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”.

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.

Leslie Lugo

Leslie Lugo

Leslie Lugo

The dynamic, high energy and versatile Leslie Lugo Band, with its extensive repertoire of English and Spanish music bridges multiple genres to ensure the appropriate mood and atmosphere to fit any occasion. Combining Years of musical performance experience, the Leslie Lugo Band specializes in providing the best in a variety of music such as: (English Music) dance ,rock, top 40, ballads, standards, pop, disco, jazz, oldies, and (Spanish Music) salsa, cumbia, meringue ,baladas, tejano and much more for your special event. Whether your music choice is all English, all Spanish, or a combination of both, the Leslie Lugo band will cater to all your entertainment needs. The charismatic, Leslie Lugo, with her powerful captivating vocals, her unique style and beautiful stage presence, performs with the energy of a lightning bolt in total synchronization with her music. When Leslie hits the stage, her audience cannot help but feel her boundless energy and music emotion!

Born in the historic city of San Antonio and with over a decade of performance experience, Leslie Lugo represents the American/Hispanic bicultural influences where she grew up. Living close to the Mexican border, she embraced her creative and artistic musical Mexican American influences by performing in English and Spanish, engaging her audience with her powerful voice, physical presence, spectacular dance moves and charismatic personality. As a seasoned, bilingual, versatile performer, Leslie is one of a select few with the ability to perform a wide range of musical genres and can perform all English music, all Spanish Music or a mix of both languages. The Leslie Lugo Band is one of the most popular bands in South Texas with an extensive repertoire catering to a wide diverse audience and includes American standards, Top 40, ballads, rock, dance, pop, jazz, disco and Latin & tropical rhythms such as: balladas, cumbia, salsa, meringue, rancheras, Mariachi and Tejano music.

In 2006, Leslie recorded the duet “Caen Porque Caen” with Tejano Super Star Joe Posada on his Amor Y Fuego CD which became a National hit thanks to all the fans. The CD was nominated for a 2006 Latin Grammy. Joe Posada and Leslie Lugo were nominated for Best Tejano Vocal Duo performance at the 2006 Tejano Music Awards.
Leslie’s highly anticipated self-titled Tejano CD was unveiled at the 2007 National Tejano Music Convention held at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CD was produced by 6 time Grammy Award winner, Gilbert Velasquez with Tejano Super Star Joe Posada acting as Executive Producer. Leslie’s hit single, “Que Vas Hacer” has heated up the Tejano radio airwaves charting top honors throughout the U.S. and Mexico positioning it as one of the top Tejano songs of 2007. In 2009, Leslie recorded the duet, “Eclipse Total” with Tejano Super Star David Marez. The “Hit” duet has scored top radio music honors in the U.S. and Mexico. With the release of her breakthrough debut album, Leslie has been embraced by Tejano music fans worldwide and recognized by music industry professionals with several key music award nominations such as: The Academy of Tejano Music Awards 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year, The Tejano Music Awards 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year and 2008 Most Promising Band of the Year, and the coveted Univision Premios A La Musica Latina Awards 2008 Mejor Vocalista Femenina and 2008 Revelacion Del Año as well as many more.

In 2008, Tejano music Super Stars, recording artists, Shelly Lares, Leslie Lugo, Stefani Montiel and Patsy Torres created the new dynamic ensemble, LAS VOCES. Each artist individually made an indelible mark on the music scene with a lifetime of experience appearing in local, national and international venues, earning a multitude of top music industry awards and scoring countless chart-topping radio music hits. United in this venture, LAS VOCES captivates the hearts of audiences with their powerful performances of traditional Mariachi music instilling them with the beauty and richness bestowed by the emotional voice of their culture. LAS VOCES spectacular shows are backed up by some of the best, most critically acclaimed Mariachi groups.

An accomplished songwriter, Leslie has written songs for many other artists. In 1997, Leslie was honored with an accolade from the Grammy’s for her songwriter performance in the Grammy Award recording, “Said and Done” by Flaco Jimenez. She also co-wrote a song for Flaco Jimenez for the Woody Allen movie, “Picking Up The Pieces”.

Leslie has enhanced her musical abilities and great versatility as a background vocalist by being part of other artist’s musical productions. Her collaborations with other artists have garnered an amazing four Grammy nominations.
A noted professional voice over performer, Leslie’s dynamic and extraordinary voice can be heard from coast to coast in her impressive list of recorded Radio/Television National/Regional Commercials and jingles for Coca Cola, Time Warner, Chrysler, Dodge, Burger King, Enterprise Rent A Car, as well as many others.

Leslie inherited her love of music from her musical family. Her father, Raul Lugo, a Professional Engineer by trade, is also a classical guitarist.  Her mother, Bitsy, and her paternal grandmother would sing at family gatherings.  As a baby, Leslie’s first words were sung, not spoken.  Instead of the usual “Mama” and “Dada” that most babies utter, Leslie sang “Wild Fire”, the two words of a popular song she had heard on the radio. For her amazed parents, this was the first indication that Leslie loved music.  While still a baby, Leslie would carry a carrot the same way one holds a microphone, singing and making up song lyrics as she went along. Leslie’s first steps in her creative life were developed at a very early age. Barely reaching the strings of the guitar as she sang, Leslie, at 5 years old, was already performing for her pre-kindergarten class. During her early years, Leslie was The San Antonio and Texas State Winner of Young American Stars.  She was a Trophy Winner at the “Talent Showcase” International Model & Talent Association in New York City where she competed against hundreds of singers from all over the world.

At the tender age of sixteen, Leslie Lugo, was selected as Lead Vocalist for one of the primer orchestras in Texas, The Ramiro Cervera Orchestra, a San Antonio institution with a 17-piece aggregation of music veterans.  She performed locally, throughout Texas, as well as in other states on occasion. Shortly after, while still in High School, she joined a popular local band, a Latino beat ensemble led by experienced accomplished musicians. At eighteen years of age and the youngest performer, Leslie represented Texas in the prestigious National OTI (Organizacion de Televisoras Ibero-Americanas) song contest in Miami, Florida. She performed live, via The Univision International TV network, before an estimated 200 million television viewers in 33 countries in the U.S. and Latin America.  Leslie was also featured on two telecasts of “Ritmo Internacional”, a TV show via the Hispanic Telemundo Network and broadcast from Walt Disney World Pleasure Island in Orlando, Florida.

By the age of 19, Leslie Lugo struck out on her own, forming her own band and entertaining audiences with a variety of English/Spanish music.  “The Leslie Lugo Band” has performed in numerous festivals, conventions, concerts and special events, such as: The Festival Latino and Noche De Gala Festival in Washington, D.C., National El Presidente Latin Music Songwriting Talent Search in Los Angeles, Calif., The Selena World Premier Movie Gala Celebration in San Antonio, Texas, National Council of La Raza National Convention in Dallas, Texas, The Lulac Foundation Achievement Award Ceremony in Houston, Texas and The George Washington Celebration Noche Mexicana, Colonial Ball and Noche De Cabaret in Laredo, Texas.    El Camino To Fame, a bilingual National syndicated TV show that utilized the technologies of the Internet, featured Leslie as Co-Host and was televised from Fiesta Texas Theme Park in San Antonio, Texas.

Leslie’s debut album has taken her musical career on a new journey artistically and personally reflecting a true representation of where Leslie Lugo is today. She wrote or co-wrote four of the songs on her new album adding her own personal creativity and feeling to her music. The CD is a Latin mix of exciting original music with Leslie performing the powerful tracts brilliantly, blending heart and soul with her unique style. Her charisma, drive and marvelous ability to captivate and enchant her audiences over the past few years has brought her to the forefront of the entertainment world as she continues to celebrate great milestones in her illustrious career.