Performing since 16
Meet Mullally, from Norfolk England – his voice has captured ears since the age of 16. Inspired by Ed Sheeran, verified on Instagram and performing to thousands – Mullally is set for the big world at just 21. We at PAUSE sat down with Mullally to discuss how he started his career from young, how music Legend Marvin Gaye inspired his career and using social media to share music.
What do you have in store for the rest of the year?
I’ve got a release coming this year; featuring someone very special, something very cool. And then I’ve got two headline shows: one on the 5th of October in Hoxton, which is now sold out, and then on the 3rd of October I’m doing a headline show in Norwich, which hopefully we can sell out too, hopefully. That’s where I’m from so there’s a fan base there so we’re catering to those guys. That’s about it. We’re doing loads more writing. I’m supporting Zak Abel on the 10th of October at KOKO, it’s going to be really cool.
And you said you started on YouTube doing covers. Would you say that today, for an artist, is that a good way to start? What advice would you give them to start in terms of resources and using the right platforms?
I would say the best way to do stuff here is…I mean, this is what I did, it’s all relative to you. Know what I’m saying? I mean, there are some people where their brand and image is a lot more to them as an artist than other people. Like when I started my branding and imaging, I didn’t have a clue. So Instagram was never a thing for me. But some people who start from the beginning with a really strong brand and image — Instagram is a really cool thing. So I would say…there’s so many platforms like SoundCloud, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Periscope — all this crazy stuff. And it’s like there’s a platform for everybody. And if you use the platform that’s right for you it can perform best for you. If you’re a beautiful girl and you sing amazing, cool visual stuff, do Instagram. But if you’re someone who’s more about live music maybe plug your music on Twitter more. If you’re just about the music, it might be SoundCloud, people blow up on SoundCloud all the time. So like, find what works for you is what I’d say.