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Heaven - London, England, UK - June 19th, 2018
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:17:27 PM »

Indies or paradise
Don't beat the girl out of my boy
As a man
Suzanne & I
I'll be your man
No more words
Swimming pool

Sing to me
Love won't be leaving
Ghost rider


- Desire

- Don't beat the girl out of my boy

- Ghost rider

- I'll be your man

- Love won't be leaving

- Love won't be leaving + Wish + Alpha

- No more words

- Suzanne & I

- Suzanne & I + Alpha

- Wish


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Re: Heaven - London, England, UK - June 19th, 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 02:11:21 PM »
Review in The Guardian.

Anna Calvi review – rock star melodrama meets MOR

Only 3 stars for what was for me one of the best gigs I've ever been too!

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Re: Heaven - London, England, UK - June 19th, 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 03:48:41 PM »

   There were a lot of us in Heaven on Tuesday night to see the first UK show of the new ' Hunter ' material and Anna,s first performance with her Band for her fans in two years , not including the 'Private ' Burberry show.
  And we were not dissapointed....  The show featured a catwalk on which Anna tore up and down, with a microphone at the end.  Anna's show is far more theatrical now  with guitar bashing, rolling on the floor and interaction with the audience . I thought this was very effective  and added to the spectacle..

  The new material was excellent featuring a lot of incredible guitar work , very much back to the old Anna !.  The band was just a 3 piece with Alex on Drums and Mally on Keyboards , Percussion and Bass guitar , but no Harmonium !!.  A very pared back,sparse,  sound which I thought was far better, with some very very tight powerful intergration.  The music now seems to be far more a collaboration between Anna and Mally now.  There is no doubt that Mally is equal to Anna in musical brilliance and they produced an amazing vortex of sound between them with Alex providing a tight foundation.
   Anna has always been at her best with her own band, and this proved it.  No tedious , boring collaborators tonight !!

 The new material is probably ' heavier ' than we were expecting, but it was very dynamic and exciting. It will be interesting to see if this is captured on the album.

The set featured some old standards ,Desire , LWBL, etc, all re-arranged to a simpler , tighter, pattern highlighting Anna's guitar with precise , tight, backing from Mally ,mostly on Keyboards...

  At the end of LWBL we launched our 'calling - card 'red rose-assault onto the stage, which seemed to go down well.

   This was a really triumphant return for Anna and her band to a sold out Heaven... The crowd loved it, and lets hope the upcoming tour will be a success and give Anna the recognition as a great artist which she deserves.

  As Substandard posted there has only been one fairly mediocre review from The Guardian so far... I really hope that we are not going back to the same old problem which has held back Anna's career for years ..... She and her band put 100 % effort into the music, but are then completely let down by her Management and PR  who do nothing to promote her gigs before or after.. It should have been her managers job to ensure that there was a good representation of the press there to give good coverage of the comeback concerts.. We all saw Hiroki strutting round, full of his own importance on Tuesday !!.. Why Anna keeps him on as her manager is completely beyond me !

  There is now a two month gap before the album is released and the promotion momentum will have to be kept up to keep the public interest going  !
   But anyway, Anna is back with a new exciting and powerful show...

Thanks AC for all your coverage of all the shows..

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