A Sidcup-born pop star whose hoping to take Edinburgh Fringe by storm has opened up about his early struggles which have since helped propel him into a prosperous music career.

Angus Munro, 32, has already had a stunning year following his debut vinyl release 'Mirror Man' back in May which scored top marks from critics across the country.

Now, the Scottish-based chamber pop star will be bringing his unique range of tear-jerking tunes, along with his quadruple-octave hitting voice, to The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on August 20 as part of the iconic culture festival.

However, this young singer-songwriter's success was hard-fought for following years of personal trials with a cognitive development disorder known as dyspraxia.

"It’s awkward if you can’t hear the stuff you're trying to play. It’s not fun," said Angus.

"I remember my parents fought super hard for me to got to public school as my teachers insisted I go to a school for kids with special needs.

"I was given a teaching assistant who would work with me in some classes and that was a huge step for me to get to grips with the condition.

"I’m actually still really good friends with her to this day," he joked.

At the age of 24, Angus was dealt with a staggering blow after tragically losing his father to suicide, something which he touches on in the song 'Mirror Man'.

However, he has since turned those harrowing experiences into beautiful forms of self-expression.

"I talk about it a lot. It sounds a little bit flippant when I talk about my dad but the album itself is about loss and about how we all deal with it in weird ways," he said.

"Going to loud gigs, going into mosh pits, that was how I dealt with it."

"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."

Angus Munro will be returning to London with his band in tow on October 24 at the Troubadour in Earl's Court.