ABOUT US

THE BAND BIOGRAPHY

WISCONSIN PLAYLIST; EST.

     WAMI-winning band covers top party hits of the past 40 years featuring female lead vocals. Included is an entertaining and energetic show, making it one of Wisconsin's musical acts you don't want to miss!

    


 

     Milwaukee-based, award-winning band The PLAYLIST covers a mixtape of the Top 40 hits from the past 40 years. Featuring female lead vocals, entertaining and energetic shows, and passionately talented musicians, it is one of Wisconsin's musical acts that you don't want to miss! No matter what kind of music you like, how many years young you are, or what type of event you're having, you are sure to get everything and more!

 

THE PLAYLIST

is "certified live"!

-performances without sequencing or prerecorded vocals - never will you see one person singing and hear four, five or six vocal parts, because everything you hear is being performed at that moment

BAND MEMBER BIOS

Members

Annie - Vocals, Harmonica  
Brianna - Vocals  
Dave - Bass, Vocals  
Steve - Guitar, Vocals  
Kevin - Keyboards, Vocals  
Jim - Drums

* Kevin “Kevdawg”:

  • Real Job: Keyboardist & Singer, Business Manager 
  • Day Job: RFID Specialist    
  • "Playlist" Founding Member 
    Since middle school and on, Kevin has been in many other notable bands, including The Toys, the nobodys, and Scavenger. He gained more and more expertise and professional credibility over his active music life and went on to start a cover band that stood out with its multi-faceted talent and crowd-pleasing live performances. Now a multi-year nominee for WAMI Keyboard Player of the Year, he packs a punch at every show as the foundation of the solid group.

* Annie “Shy Annie”:

  • Real Job: Singer & Show Director    
  • Day Job: HR/Accounting    
  • "Playlist" Member since: 2009
    Despite her nickname, Shy Annie has never been intimidated by the performance stage. She’s been singing & dancing since she was in grade school & performing in bands since just after high school. The consistent involvement in the music world led her to positions such as Music Director for her church, and the amazing Nominee for WAMI Female Vocalist of the Year. She led notable previous bands with her gift, such as That 90s Band and OK-Annie until settling into her home band 10 years ago.

* Dave “Babyface Dave”:

  • Real Job: Bass Player & Singer   
  • Day Job: Freight Broker   
  • "Playlist" Member since: 2009
    Dave has been singing since he was a teenager whenever he got the chance, staying a regular performer for his church and performing in bands throughout college. He was notably in bands including That 90s Band and OK-Annie until his start- and stay- with The Playlist for the past decade.

* Brianna “BriBri”:

  • Real Job: Singer & Choreographer  
  • Day Job: CNA, soon-to-be RN  
  • "Playlist" Member since: 2015 
    Bri has been living and breathing singing and dancing since grade school, eventually going on to earn her degree in musical performance, and honing her talent while performing in bands since college. With prior experience in notable bands, including Daisy Chain, she found a home with The Playlist and has been able to showcase her gift over the last few years.

* Steve “Steeveee”:

  • Real JobGuitarist & Singer 
  • Day Job: Applications Engineer for Electric Motors 
  • "Playlist" Member since: 2016 
    This Master of Puns has always struck a chord with his natural musical talent, playing guitar since middle school and performing in bands since college. While gaining ground with his previous band, His Way, he went on to achieve recognition of his crafts both in his career and landing the band spot 3 years ago.

* Jim "Jim" :

  • Real JobDrummer
  • Day Job: Teacher
  • "Playlist" Member since: 2018
     Playing drums and performing in bands since high school, Jim’s practice made perfect as he was awarded with Nominee for WAMI Drummer of the Year, and Peoples Choice for Teacher of the Year. The stage has basically become his second home, with dozens of years experience through previous work with a multitude of bands including Jackie Brown Band, The Striped Frogs, and Thick Aza Brick.

AWARDS

WAMI Awards include: 
2019: Peoples Choice (Nominee), Drummer of the Year (Nominee), Sound Engineer of the Year (Nominee) 
2018: Peoples Choice WINNER, Sound Engineer of the Year (Nominee) 
2017: Peoples Choice WINNER, Sound Engineer of the Year (Nominee) 
2016: Peoples Choice (Nominee), Cover Band of the Year (Nominee), Keyboard Player of the Year, Drummer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year 
2015: Peoples Choice WINNER, Cover Band of the Year (Nominee), Keyboard Player of the Year 
2014: Peoples Choice, Cover Band of the Year (Nominee), Keyboard Player of the Year 
2013: Peoples Choice WINNER, Cover Band of the Year (Nominee), Keyboard Player of the Year, Drummer of the Year 
2012: Cover Band of the Year WINNER, Peoples Choice (Nominee), Keyboard Player of the Year (Nominee) 
2011: Peoples Choice WINNER, Cover Band of the Year (Nominee) 
2010: Cover Band of the Year (Nominee), Best Keyboardist (Nominee), Peoples Choice (Honorable Mention) 
2009: Best Keyboardist (Nominee), Best Bassist (Nominee), Peoples Choice (Honorable Mention) 
2008: Best Keyboardist (Nominee), Best Bassist (Nominee) 
2007: Best New Group/Artist

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