Q&A with Missy McAnulty

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Missy McAnulty is a singer-songwriter from Scotland. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Her new single “Soar” is available on iTunes and Spotify. This Saturday (September 10th), she will host an evening of music video screenings, live performances, and a Q&A at Hackney Picturehouse in East London (tickets). The music video for “Soar” will debut at the event. Thank you to Missy McAnulty who took the time to have a chat with Anglonerd magazine…

Your vocals were just used in the trailer of the forthcoming film Elderon by Terry Marriott. If given the choice, who is your dream filmmaker for whom you would like to have a song of yours featured in his/her next film?

My dream film maker is Quentin Tarantino, whose film I would like to have a song in. His films are so creative, griping, and different. I love action films. It would be incredible to have a track in one of his fight scenes. He is the best.

What do you see as the biggest differences between living in the UK and living in the US?

It’s true what they say that American people are more open and British people can have that stiff upper lip when being in public places. I lived in NYC for three years when I studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and it is definitely the crazy city that never sleeps, and I met some amazing characters who taught me to not be afraid, to fully express myself. I love that way of thinking!

Are there any places you found in New York that are great for Anglophiles and ex-patriots to get their anglo fix?

I do love The Parlour Bar on West 86th Street. You will feel you like are back in a pub in the UK. Bliss! I also went back to NYC this summer, and The Pig ‘N’ Whistle bar on West 36th Street plays all the British and European sport, if anyone misses their British sports teams.


Missy McAnulty’s Ultimate Recommendation list:

  • My favourite UK Artist Benjamin Yellowitz: He has an insane voice and amazing songwriting skills.
  • Singer July Jones: She is a petite in frame singer with a HUGE voice! She is now based in London.
  • Check out the new trip hop princess Girli – very quirky and so much attitude
  • Chewing the Fat: Being from Scotland I love this show. Hilarious Scottish humour! A must see, yet I hope you are able to understand those thick Glasgow accents!
  • People just do nothing: A BBC comedy about underground MCs. Absolutely hilarious extremely witty!
  • Comedian who is hilarious is Glasgow comic Kevin Bridges. I went to see him last year in Hammersmith and I couldn’t stop laughing.
  • Please check out the Amazing Scottish duo Jamie & Shoony. They are Amazing fun!  Brilliant feel-good tunes.
  • And for a laugh if you have never watched an episode of one of the first ever Billy Connolly standups, you are missing out.

Jaime Pond is the editor of Anglonerd.com. She lives and works in NYC. Follow her on Twitter.

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