2015 WAMI Hall of Fame Induction

WAMI Hall of Fame

On April 19th, 2015, Sigmund Snopek III was inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall of Fame.  Held at the Turner Hall Ballroom in downtown Milwaukee, the annual awards show featured a performance by Snopek’s current band.  Former WAMI president James McMahon and Linneman’s Riverwest Inn proprietor Jim Linneman introduced Snopek to the audience.

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From the WAMI website:

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 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.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The volunteer organization, dedicated to supporting and promoting state musicians, inducted three acts into the WAMI Hall of Fame: local musician Sigmund Snopek, whose eccentric, 50-year career includes orchestral compositions and playing with the Violent Femmes; Plasticland, a local psychedelic rock group that garnered national attention in the ’80s; and the Robbs from Oconomowoc, the house band on Dick Clark’s “Where the Action Is” from 1966 to 1967.