©  William Mangion 2017 
William Mangion

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THE SOLO YEARS (part II) (1993-2001)

At the end of 2001, William was engaged to produce, organize, direct and compare The Tuesday Nite Show, a series of song and dance programmes hosted by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) to entertain tourists during the winter season. The weekly shows, which were held at various hotels around Malta, were an instant hit every time. The backbone of the shows was the performance by The William Mangion Band and guest singer Philippa Farrugia Randon, along with top-notch dance routines by the YADA dancers. With winter over, William gave several solo performances before teaming up again with his band the following summer to give some incredible performances at popular venues such as Sinners In Heaven (Paceville), The Farsons Great Beer Festival and at the MTA- hosted Summer Fun 2002 Rock Show, which he directed and organized himself, resulting in two excellent performances in Sliema and Qawra. The shows also featured performances from Jotham and Brandon of popular Maltese rock band Scream Daisy as guests. The following winter saw William breathe new life into another series of the Tuesday Nite Show. This time around, the show also incorporated performances by veteran magician Vanni Pule and one of the island's top entertainers, violinist George Puse' Curmi along with top-notch dance routines by the Go Go Dancers dancers.. In between the weekly performances, William was busy gigging several nights a week at other venues, including the popular Hard Rock Café in Bay Street. Around this time, and with his band in tow, William was selected to represent Malta at the Europe Day 2003 celebrations in Rome, kicking off the celebrations with a powerful hour- long set in the famous Piazza Del Popolo to a receptive crowd. With his presence on the live circuit solidly established, William decided to record a new song. Written by renowned guitarist Sean Vukovich and featuring Characters bassist Gino Micallef and drummer Alex Debono, Will You EverCD was released in November 2004. The song, his first release since the Compilation CD, revisited his rock roots, blending the raw energy of the guitar with a catchy melody and more importantly a contemporary edge. Less than a year later, William was again in the studio, this time collaborating with top Maltese DJ/producer Toby. Their work resulted in William's latest single, Cloud, a fundamental remix of a song originally written for what was meant to be Getting Closer's follow-up to Ever Changing Moods. The original version, essentially a funk rock number, was shelved when the band called it a day. The new version marks William's first venture into the club scene, and the song's upbeat rhythm and electronic arrangement are appealing to both the club circuit and the mainstream. The CD single, released in September 2005, also includes the original version of the song. That same year, William experienced a spiritual awakening and became a Born-Again Christian, using his vocal and musical talent to interpret songs by the well-known gospel rock band Third day, Don Mowen and other Christian artists.
©  William Mangion 2017
WilliamMangion

About

My Biography

THE SOLO YEARS (part II) (1993-2001)

At the end of 2001, William was engaged to produce, organize, direct and compare The Tuesday Nite Show, a series of song and dance programmes hosted by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) to entertain tourists during the winter season. The weekly shows, which were held at various hotels around Malta, were an instant hit every time. The backbone of the shows was the performance by The William Mangion Band and guest singer Philippa Farrugia Randon, along with top-notch dance routines by the YADA dancers. With winter over, William gave several solo performances before teaming up again with his band the following summer to give some incredible performances at popular venues such as Sinners In Heaven (Paceville), The Farsons Great Beer Festival and at the MTA-hosted Summer Fun 2002 Rock Show, which he directed and organized himself, resulting in two excellent performances in Sliema and Qawra. The shows also featured performances from Jotham and Brandon of popular Maltese rock band Scream Daisy as guests. The following winter saw William breathe new life into another series of the Tuesday Nite Show. This time around, the show also incorporated performances by veteran magician Vanni Pule and one of the island's top entertainers, violinist George Puse' Curmi along with top-notch dance routines by the Go Go Dancers dancers.. In between the weekly performances, William was busy gigging several nights a week at other venues, including the popular Hard Rock Café in Bay Street. Around this time, and with his band in tow, William was selected to represent Malta at the Europe Day 2003 celebrations in Rome, kicking off the celebrations with a powerful hour-long set in the famous Piazza Del Popolo to a receptive crowd. With his presence on the live circuit solidly established, William decided to record a new song. Written by renowned guitarist Sean Vukovich and featuring Characters bassist Gino Micallef and drummer Alex Debono, Will You EverCD was released in November 2004. The song, his first release since the Compilation CD, revisited his rock roots, blending the raw energy of the guitar with a catchy melody and more importantly a contemporary edge. Less than a year later, William was again in the studio, this time collaborating with top Maltese DJ/producer Toby. Their work resulted in William's latest single, Cloud, a fundamental remix of a song originally written for what was meant to be Getting Closer's follow-up to Ever Changing Moods. The original version, essentially a funk rock number, was shelved when the band called it a day. The new version marks William's first venture into the club scene, and the song's upbeat rhythm and electronic arrangement are appealing to both the club circuit and the mainstream. The CD single, released in September 2005, also includes the original version of the song. That same year, William experienced a spiritual awakening and became a Born-Again Christian, using his vocal and musical talent to interpret songs by the well-known gospel rock band Third day, Don Mowen and other Christian artists.