4th Sunday of Each Month
I have wide and eclectic music taste, linked through harmony, layering of sound, feeling of expansion, mood and melodrama more than genre . . . but saying that, when it comes to playing out it’s mainly on the Rare Soul Collectors Circuit, and within that my focus is on mid-tempo, group harmony, deep and sweet soul rather than the dance floor. I guess that intense, emotive sound is at the heart of things. I’m part of a collective with Thierry Cochet (Dr Kruger) our founder, Jim Edwards and David Hill, running a monthly event called “Color One Tear Black” now at The Paradise in West London (previously Brilliant Corners and Star of Bethnal Green) and with guests that have included Arthur Fenn, Greg Belson and Steve Clancy (Mr Fish). The four of us recently played together over in Sweden for the Stockholm Soul Weekender, representing our club, which was great fun, we were back to back with Carib Soul, and those guys are off the scale! A few weeks ago Tuff Love’s Liverpool Soul Weekender ran, Chicano Soul legends, Ruben Molina, DJ Aware and The Flipside Lovers were over to play from LA, so to be sharing the decks with them on a nearly sunny Saturday afternoon was an absolute honour. I’m a regular on Voices radio with my partner Brett Franklin playing a mix of Soul, Jazz, Latin and Raregroove. Occasionally I present the Intoxica Radio Hour on Resonance FM, a throw back from the years I was partner of Intoxica Records whilst in Cecil Court. Collecting those old and curious 45s has given me wonderful times, being invited to share favourite tunes Internationally and at home, from Stockholm, Berlin, Barcelona, Bilbao, Sheila Burgel’s She-Boom at Our Wicked Lady, Brooklyn NYC and Memphis Sound Lounge. Wow Memphis was a real standout moment, playing with William Bell, Anne Sexton, The Masqueraders, Timmy Thomas and Millie Jackson in the room! I can’t really believe it when I look back.
Claire Kalvis & Brett Franklin | A Blue Odyssey | Blue Note Records Pop Up | November 2023
Claire & Brett navigate an immaculate curation of a blue odyssey for our Blue Note Records week at Coal Drops Yard. Beats, vibes n Jazz.
Claire Kalvis | October 2023
Claire Kalvis joins us for her monthly smooth sail into a Kaleidoscope of eclectic sounds
Claire Kalvis Ft. James Pogson | September 2023
Claire Kalvis welcomes the incredible James Pogson aboard ship for a deep dive into some of the rarest soul 45s you never knew you needed to hear. Jump in!
Claire Kalvis | August 2023
Claire Kalvis digging deep in the crates once again. This show is always full of surprises. Drop her some love.
Claire Kalvis | July 2023
The incredible sounds of Claire Kalvis n her vinyl archive of solid gold. Drop her a heart.
Claire Kalvis Ft. Jo Foster Live | June 2023
Beautiful trip this one, and one of our first live music features too from the gorgeous Jo Foster. Drop them some love.
Claire Kalvis | May 2023
Claire's shows are always so beautifully curated, her knowledge and passion runs deep. Drop her a heart.
Claire Kalvis | April 2023
Records for a lazy Sunday... Claire Kalvis has got you. Folk, soundtracks and soul for the soul.
Claire Kalvis | March 2023
Claire jumped on board once again fully armed with soul drenched records from her collection. We love this show. . drop her a heart.
Claire Kalvis | February 2023
Another exquisite show from the incredible Claire Kalvis. Dive in and soak up the vibes.
Claire Kalvis & Brett Franklin | January 2023
Claire Kalvis is joined by Brett Franklin for her first show of the year. Such a vibe!
Claire Kalvis | Christmas | December 2022
Claire Kalvis wraps up the year with a stellar festive show full of everything you never knew you needed to hear. If you're feeling the sounds, drop her a heart. We can't wait for more in 2023 from this incredible presenter & selector. Enjoy!
Claire Kalvis | November 2022
Another incredible show from yours truly. .
Claire Kalvis | October 2022
Another great show from Claire with rare selections, stories and combating narcolepsy while making memories through listening to vinyl.
Claire Kalvis | September 2022
Claire Kalvis makes her debut on board the pod! Musically flambuoyant, Claire has a broad eclectic taste linked through harmony, layering of sound, feeling of expansion, mood and melodrama. She's no joke. Strap yourself in.