CALVA LOUISE STORMS THE STAGE AT THE PRINCE ALBERT FOR THEIR FIRST HEADLINE TOUR!
London’s Trio Calva Louise fronted by Jess Allantic finally heads on stage and welcome’s the already tightly packed crowd upstairs at the Prince Albert with a warm hearted smile, were the expectations were already on the highest note for a Wednesday night after the two support bands. With Calva Louise recently releasing the album ‘Rhinoceros’ the Trio were certainly ready for fun treat of a night, playing tracks from the album.
The Name Calva Louise was chosen by the bassist just because he likes the name! Calva, meaning ‘bald’ in Spanish and the band is heavily influenced by the Spanish playwright Eugene Ionesco.
The Theme tune chimes of the TV show Countdown was sounded by the DJ to announce the band onto the stage with the heat turning up for grungy feel, of the opening track ‘Outrageous’ that suits the band well with the smashing drums and harmonising vocals. As of tradition at the Prince Albert, a mosh pit formed in the middle of the room with fans dancing frankly to the songs such as Spanish sung ’No Hay’ and fuzzy, ‘Tug of War’.
Tonight’s show is perfectly put together and rehearsed, played with ease with the crowd interaction when Lead Singer Jess, who is Venezuelan, called the audience for a friendly mosh pit announced ‘we are all friends. Right?’ admirably admitting, the band had only played the song ‘Out of Use’ a few times live before!
You can certainly see the band going on to bigger things in the near future as the crowd shouted for an encore way past closing time and Jess came back on stage for an encore track. ‘Eleanor’ she said the band initially removed from the set.