Hello I’m Will - the Guitarist/ backing vocalist, driver, roadie, website designer, sound-engineer, chief sandwich maker for in-car picnics on the way to weddings, for Mango. I’m also husband to Charlie, which despite living & working together 24/7 for many years, works out surprisingly well. (I like to think we set a good example as to why people should get married, and of course, keep us in a job!)
Charlie and I have been professional musicians for 13 years now, running bands of all shapes and sizes firstly around the UK holiday parks, and then all over the world including spending 4 years as one of Princess Cruises top bands on their fleet of Cruise Ships. Our last summer season abroad was in 2006 in an exclusive venue called “The Lodge” in Dubai where I was drummer and bandleader of a 5-piece rock/pop band called “Storm”. Whilst there, Charlie & I put together an acoustic music set for the chill-out nights, with me playing acoustic guitar for the first time, and Charlie singing stripped-back songs that we’d always wanted to play, but weren’t necessarily suitable songs for our big band to play to the late night rockers & dancers in Dubai!
So that’s how Mango began – and 100’s of weddings later, we still completely love what we do, and love playing for Brides, Grooms, and their guests, for what is almost all the time, a very happy occasion with lots of happy people!