
    1. John Calarco - city?
    2. Dan Didier - city?
    3. Spencer Panosh - city?
    4. Paul Spencer - Milwaukee (Winner)
    5. Kim Zick - Waukesha
  24. Guitarist of the Year 2005
    1. Michael Angelo Batio - Kenosha
    2. Scott Finch
    3. Jack Grassel - West Allis
    4. Greg Koch - Milwaukee (Winner)
    5. Daryl Stuermer - Milwaukee
  25. Reeds/Brass Player of the Year 2005
    1. Kaye Berigan - Milwaukee (Winner)
    2. Al Falaschi - Madison
    3. Michelle Jerabek - Oshkosh
    4. Brett Murphey - city?
    5. Jeff Pietrangelo - city?
  26. Keyboardist of the Year 2005
    1. Greg Gerard - city?
    2. Connie Grauer - Milwaukee
    3. Joe Hite - city? (Winner)
    4. Kostia - city?
    5. Rob Pfiefer - city?
  27. Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year 2005
    1. Leroy Deuster - Iron Ridge - Pedal Steel Guitar (Winner)
    2. Russ Greeley - city? - Violin
    3. Tommy Greywolf - Milwaukee - Fiddle
    4. Danny Jerabek - Oshkosh - Squeezebox
    5. Tom Schwark - Milwaukee - Mandolin/Fiddle
  28. Music Business Person of the Year 2005
    1. Neil Hawes - city?
    2. Andrea Hubbert - city?
    3. Susan Masino - Madison
    4. Deb Mikesch - Twin Lakes
    5. Randy Prasse - city? (Winner)
    6. Vic Thomas - city?
  29. Music Venue of the Year 2005
    1. The Annex - Madison
    2. Brat Stop - Kenosha
    3. Mill Creek Blues - Appleton (Winner)
    4. Milwaukee Ale House - Milwaukee
    5. Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Milwaukee
    6. Vnuk’s Loung - Cudahy
  30. Industry Website of the Year 2005
    1. http://www.bananasentertainment.com/ - DePere (Winner)
    2. http://www.jazzreview.com/ - Milwaukee
    3. http://www.maximumink.com/ - Madison
    4. http://www.milwaukeerocks.com/ - Milwaukee
    5. http://www.onmilwaukee.com/ - Milwaukee
  31. Group or Artist Website of the Year 2005
    1. http://www.catchpennyband.com/ - city? (Winner)
    2. http://www.edfila.com/ - Madison
    3. http://www.randommaxx.com/ - city?
    4. http://www.skillet.com/ - city?
    5. http://www.sweetjelly.com/ - city?
  32. Print Media of the Year 2005
    1. Appleton Post-Crescent - Appleton
    2. Kenosha News - Kenosha (Winner)
    3. Maximum Ink - Madison
    4. The Onion - Madison
    5. Shepherd Express - Milwaukee
  33. Radio Station of the Year 2005
    1. WIIL 95.1 FM - Kenosha
    2. WLUM 102.1 FM - Milwaukee (Winner)
    3. WMMM 105.5 FM - Madison
    4. WMSE 91.7 FM - Milwaukee
    5. WQBW 97.3 (The Brew) - Milwaukee
    6. XROXX.com Internet Radio - city?
  34. Studio of the Year 2005
    1. Nexus Recording Studio - Waukesha (Winner)
    2. Remote Planet @ The Exchange - Milwaukee
    3. Renwood Messenger Recording Studios - Kenosha
    4. Rock Garden Studio - Appleton
    5. Smart Studios - Madison
  35. Producer of the Year 2005
    1. Marc Golde - Appleton
    2. Jeff Hamilton - city?
    3. George Nash, Jr. - city?
    4. Trevor Sadler - city?
    5. Gary Tanin - city? (Winner)
  36. Stage Production of the Year 2005
    1. Clearwing Audio - city?
    2. Go Audio - city?
    3. Intellasound Productions - city? (Winner)
    4. OnStage Audio - city?
    5. Sound Decision - Waterford
  37. Hall of Fame Inductees 2005
    1. Brat Stop (Restaurant / Music Venue) - Kenosha
    2. The Sleighriders - Milwaukee
    3. Soup - Appleton / Milwaukee

The People's Choice Awards for Band/Artist of the Year: 2005

  1. Southeast Quadrant Fat Sandwich
  2. Northeast Quadrant Rob Anthony
  3. Southwest Quadrant Madison County
  4. Northwest Quadrant Cool Waters Band

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