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Anna Calvi Facts
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:19:37 PM »
1.   As with Alice Cooper, Anna Calvi is the band’s name and not Anna’s real name, though she has since changed it.  Her birth name was Tackaberry McAdoo.
2.   Anna’s previous band Cheap Hotel had to change their name from Shite Airline after a trade mark dispute with Ryannair.
3.   Despite liberal use of the F-and S-words, Anna has only ever used the C-word once, after being compared to PJ Harvey 37 times in one afternoon.
4.   Anna is so short her feet are clearly visible in her passport photo.
5.   Anna’s record for holding her breath is 3 minutes and 8 seconds, attained when she was only 2 after her father refused to buy her the Frank Zappa album “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”. He relented after she turned blue.

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Re: Anna Calvi Facts
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 09:25:55 PM »
6.  Out of respect to the dearly departed Dan, Anna banned the terms “Copper Knob”, “Ginger Nut” and “Fanta Pants” from the tour bus, but reinstated them after losing out to Ed Sheeran at the Brits.
7.  Anna only decided on an exclusive clothing deal with Gucci after Matalan had refused to take back a pair of boots after she’d worn them.  She also turned down offers from Prada, McQueen, and Le Coq Sportif.
8.  Her snaggletooth isn’t actually smaller than her other teeth, it’s just that the bottom half is invisible.
9.  Anna used to mediate when Mally and Dan got into an argument about who's the better drummer.  A simple “Dan, it’s Mally” normally did the trick.
10.  Anna practices her guitar solo angry face by reading the Daily Mail.
11.  Anna knows the difference between right and wrong, fact and opinion, surrealism and abstract impressionism, but not light and dark, which results in frequent collisions between her shin and her coffee table.

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Re: Anna Calvi Facts
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 09:35:36 PM »
12. Anna sleeps with her hair in rollers every night, like one's grandmother would, in order to obtain her angelic curls. This is why critics have called Anna a 'classic' musician.
13. When shooting footage for the release of One Breath in Mexico, Emma Nathan mysteriously misplaced the majority of the work she had done on the trip. For this reason, Emma has been demoted to music video specialist (Anna suggesting politely that "You can't lose those as easily, can you?").
14. Anna's Telecaster is in fact a Squier with the Fender logo stuck hastily on the headstock. This means she is free to carelessly drop it on stage when her guitar runner is slow to complete his work.

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Re: Anna Calvi Facts
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 11:42:13 PM »
15.Sing To Me is about Florence Foster Jenkins

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Re: Anna Calvi Facts
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 11:45:58 PM »
16. The video to Eliza was based on the film Gremlins, and the "shower scene" was Emma was trying to make a load of new Annas for a photoshoot she had in mind. It backfired when Anna had a snack after midnight and the resulting chaos became the new Lady Gaga video.

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Re: Anna Calvi Facts
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 11:48:04 PM »
17. After revealing Keanu Reeves to be her secret crush, Anna took it one stage further my copying his acting skills.

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Re: Anna Calvi Facts
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 12:14:05 AM »
15.Sing To Me is about Florence Foster Jenkins

I had no idea you knew Florence Foster Jenkins! I used to torture my friends with her "music" a few years back. One of them said, quite aptly, that she sounded like a hamster being raped.

10.  Anna practices her guitar solo angry face by reading the Daily Mail.

Is that, by any chance, because they don't write about her? :P

17. After revealing Keanu Reeves to be her secret crush, Anna took it one stage further my copying his acting skills.

Mystery solved!