Anna Calvi

Music => Performances => Topic started by: Michael G on September 03, 2015, 08:09:47 PM

Title: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Michael G on September 03, 2015, 08:09:47 PM
 
   Not long now until Blackheath Festival on  Saturday 12 September.
   
  Anna will be coming on stage at 5.15 and playing till 6.30.
   
  There are a lot of us going to this, and we will be at the front  :)
   We are meeting up earlier in the day, as this is a large site,  we can decide on the day where to meet up.

   If anybody wants to join us ,  they are very  welcome to contact myself or Peter through personnel messages , and we can send you our mobile phone numbers.
   
 This should  be a great day, but unfortunately looks like the last gig of the summer for us   :(

  I will have seen Anna 5 times in 5 months , so I can't complain ..... but lets hope some more gigs are announced .
   A Special Christmas Show would be nice !!!    ;)



 
   
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Isabelle on September 07, 2015, 07:53:19 PM
As I said before, I will be there too. Will PM you soon :) Last gig of the summer but hopefully not of the year...
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Michael G on September 12, 2015, 08:24:14 AM
If anybody is coming to Blackheath today.
 A group of us will be meeting at 12.30 inside the entrance. 
We will be gathering later at about 4.15 by the stage , to make sure we get to the front for 5.15.


   This should be a great day :)
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: AC on September 12, 2015, 05:28:51 PM
Video

- Blackout - https://instagram.com/p/7kdg3yPQf8/

- Ghost rider - https://vine.co/v/eF1MYetE0LO


Pics

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Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Michael G on September 13, 2015, 09:22:03 AM
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  A few photos to get started .
  An awesome powerful performance from Anna and her band.
   We were able to get right to the front on the barriers .   
  This really was a fantastic day !
    More details to follow  :)
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Riverrun on September 13, 2015, 10:11:40 AM
Great photos, Michael. Anna looks so pleased to be there and so relaxed.
I love that last image of Mally.
Looking forward to details of gig.
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: wild_corgi on September 13, 2015, 06:36:37 PM
Congratulations to AC, who posted and updated before Anna had gone off stage!

Michael, love the photos.
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: AC on September 13, 2015, 06:55:45 PM
Congratulations to AC, who posted and updated before Anna had gone off stage!

Yw! I guess that's the only advantage of living in this hateful and disgraceful country called Brazil.
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Michael G on September 13, 2015, 08:22:04 PM
Setlist
Ghost Rider
Suzanne and I
Wolf like me
Eliza
Suddenly
Sing to me
Rider to the Sea
Blackout
I'll be your Man
Desire
Love won't be Leaving
Jezebel


 A brief report

 This turned out to be a really good day out for us all.
 The last time I saw Anna at a Festival ,was the Citadel , which was a very badly organised rip -off.  But the Blackheath festival was well organised, relaxed, with a great atmosphere. Probably due to it being promoted by Harvey Goldsmith, who knows what he is doing.
 
  A few of us met up at 12.30 for a drink and a meal , before making our way to the front of the main stage about 3.30. Where we were met by some other regulars. Unfortunately there were a load of well dug in MSP fans at the front .  But a very kind lady allowed myself and Lin to have her place on the barrier for Anna only.  So we found ourselves amongst a load of Welsh MSP fans who had never heard of Anna , but they soon would !
   
   Anna and her band came on and it soon became clear that they were enjoying  playing  there, with Anna smiling and laughing a lot.
    They played a relatively short 50 minute set, but it was intense and powerful.
      The set list was well balanced, but I was dissapointed that Carry me over seems to have been dropped for the moment
     Anna,s guitar playing was fierce and precise, and her voice strong.
      After all the orchestras, choirs, etc we have seen lately , it  was  refreshing to see Mally being given her chance to remind us what a phenomenal  musician she is , and how much she is integral to Anna,s unique sound.  I could see that the MSP fans were also intrigued by her.
   I think that this is the best I have seen the band play since Brighton.

  After the usual Jezebel encore , it was obvious that Anna had won over some new followers from the MSP hardcore , who were applauding wildly.   I hope they will return to Wales to spread the good word about Anna .

  Then we all went off to the bar , feeling we had just witnessed a truly classic Anna concert.


  This was another fantastic day.   Partly due to Anna,s awesome performance, but also the great social side , meeting old and new friends.   All of Anna,s fans seem to be the best people imaginable.


   I have been to five of Anna,s concerts this summer, and they have all been amazing experiences , which I will remember for a long time.
   
  The  big question now is.... when will we meet up again ?

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Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Louise on September 13, 2015, 09:08:07 PM
Thanks AC for once more express delivery of pics and Michael for your great pics and report. Great to read Anna won over even those who hadn't heard of her before, because some other fan wrote somewhere else that it was "the wrong crowd" for Anna's show, implying there was a subdued atmosphere....
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Petefrombristol on September 13, 2015, 11:02:29 PM
Thanks AC for once more express delivery of pics and Michael for your great pics and report. Great to read Anna won over even those who hadn't heard of her before, because some other fan wrote somewhere else that it was "the wrong crowd" for Anna's show, implying there was a subdued atmosphere....

Well, maybe compared to some Italian or French audiences the crowd may have been subdued, but from where I was standing - right behind Michael - that was not the case. To reiterate what Michael said about Anna appearing quite relaxed, whether I was imagining this or not I don't know, but I got the impression that there was something of an 'end of term' atmosphere among the band, that as this was the last full gig for a while, all the stops were pulled out. It was certainly more animated than Moseley last week.
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Michael G on September 15, 2015, 11:15:20 PM
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 Some more photos I am getting sorted out gradually. :)
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Louise on September 16, 2015, 03:30:19 PM
More fabulous photos, thanks :).
Title: Re: Anna Calvi at Blackheath Festival . 12 September 2015
Post by: Michael G on September 18, 2015, 01:59:19 PM
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