Sunday, June 12, 2011

Anna Calvi @ Fnac Montparnasse, Paris June 15 2011 5:30 pm

Anna Calvi, showcase @ Fnac Montparnasse
Paris, June 15 2011, 5:30 pm

Nice surprise to have a free gig @ Fnac Store in Montparnasse as she's not playing any other gig in Paris.
She's playing a REAL gig, I mean with drums, electric guitar & all her stuff, not like so many bands who are coming with acoustic guitars and are playing 3-4 songs-15 min set.
The place is packed but not rammed which is quite a surprise, we arrived there early as I was expecting much more people.
As usual she's starting with the "Instrumental" on guitar but as she has a bandage on her wrist there's a guy playing the guitar for most of the set, in fact 4 songs out of seven.
With Anna Calvi it's always perfect: the hair, the guitar playing, the vocals & the smile.
Great 25 min set.
She signed a few cds at the end but we made a quick exit to go to Canal+ to see the Arctic Monkeys.
... & without guitar in hand / ready to sign / setlist


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 + Le Trianon on April 22 2011

BEN HARPER is also playing a live showcase @ OUI FM radio in Bastille @ 7:00 pm
He did a 7 song set for 40+ min

For setlist, Pics & official video from his preview show @ La Fleche d'Or last month (click on links)