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Anna Calvi

About

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 earning her a third Mercury Prize nomination.

Articles

April 5, 2022

Anna Calvi on ‘Peaky Blinders’ inspired EP: “I’ve been living inside Tommy Shelby’s head”

Check out the dark new single 'Ain't No Grave', as Calvi tells us about penning the final season's score, and what to expect from her next album The post Anna Calvi on ‘Peaky Blinders’ inspired EP: “I’ve been living inside Tommy Shelby’s head” appeared first on NME.

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February 24, 2022

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have written original music for the new ‘Peaky Blinders’ season

The show's creators tell us about the Radiohead bandmates' new tracks, as well as Anna Calvi teaming up with Nick Launay for the score The post Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have written original music for the new ‘Peaky Blinders’ season appeared first on NME.

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April 14, 2021

Listen to playlists by Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals and more for new climate change campaign

The titles of the songs on the 'Playlists For Earth' spell out important messages on how to save our planet The post Listen to playlists by Coldplay, Anna Calvi, Glass Animals and more for new climate change campaign appeared first on NME.

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March 7, 2021

Anna Calvi says she’s recorded “enough songs for an album” in lockdown

She's just trying to decide "whether they’re good enough" The post Anna Calvi says she’s recorded “enough songs for an album” in lockdown appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 6, 2021

Anna Calvi says she’ll be “releasing lots of new music this year”

"I can’t wait to share it all with you" The post Anna Calvi says she’ll be “releasing lots of new music this year” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Tommy

May 6, 2022

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Ain't No Grave

April 5, 2022

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Hunted

March 6, 2020

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You’re Not God (From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Original Soundtrack)

November 12, 2019

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Hunter

August 31, 2018

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As a Man

August 29, 2018

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Don’t Beat the Girl out of My Boy

June 6, 2018

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Live at Meltdown

April 22, 2017

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Live For Burberry

February 20, 2017

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One Breath (Deluxe Edition)

October 27, 2014

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Strange Weather

July 14, 2014

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Suddenly

December 16, 2013

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Eliza

September 30, 2013

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Jezebel (Version Française)

December 13, 2011

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Blackout

November 4, 2011

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Suzanne And I

September 13, 2011

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Anna Calvi Live at KCRW

August 15, 2011

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Desire

June 21, 2011

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Anna Calvi

January 18, 2011

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Jezebel

October 19, 2010

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