Angus Munro’s song Bait and Switch features in new Netflix, heart-warming Christmas film.
Edinburgh based unsigned artist Angus Munro is excited to reveal one of his songs Bait and Switch has been selected to feature the latest feature film on Netflix, released 4 December 2020.
You Are My Home (2020) explores the relationship between a heartbroken woman and an immigrant girl who has lost her mother at the Texas border. Starring Alyssia Milano, Christian de la Fuente, Angel Parker and Eve Ariel Binder, this touching drama is set in the run up to Christmas and sheds a light on loss from two perspectives.
Award winning short film director Amanda Raymond made her feature film debut on You Are My Home and selected Edinburgh based singer/songwriter Angus Munro’s song Bait and Switch to feature at a key moment in the film. “So taken by the song I wrote the scenes to the song and it worked really well.” Amanda adds.
“For artists and those in the creative industries, 2020 has been a uniquely difficult year, what with many losing an entire calendars’ worth of work in a matter of days.” said Angus, “but to find out one of your songs has been used in a film that’s landed on Netflix around the world, a Christmas one no less, it really has been a surprise to be sure but a welcome one.”
“Bait & Switch is about finding strength through adversity and past mistakes and if there’s any year that speaks to this message, it’s this one. It’s every artists’ dream to have their music featured in a film and I can’t thank the team enough for believing in the song.” Angus adds.
In addition, Angus will end 2020 with an online Christmas Live Stream Request Show on 18 December, 2020 at 7pm GMT. His popular previous live streams have seen him cover Disney songs, songs from the movies, Halloween/Spooky songs, The Beatles and many more.
This Christmas Live Stream Request show will raise funds for Simon Community, a Glasgow based Homeless Charity whose mission is ‘Everyone deserves a safe place to live and access to the support they need’. Their work is carried out in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the central belt of Scotland. Visit https://justgiving.com/fundraising/angusmunwhoa/, for further information.
About Angus Munro:
Angus Munro is a multi-faceted singer/songwriter with a four-octave range and suitcase full of piano-soaked memories.
Born in Sidcup, London in 1987 to an Italian father and Scottish mother, Angus had a variety of obstacles growing up. By the age of 3 Angus developed glue ear, the subsequent deafness impacted his development. Losing his ability to walk, talk and communicate with those around him, this put him back by about two years at which point he was diagnosed with Dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder.
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, particularly Disney films. 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 at such high registers with relative ease.
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 am but talking about mental health as a whole’.
“The best artist we’ve ever had in session.” BBC Radio Scotland
“One of the finest voices you’re ever likely to hear.” Roddy Hart (Singer/Songwriter, Presenter)
“A voice like you wouldn’t believe… I don’t know how big his range is but it’s bonkers.” The National
“His music will not just make your life better but of everyone you know.” – Scots Whay Hae
“Soulful and outrageous. The highest range I’ve ever heard.” The Scotsman
“One of the best singer-songwriters I’ve ever seen live.” Cardiff Times
“Mesmerising.” The Skinny