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Angus Munro

The Entertainment Bureau Presents:

Angus Munro is an exciting emerging talent on the Scottish music scene for which The Scotsman described him as soulful and outrageous …the highest range I’ve ever seen; The Herald said he istightly energetic and precisely punchyand BBC Radio Scotland rated him as the best artist we’ve ever had in session.’  With this in mind, this highly acclaimed singer/songwriter will perform at the reverred Acapela Studio’s, Cardiff.

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.

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 development 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 Maria 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 evening 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 liken him to The Divine Comedy, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright.  This makes him ecstatic as it is the fans who understand him and his music and support him.

  • “One of the most fantastic voices you’re likely to hear.”  Roddy Hart, recording artist and composer of hit horror musical Anna & The Apocalypse.
  • “Magnificent … if Billy Joel had a brain.’ Lach, BBC Radio 4
  • ‘Spectacular and mesmerising … hard to believe that just one man wrote it.’ Rave Child
  • ‘Made me immediately homesick … brings a lump to my throat.”  BBC Radio Scotland.

SUPPORT Mike Evin

Evin has independently released five albums and two EP’s, and his champions include Barenaked Ladies, Ron Sexsmith and Australia’s Ben Lee. CBC Music called Evin the “next big thing”, and the lead single from his fifth full-length album Life As A Lover, “Have I Ever Loved?”, was among the Top 20 most played songs of 2015 on Sirius XM’s CBC Sonica. In 2017, Barenaked Ladies brought him out to support their US theatre tour, and he’s also shared stages with Sexsmith, Dan Mangan and Sarah Harmer. Fans love the spontaneity and energy of his live shows.

Mike Evin’s music is a modern spin on the classic piano pop of Billy Joel and Joe Jackson, and he’s been mentioned with Ben Folds and Jason Mraz. But he has a distinct voice – a heartfelt reflection of the human experience. His time spent in Cuba, New Orleans and the Aniishnaabe community of Manitoulin Island have all shaped his art.

Evin has independently released five albums and two EP’s, and his champions include Barenaked Ladies, Ron Sexsmith and Australia’s Ben Lee. CBC Music called Evin the “next big thing”, and the lead single from his fifth full-length album Life As A Lover, “Have I Ever Loved?”, was among the Top 20 most played songs of 2015 on Sirius XM’s CBC Sonica. In 2017, Barenaked Ladies brought him out to support their US theatre tour, and he’s also shared stages with Sexsmith, Dan Mangan and Sarah Harmer. Fans love the spontaneity and energy of his live shows.

Mike Evin’s music is a modern spin on the classic piano pop of Billy Joel and Joe Jackson, and he’s been mentioned with Ben Folds and Jason Mraz. But he has a distinct voice – a heartfelt reflection of the human experience. His time spent in Cuba, New Orleans and the Aniishnaabe community of Manitoulin Island have all shaped his art.

 

Book a table for pre-concert dining

Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here.  To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left.  Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.

  • All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
  • Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
  • Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
  • If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email info@acapela.co.uk

Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.

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