Anna Calvi Biography (Wikipedia)
Anna Margaret Michelle Calvi (born 24 September 1980) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. Her accolades include three Mercury Prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award. She has been noted by some critics as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance.
Born to therapist parents in London, Calvi graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in music, having studied violin. She subsequently worked as a private guitar instructor before embarking on a music career. She released her eponymous debut album in 2011 through Domino Records to critical acclaim, earning a Mercury Prize nomination for Album of the Year, a British Breakthrough Act nomination at the 2012 Brit Awards and a European Border Breakers Award.
Her second album, One Breath was released in 2013, earning her a second Mercury Prize nomination. She followed this in 2014 with the EP Strange Weather and subsequently wrote the music for a stage production of the opera The Sandman, directed by Robert Wilson. Calvi released her third full-length album, Hunter, in August 2018.
- Anna Calvihttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0750911.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0750911.jpg2019-04-30T22:59:00.000ZHighlights of Anna Calvi's set at 6 Music Festival 2019https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p075407d
- Anna Calvi performs Hockney-inspired 'Swimming Pool' for Art is Everywherehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06tfwj8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06tfwj8.jpg2018-12-02T10:27:00.000ZBroadcast for Art is Everywhere 2018.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06tfq0v
Anna Calvi performs Hockney-inspired 'Swimming Pool' for Art is Everywhere
- Matt Everitt chats to Anna Calvi in the Music News: 'A lot of this record is about going beyond the idea of gender'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0698r62.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0698r62.jpg2018-06-06T10:29:00.000ZMatt Everitt chats to Anna Calvi on her new single ‘Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy’ and the new album, 'Hunter', which is set for release on August 31st through Domino.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0698k7k
Matt Everitt chats to Anna Calvi in the Music News: 'A lot of this record is about going beyond the idea of gender'
- David Bowie Prom in 3 minuteshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0431j3x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0431j3x.jpg2016-07-30T08:57:00.000ZWith Neil Hannon, Amanda Palmer, John Cale, Conor O’Brien, Marc Almond, Paul Buchanan, Anna Calvi and the musicians' collective s t a r g a z e conducted by André de Ridder.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0431k8w
David Bowie Prom in 3 minutes
- Anna Calvi speaks to Lauren Lavernehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jbdtj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jbdtj.jpg2013-11-06T13:00:00.000ZAnna Calvi speaks to Lauren Laverne about her second album One Breath.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jbh60
Anna Calvi speaks to Lauren Laverne
Anna Calvi Tracks
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6 Music Festival: 2019
Proms 2016: Prom 19: David Bowie Prom
6 Music at Green Man
6 Music at Latitude: 6 Music at Latitude 2014
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