Five-time winner of Best Latin Pop Band in the Houston Press Music Awards (the last four years in a row: 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2008), 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: First place 9th annual Billboard Songwriting Contest (Latin category); First Place Carnavalero de Oro in Tenerife, Spain (2006); John Lennon Songwriting Contest (2005) and Festival de las Islas Canarias (2005).
He’s written commercial jingles including the Spanish campaign song for Hillary Clinton in 2008. He also co-wrote and performed the national Christmas campaign for Wal-Mart "Navidad en Familia" for which he won an ADDY award.
Mango Punch! has shared the stage with a number of international artists including: Elvis Crespo, Kumbia Kings, Jennifer Peña, Gloria Trevi 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 song ‘Nothing, nothing’, was chosen as the theme song for the movie ‘Love for Rent’ distributed by HBO Latino. His work creating Spanish adaptations 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.