Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi

Mon 9 May 2011 | At King Tuts, Glasgow

// After postponing her original Glasgow date due to injury, Anna Calvi will now perform on Monday 9th May at King Tuts as part of the NME Radar tour. All original tickets are still valid. Alternatively, full refunds are available from point of purchase.  

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 if you have any further enquiries. //

Releasing her unforgettably passionate debut album in January 2011, Anna Calvi‘s name has turned up on nearly every major Ones To Watch list for 2011. Shortlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, winning Uncut’s Debut Album Of The Month and with excited tip-offs in The Times, The Mirror, The Independent, NME, Total Guitar and Classic Rock, the press are desperate to show their appreciation for one of the UK’s most unique singer-songwriters, and one of the most excitedly anticipated artists of the new decade.

Although co-produced by PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis, the inevitable Harvey comparions are only half accurate, her songs favouring David Lynch’s gothic intensity, Jeff Buckley’s emotive guitars and her own dramatic eroticism over any more recognisable generic labels. Influenced by the vocals of artistes as diverse as Nina Simone, Maria Callas and Scott Walker, the guitars of Django Rheinhard and Robert Johnson and the classical romanticism of Ravel and Debussy, Anna Calvi may be inspired by musicians from the distant past, but her sound is still very much of the here and now.

Catch her at one of her first Scottish gigs for a very special performance with support from Penny Black.