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.