Winners of the 2024 REVIEW Music Awards

60 Trophies Handed Out to the Top Musical Artists Populating the Great Lakes Bay Region

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The 38th Annual REVIEW Music Awards Celebration happened last night on Sunday, April 28th at The Westown in Bay City and handed out 60 trophies to musicians, bands, venues, and music related video, streaming, and production entities  populating the Great Lakes Bay Region in multiple genres ranging from Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, Hip-Hop.

With a total of 8,565 people casting votes during both the nomination and final voting rounds, a total of 1093 musicians & groups from the region were nominated  by the general public, with the top five nominees in each division moving to a final round of voting and the winners honored at this special annual celebration.

A total of 378 nominees and attendees showed up to experience this annual gathering that brings the musical community and general public together in a celebration designed to draw greater attention and respect to the remarkable musical resources of the Mid-Michigan area.

With an evening full of unexpected surprises and standout guest musical performances, big winners of the evening in their respective genres included ADABOY!, who walked away with a total of nine trophies; Bob Hausler, who won honors in five categories, Hip-Hop artist Mike Spitz (Spitzer) with 4 trophies, and rock band Winaschnitzel, who also nailed four honors.

Complete coverage on the evening’s festivities, interviews with top honorees, assessments of the evening’s musical performances, and tons of great photos will appear in Review Magazine’s upcoming 38th Annual Music Awards Special Edition, which will hit newsstands and be published online in our May 16th  edition.


Best Metal Band • Here After Six

Best Musical Fundraising Project • Band Roulette

Best Streaming Musical Series • Michigan Music History Podcast

Best Live Music Club or Bar • Bemo's

Best Radio Station • Z93 The Rock Station

Best Videographer • Mike Beattie

Best Live Streaming Production • Michigan Music History Podcast

Best Live Performance Venue • The Vault

Best Band Website • ADABOY!

Best Alternative Band • ADABOY!

Best Music Video • WinaSchnitzel - Could it Be?

Best Recording Studio • Reed Recording

Best Sound Technician • William LaFrance • Level 47

Best New Album or CD Release • WinaSchnitzel - Extended Stay

Best Recorded LP, CD or EP • Time (Voices Run) ADABOY!

Best New Artist of the Year • Val Hazel

Best New Single Release • Time (Voices Run) ADABOY!

Best Duo • Melissa May & Brian Coonan

Best Original Band • ADABOY!

Best Multi-Instrumentalist • Bob Hausler

Best Variety Band • ADABOY!

Most Innovative Artist • Twenty Dollar Dog

Best Solo Artist • Aaron Johnson


Best Rock Video • WinaSchnitzel - Could it Be?

Rock Keyboardist • Dave Banks

Rock Female Vocalist • Melissa May

Best Rock Songwriter • ADABOY!

Rock Bassist • Joe Balbaugh

Rock Drummer • Steven Schnettler

Rock Male Vocalist • Chris Rokita

Rock Guitarist • Matt Hyatt

Best Rock Band  • (TIe)   ADABOY! & Kush Robinson

Rap/Hip Hop

Best DJ • Chris Redburn

Best Rap/Hip Hop Video • Mike Spitz - Reach For Me

Best Performer • Mike Spitz

Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year • Mike Spitz

Best Rap/Hip Hop Songwriter • (Tie)  Mike Spitz • Kyng Laine


Best Country Video • Dada Veda & Kris Pride

Country Female Vocalist • Michele Spitz

Best Country Band • Just Folkin’ Witcha

Country Male Vocalist • Randy Badour

Country Songwriter • (Tie). Renee Belden • Bob Hausler

Best Country Musician (Instrumentalist) • Darrian Loehne


Best Small Combo • Jim Pagel Tro

Female Jazz Vocalist • Julie Mulady

Best Big Band • 23 North

Best Male Jazz Vocalist • Mitchell Lewis

Jazz Songwriter • Robert Lee Balderrama

Best Jazz Musician • Robert Lee Balderrama


Best Blues Video • Bob Hausler - They're Coming for You

Blues Instrumentalist • Rhett Yocum

Best Blues Band • The Rhett Yocom Blues Band

Best Funk Band • Kush Robinson

Female Blues Vocalist • Michele O'Neil

Blues Songwriter •  (TIe) • William Patrick Hystad •  Bob Hasuler

Male Blues Vocalist • William Patrick Hystad



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