Sixth Form college band top the bill

Winstanley College band, Mango, won the Punch Tarmey’s Battle of the Bands competition in Liverpool, winning a top prize of £2,000.

Mango is an all-girl rock band formed at Winstanley College last year by music performance students: Freya, Hannah, Izzy, Amber and Maria. The girls picked their favourite songs to play from a variety of genres so there was something for everyone and also performed their first original song ‘Amber Leaf’.

When asked about how they felt about winning such a competitive competition, the band said: “After winning Punch Tarmey’s Battle of the Bands competition, we are extremely overjoyed, proud and still in shock! When entering, we knew we would have to put a lot of effort into it as in comparison to other bands we had very little gig experience.”

You can follow the band on social media with the usernames mangoband for Instagram and @mangobandofficial for Facebook.

Mango’s next gig will be on Saturday 9 July when they perform at the Haydock Music Festival at Haydock Cricket Club.

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