May Picks - Eléa Calvet

May Picks – Eléa Calvet

May Picks - Eléa Calvet

May Picks – Eléa Calvet

“Poetic songwriting, incredible rhythmes and vocals that explode with passion. It’s a bold, confident and unique introduction to an artist who’s destined for great things.” – Tap The Feed on Eléa Calvet’s debut single ‘Lust’

Bristol artist Eléa Calvet is due to launch her debut single ‘Lust’ at St John the Baptist Church this month. Ahead of the show, we invited the singer-songwriter to share her favourite picks for May. Check them out below and be sure to follow her page for more music updates.

5th – Nick Cave – Lovely Creatures release

Nick Cave is without a doubt one of my favourite artists. The authenticity and poignancy he seems to maintain throughout his varied and highly contrasting projects never cease to amaze me. This particular album is a “best of” available in multiple formats, including unseen archive footage and photographs.

13th – Single launch – St John the Baptist Church

Although the anticipation of pleasure is often better than the pleasure itself, this is something I’ve been looking forward to for months. With support from Poisonous Birds and Dear Pariah, expect a spellbinding evening of diverse and captivating performances held in a beautiful 14th century Church. Tickets available here.

18th – The Little Unsaid – The Canteen

I came across The Little Unsaid, founded around multi-instrumentalist John Elliot whilst playing HowtheLightgetsin Festival two years ago and was instantly captivated. I have gone to almost all his local performances since; I’ll be playing The Great Escape on that day so will unfortunately have to miss this one out. His spellbinding lyricism and arrangements will send shivers down your spine, I highly recommend you donʼt miss it!

21st – Insight Ensemble Presents: Underground Classical

In all honesty, I had never actually heard of the Insight Ensemble before stumbling on an article in Bristol 24/7. However, as an avid classical listener and a lover of odd venues, I was sold within the first two lines. See for yourself:

“Insight Ensemble returns to the historic tunnels of Loco Klub for another intriguing and dramatic performance featuring Beethoven, Dvorak and Mussorgsky: music hundreds of years old that still reverberates with magic. This performance is in collaboration with performers and dancers from The Invisible Circus and composer Liam Taylor-West. Underground Classical is an atmospheric exploration of a bewildering acoustic growing from solo instruments to the raw power of a full symphony orchestra.” – Bristol 24/7

31st – Slydigs – The Louisiana

A little over a year ago, I went to see Vintage Trouble at O2 Academy (wicked show by the way) and was bewildered by the sheer talent of the seemingly unknown Slydigs. They have since gone on multiple world tours as support acts (including The Who) and are now out on their own UK + European tour. Iʼm glad they are starting to get the recognition they deserve and cannot wait to witness it again! Their new EP How Animal Are You? is out on the 12th.