Walter Suhr and Mango Punch

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Walter Suhr and Mango Punch!

Winner of  Best Latin Pop band in the Houston Press Music Awards three years in a row (2005, 2006 and now 2007), Mango Punch! lives up to that distinction.  The band was formed by Walter Suhr, an award-winning songwriter, with the purpose of  integrating diverse cultures and age-groups through music.

Mango Punch! has performed in prominent concerts and events, like the world-renowned Super Bowl XXXVIII, along with Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Aerosmith and Beyoncé.

As a songwriter, Walter Suhr has won a number of awards including: 2006 Carnavalero de Oro in Tenerife, Spain; 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and 2005 Festival de las Islas Canarias; First place latin category 9th annual Billboard Song Contest.

Mango Punch!  has performed in Texas, Illinois, Lousiana, and Michigan for many years captivating a multicultural audience with versatility and talent. Their concerts in Mexico, including Guadalajara’s Fiestas de Octubre, have been done to capacity crowds.

Mango Punch! has shared the stage with a number of international artists including: Elvis Crespo, Kumbia Kings, Son by Four, Alvaro Torres and others.  Mango Punch! was also chosen to perform at an intimate private gathering for latin superstar Luis Miguel.

Their TV performances include shows on all major Networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Telemundo, Univisión, Galavisión and Televisa. The video of their song “Qué me pongo” was made famous internationally through heavy rotation on HTV, MTVs and VH Uno.

Walter Suhr’s  songs have also been featured in albums by other artists including Martita Roca and Málin. Most recently his song ‘Nothing, nothing’, was chosen as the theme song for the movie ‘Love for Rent’. His work creating Spanish versions of English songs is highly valued. He has collaborated with Karen Taylor-Good, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, in the Spanish version of her book On Angel’s Wings. He’s written commercial jingles for radio ads and political campaigns including the national Christmas campaign for Wal-Mart “Navidad en Familia” for which he won an ADDY award.

Discography

Mango Punch! has recorded 4 CDs of original music.

“Mango Punch!”, self-titled debut album.

“Pop/Rock”, contains the song ‘Valemos la pena’ which won first place in the latin category of the ninth annual Billboard Song Contest.

¿Qué me pongo? contains the song “Big dreams, grandes sueños” which won first place (Carnavalero de Oro) in the “Certamen Internacional de la Canción del Carnaval” in Tenerife, Spain.

Desayuno de amor, contains the song “Que se lleve el viento mi dolor” which won Finalist in the “2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest” and Honorary Mention in the “2005 Festival Internacional de las Islas Canarias” and “Nothing, nothing” from the movie “Love for Rent”.

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Mary Frometa

Mary Frometa

Mary Frometa

Mary Frometa - Herencia

Born to a Venezuelan couple, Mary Frometa was born in Bryan Texas. Indisputably, she inherited her musical talent from her family, especially from her father, Charlie Frometa and grandfather, Billo Frometa. Full of dreams and ambitions, this young lady strengthened her natural talent by taking private instructions in singing, dancing, modeling and acting. Initially she performed in many folkloric performances promoting the culture of her roots, Venezuela, where she gained experience and stage presence.

At the completion of high school, she entered college following her dreams in “Journalism” and “Public Relations”. This fundamental decision to attend the school of Social Comminications at the “Universidad Central de Venezuela”, served as the base that formed a strong foundation of maturity and responsibility that is so critical in the music business.

Pursuing her ambition, Mary Frometa relocated to Houston, TX in 1995. With her magnetism, she soon became much-admired by her new fans. Throughout her early stages in the city of Houston, and acclaimed by many promoters and private functions, she was invited to perform “on tour” with the Grammy Award winning band, “La Mafia”, on their “2000 Final Tour”. Shortly after, she decided to have her own salsa-band, “Mary’s Band”.

Today, with her vocal talent, charisma, elegance and professionalism, Mary Frometa is the final essence that completes “Mary’s Band”. Glamorously, she leads her band members into a highly energetic stage show. This passionate performer continues performing in upscale venues and private events in various cities in the nation and overseas. Nonetheless, she can easily transform any event into whatever is asked of her: romantic, high energy, soft ambience and so on.

Experience:
1. Founder / Owner: C&P Entertainment
Exclusive Agency for Silver Eagle Distributors for promotions for Budlight, Budweiser & Corona since 2004
2. Exclusive Latin Artistic Representative for “Bud Light”: September 2003 to September 2005
3. Exclusive Latin Artistic Representative for Michelob Light”: Southern Region, United States 2001 to 2002
4. Japan Tour 2002: Tokyo, Hiroshima, Okinawa
5. Japan Tour 2003: Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Iwakuni, Nagasaki, Tokyo, Yokuska and Tamakura.
6. Korea Tour 2003: Seul and Chinhae
7. TV Host, for the segment “Video of the Week” for the national TV Show “Ritmo Latino”, broadcasted by Telemundo.
8. TV Reporter for “El Gordo y La Flaca”, 2003. Televised by Univision. Interviewed famous artists.

Goals:
1. Music CD, coming out by summer 2009, a tribute to her grandfather Billo Frometa. She will interpret 5 famous titles from her grandfather and 5 original songs. With this new project she hopes to reach new horizons and to conquer with their music other countries such as Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.

With 16 years of experience in the music industry, Mary begins a new level in her career. Her mature nature and ambition takes her to higher grounds.