Sunday Spotlight: Missy Mcanulty


1. Hello! Who are you, where are you from and all that good stuff.
Hello thanks for the interview. My name is Missy Mcanulty, I am an Edinburgh based singer and songwriter. I came back to Edinburgh October 2017 to continue my fairly new solo journey after being a part of hip/hop and rock fusion band State of Play from 2011 to 2016 in London. I love being back in Scotland. I launched ‘Yellow Brick Road’ on Friday August 31st, which is the second release out of a quartet of singles to be released in 2018. I’m excited! I have recently performed 11 shows in The Fringe Festival with my acoustic and live bands and I am looking forward to my next live gig at Stramash (Edinburgh) on Monday the 10th of September.

2. Tell us a bit about the music you make.
My music is pop – electronic. My lyrics are centred around well-being, the people I meet and the experiences we have in life. I like my music to be thought provoking. I write the lyrics and create the melodies and structure at home and then bring the tracks into the studio with an amazing production duo I work with named The Producers. I released my 1st track out of the four of 2018 in June. Its called ‘Home.’ You can catch it here:

I produce my music videos alongside videographers and directors who I admire. I feel a music video can most definitely enhance the meaning of what you are trying to say in a track.

3. When did you start and what made you want to start making music?
I have always been singing. Ever since I was 5 years old. I used to love writing poems when I was younger also. You could say my writing has quite a poetic style to it. I went to study method acting and vocal training in New York for 3 years and collaborated with a rapper over there. I used to perform covers and my own material at open mics in Brooklyn and Manhattan when I was studying. That’s when I got the real drive to pursue a career in music.

4. Stage or studio?
Oh I absolutely love the creative process. It’s always amazing to see small ideas you hear in your head then come to life in the studio. However I am a performer and get a huge buzz from performing my material live. So I would say stage.

5. What gear do you use to make your tunes?
At home when I am writing its just a standard keyboard that I use. When I reach the studio, the Producers use Logic to construct the tracks. They then move onto Pro Tools for more production, tracking and mixing.

6. And what is your choice bit of gear and why?
The Producers use Apple Mac Pro, Apple MacBook, Logic X, Pro Tools Ultimate, Waves Plugins, Serum Synth, a Yamaha mx49 synth, Golden Age preamps and an Aston Spirit microphone.¬†They’re great!

7. Where can we check out your tunes?
You can follow me on Spotify, watch my music videos on YouTube.

Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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