This Friday the Scottish chamber pop star with the quadruple-octave range, Angus Munro, will perform a celebratory online session to mark the first anniversary of his Mirror Man release.
Mirror Man is a collection of finely crafted piano-led pop songs focusing on the range of reactions we all face when coming to terms with loss. From the title track, written 24 hours after his father passed, Bleed It Out – a love letter to the cathartic comfort of mosh pits, all the way to Equaliza – a soaring ballad personifying antidepressants, Mirror Man covers diverse ground in truly spectacular fashion.
This highly acclaimed singer/songwriter has already performed in-session on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Afternoon Show, and BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, where he sang the EP’s title track Mirror Man. He subsequently performed on the Loose Ends’ Christmas show back in December 2019.
Angus has also performed at the prestigious The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, The Blue Arrow, The Troubadour, London and many other UK venues.
Angus has toured and appeared on stage with a wide range of artists from Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and Charlie Barnes (Bastille) to Scouting For Girls, The Hoosiers and jazz outfit Snarky Puppy; all of whom have been ‘weirded out’ by him.
Set reminder for this unique session on Instagram and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angusmunromusic/videos/593570838258356/.
About Angus Munro:
Angus Munro was born in Sidcup, in 1987 to an Italian father and Scottish mother, like his contemporary Paolo Nutini. He describes himself as the thorn between two roses, his beautiful two sisters.
By the age of 3 Angus developed Glue Ear which caused deafness which impacted his development. He says he lost his ability to walk, talk and communicate with those around him. It put him back by about two years at which point he was diagnosed with Dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder.
His early education was reinforced with additional support with his mobility, communication and learning skills which he credits with helping him keep up with his peers.
Although, during this time, he recalls being an isolated child, it was also a period which informed his performing skills. He discovered two passions: puppets and cartoons. He would stage shows for his sisters and friends and would affect very high voices for his characters. Angus attributes this ‘vigorous vocal muscular training’ to being able to sing falsetto. He now enjoys a five octave range which puts him in league with Mariah Carey.
Angus overcame his relentless bullying by immersing himself in music and writing.
By the age of 24, Angus was a student in Scotland and in addition faced numerous personal challenges which included the loss of his ‘best friend’; his father committed suicide. Diagnosed with depression Angus too, he found an outlet through writing songs at the piano and singing.
Open mic nights, stand up evenings and workshops provided a means through which he could relate and understand his experiences. Angus adds ‘Over the years, I learned that the person I would affect onstage was my real self and I became more confident in not only who I was but talking about mental health as a whole’.
As Angus becomes more recognised, his fans likened him to The Divine Comedy, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright.