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Madison-based Phox was one of the big winners at last night's WAMI Awards, coming away with Artist of the Year.

WAMI names winners at Turner Hall celebration Sunday night

Last night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) handed out its annual awards. Here is the full list of winners:

  • Artist of the Year: Phox
  • Album of the Year: "Marigolden," Field Report
  • Song of the Year: "Gold," GGOOLLDD
  • Female Vocalist: Shaun Marie
  • Male Vocalist: Paul Lent
  • New Artist of the Year: GGOOLLDD
  • Pop Rock: Doozey
  • Alternative: The Delta Routine
  • Hard Rock/Metal: Conniption
  • Blues: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
  • Bluegrass/Americana: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
  • Rap/Hip Hop: Webster X
  • Jazz: Vivo
  • Rising Star: Hannah Mrozak
  • Country: Pat Watters Band
  • Soul R&B: Tweed Funk
  • World: De La Buena
  • Folk/Celtic: Reilly
  • Tribute: The Prince Experience
  • Cover Band: Consult the Briefcase
  • Christian/Gospel: Masonic Wonders
  • Singer/Songwriter: Christopher Gold
  • Horn/Big Band: Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks
  • Polka: The Squeezettes
  • Club DJ: Kiings
  • Drummer: Alan Arber
  • Guitarist: Bill House
  • Keyboard Player: Jimmy Voegeli
  • Bass: Evan Paydon
  • Reeds: Andy Spadafora
  • Strings: Peter Thomas
  • Studio: Cherry Pit
  • Engineer: Tony Anders and Eric LaBrosse
  • Live Venue: Stone Toad

In the People's Choice categories, the winners included:


  • Band: Pat Watters Band
  • Teacher: Kathy Wacker
  • Radio: 97.1 WCOW
  • Venue: Fawn Creek Winery


  • Band: Brian McLaughlin
  • Teacher: Brian McLaughlin
  • Radio: 106.5 WYTE
  • Venue: Hodag


  • Band: Diamond & Steel
  • Teacher: Mark Budwit
  • Radio: WAPL 105.7
  • Venue: JJ Maloneys


  • Band: Rabid Aardvarks
  • Teacher: Derek Machan
  • Radio: 88.9 WYMS
  • Venue: Cue Club of Wisconsin

Three inductees were also elected into the WAMI Hall of Fame, including The Robbs, Plasticland and Sigmund Snopek. The UK-based band Judas Priest was also inducted into the Global Honorary Hall of Fame.


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