The magical world of Anna Calvi – a place where beauty and darkness conspire, where untamed emotions conquer and consume. Anna Calvi’s eponymous debut is a masterful dissection of lust and love. Bolstered by Anna’s astonishing guitar playing and her powerful, haunting vocals, it’s an incredibly passionate record. Anna Calvi, a pale beauty and restless soul sings songs haunted by the ghosts of long dead singers and broken hearted chanteuses. Stirring a cauldron of influences from Messiaen, Ravel and Debussy to Maria Callas, Nina Simone and Django Reinhardt, she may be inspired by musicians from the distant past, but her sound is still very much of the here and now. A charming nod to times past: the album is preceded by a standalone track not featured on the long player. Jezebel, a song made famous by Edith Piaf, is a tale of a fallen woman. In Calvi’s hands, it becomes a whirling flamenco… Live, her intimate band is consisting of Mally Harpaz on guitar, harmonium and percussion, and Daniel Maiden-Wood on drums, and the results are often overwhelmingly epic. Brian Eno is calling Calvi “the biggest thing since Patti Smith”..
- Venue: den Atelier
- Where: 54 rue de Hollerich, 1740 Luxembourg
- Doors: 7:00 pm