Press release from the
Invaders promo kit- 4/20/99
On Monday night, April 20th, 1999 the Invaders won the prestigious Wisconsin Area Musicians Industry (WAMI) award. They were selected by public vote as Wisconsin's BEST in the SKA category. This was also the Invaders 3rd nomination in the past three years. In 1996 they also won was best band in the readers choice awards from the weekly newspaper Shepard Express. The award comes just as the band announced it was disbanding at their 10 year anniversary mark. Kevin "Max" Wisniewski, frontman for the band, was exhuberant upon the announcement of the win during the award ceremonies at the Rave in Milwaukee. Of the fifty presentations, the Invaders received the loudest applause and cheers of the evening. Max thanked the WAMI board for the nomination, and the fans for the landslide victory. Stated Max, "It's and honor to be recognized by both my peers and the public after so-many years of hard work and a lot of fun. But it's a bit bittersweet as we're disbanding." To which the crowd sounded their disapproval. Then, Max thanked his wife, Beth and leaped off the front of the stage, much to the suprise of presenter, Milwaukee's news channel 12 Anchorwoman Kathy Mykelby, who claimed to the house, "Now that's the way to receive a WAMI award!" Other members of the band were not present, but came to the club after hearing of the win.