When Mrs Calvi began to sing, if one could tear one’s eyes away from her to glance across the crowd, one would see every person in the room fixated on the on stage. With her encapsulating performance, she brings to mind a perfect combination of the legendary female acts: Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Sharon Van Etten and Siouxsie Sioux. Her set balanced soft delicate melodies with hard powerful guitar and catchy hooks. With her music and performance, she captured the fragility, at the same time as, the harsh, brutal and powerful nature of man.
Some of the most stands out tracks of the night included: the edgy and catchy ‘Alpha,’ the critics favourite single ‘Don’t Beat the Girl out of My Boy,’ the deep and moving track ‘Hunter,’ the beautifully uplifting and melodic ‘Desire’ and the wonderful encore. The encore consisted of the brilliant ‘Suzanne and I,’ and a cover of Suicide’s powerful track ‘Ghost Rider’ where Calvi actually finished the song playing an intense guitar solo lying on the ground, giving this awe-inspiring show a fitting close.
Calvi’s stunning musical talent in only truly understand when she is seen in person as she recorded work does not do her justice and arguably comes off flat when compared to her live performance. Anyone presented with the opportunity to go to see Mrs Calvi should grasp it with both hands as this lady has the boundless talent to perform and musical skill that will leave any viewer breathless.