Anna Calvi is an astounding guitarist. She’s been compared to Jimi Hendrix for her virtuosity and innovation. Her first instrument – the one she studied at University and has a degree in – isn’t guitar at all. It’s the violin.
She has a particular style of playing. She strums the guitar in a circular motion rather than up and down, producing a very orchestral sound. Her influences come from the classical and jazz world as well as classic rock. And it shows.