2020, December 6 - Anna Mae Kelly

Introducing Anna Mae Kelly, 17 year old singer songwriter from Kettering, UK.



At 8 years old, Anna had already unearthed her deep passion for music, getting involved in singing lessons and competitions. She started playing the guitar and writing her own material at the age of 13.

With her self learning drive and energy, which enabled her to learn playing the piano by ear, Anna hopes to release music that connects at a personal level while pursuing her studies at Musical Theatre College. Some of her influences in music include Freddie mercury, The 1975, Imagine Dragons, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Florence and the Machine, Adele, and Sam Smith.




You can check out her latest single "Waver" on this week's discovery list.


In true MP fashion, below are pretty random questions thrown at her and well, let’s see what he has to say!

What are some things that are okay to occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?
McDonalds…I recently had one built near me, and so… when I’m sad. McDonalds, when I’m happy….McDonalds….when I’m stressed…you get the idea, it’s becoming a problem.
If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?
If anything, it would be assault, because I would have defended someone who needed help if they were being robbed or beaten up.
What are your go to answers for everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?
I like to make jokes out of my mood, so it would be either me taking the ‘mick’ out of the fact that I’m stressed, or a list of dad jokes I’ve had in my head from the past two weeks.
If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
To be quite honest I’d probably stutter trying to say something worth listening to, instead it would be a series of unrecognizable shrieks of panic… What I would like to say is “Just be more tolerant, kind and helpful to each other, and make women’s sanitary products free.

What is the stupidest thing you’ve done because someone dared you to?
I mean apart from being the insane one in the group there was a time when drinking a cup of milk with BBQ sauce.

What is in your fridge right now?
I’m pretty sure we have more sauces, jams and spreads than we do food! Ha ha I’ll just eat ketchup\BBQ sauce with everything.
What would the world be like if it was filled with male and female copies of you?
Dear god….carnage….i mean it would probably be like the biggest musical ever. A wall of humming at every corner. A bunch of baby Annas loudly playing a cheap keyboard.
What are the three best things about you that you wouldn’t put in your bio on a dating profile?
1. I can chug the water out of a sweetcorn tin and enjoy it.

2. I can do a pretty good Yoshi impression.

3. I can play the WII theme tune on piano
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Probably the number of songs I have written.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Stop caring what people think of you. They’re only really thinking about what people are thinking of them. We all live in a world where there is forced judgement but in reality, no one is really checking if you have lipstick on your teeth, or a stain on the jumper you’ve worn for the past three days. Enjoy life carefree.


And there you have it. Check out the works of Anna Mae Kelly if you enjoy pop with charming vocals and intimate lyrics. Here are all the different channels to connect with her.