Friday, April 22, 2011

Anna Calvi @ Trianon, Paris April 22 2011

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Anna Calvi
@ Trianon
Paris April 22 2011
Anna Calvi is back in Paris for another sold-out show,this time this is at the newly re-open & one of the most beautiful theatre in Paris @ Le Trianon in Pigalle.
It's her 5th show in just a few months in the French capital and 6th in all.
Things haven't really changed, she's still playing songs from her first record.
She's still shy but not as frightened as she used to.
I think that the Trianon is trying to compete with the Bataclan for the hottest theatre in Paris, where the fuck is the A.C. ?
As the show is being broadcasted live on Arte tv website there are a couple of cameras in the audience and on stage but no big productions and it remains very discreet.
She starts the show (@ 8:53) with a long instrumental , just to get in the mood.
She won't talk at all to the audience apart from the usual "Thank You" and prefers to focus on her (perfect) guitar playing & (perfect) vocals.
After seeing her a few times and even though I haven't heard the record yet, I start to know the songs quite well.
The audience is listening religiously for the whole hour set, exploding at the very end of the show after the final Encore, we're asking for more, clapping & yelling, for a few minutes but unfortunately she's won't come back.
Too bad the gig was perfect.
Original setlist (far right)


Check her lastest shows in Paris @ C'est Lenoir in January, @ L'Album de la Semaine a couple of days later, @ Nouveau casino in Feb, @ Cité de la Musique opening for Grinderman in Oct 2010

The whole show @ Trianon from Arte broadcast: