Song of the Wildlands Live Shows!
We Låve Rock and Caamora Norway are happy to present Clive Nolan’s SONG OF THE WILDLANDS – Live in Concert. The first of two shows will take place at DYNAMITTEN, SÆTRE, HURUM (Sætre Innbyggertorg) on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The show will feature the original cast, including Clive Nolan and the soloists, full band and Caamora Norway Choir. Don’t miss this amazing first-ever live production of Clive Nolan’s Viking saga!
Clive: “In September we will be performing ’Song of the Wildlands’ live in Norway. This is an exciting prospect and one which we have been working towards for a while. This was very much an ‘album of the Pandemic’ with chorus members recording themselves all around the world during the worst of the lock downs. I am extremely proud of the results, and believe this is possibly my most epic album to date! It is based on the Beowulf saga, which is England’s oldest piece of written poetry. It makes for an interesting read, because Beowulf is clearly a Viking story, but the writer is Christian and not pagan, so this gives the story a rather different edge to other classic Viking folklore and adventures. There could be around 40 of us on stage, so this could be quite an event!
Pendragon "Everyone's a VIP" live shows and EP!
In May 2023, after over three years, Pendragon will play three set of concerts in the Netherlands (Zoetermeer), the UK (Morecambe) and in Norway (Hurum). "Everyones a VIP" weekends will feature live performances of all of "Love Over Fear" plus a set of Pendragon favourites followed by an acoustic set, Q&A followed by all of "Not of this World" and a collection of favourites. There will also be time for some meet’n’greet and signing. During the shows, the new mini album "North Star" will be launched. See you all there!
Everyone’s a VIP weekends
May 12 & 13 De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL
May 20 & 21 The Platform, Morecambe, UK
May 26 & 27 We Låve Rock, Harum, NO
2023's North Star contains 24 minutes of brand new music from Pendragon. Produced by Nick Barrett and Karl Groom, the EP's delightful artwork is by Liz Saddington (also responsible for the band's last studio album Love Over Fear.) CD in digisleeve with 8-page booklet. 100 of the pre-orders will come signed by Nick and will be assigned randomly on the release date.
More about Pendragon HERE
Imaginaerium “The Rise of Medici” out in September!
The long-awaited album of Imaginaerium “The Rise of Medici” will be out on September 30th 2022. The Imaginaerium project started as a concept album idea, when Eric Bouillette, a French composer, guitarist, violinist and a member of numerous rock and progressive rock bands, including Nine Skies, The Room, Solace Supplice, Wilder’s Folly and others, met a charismatic Italian vocalist Laura Piazzai during the 2019 Cheltenham production of Clive’s musical extravaganza “The Lost Journals”, starring Laura as a demonic goddess, Makaria. They soon began talking about the possibilities of working together in the near future. Clive got involved in the Imaginaerium project very early on and was soon working on developing the concept for “The Rise of Medici”, as well as writing the lyrics. In collaboration with Eric, Clive composed the music and orchestrated the forthcoming album. Additionally, he was also asked to sing the part of the villain, Rinaldo.
Imaginaerium are: Clive Nolan (composition, arrangements, lyrics, keyboards, drum recording, vocals – Rinaldo), Eric Bouillette (composition, arrangements, guitars, keyboards, mandolin, violin) and Laura Piazzai (vocals – Contessina). "The Rise of Medici" will also feature the talents of Andy Sears (vocals – Cosimo), Elena Vladyuk (vocals – Lucrezia), Mark Spencer (vocals – Monks), Scott Higham (drums), Bernard Hery (bass) and Isabella Cambini (harp).
Clive: “In some ways I thank the pandemic for allowing me the ‘free’ time to get involved with this project. It appealed to my love of history, and the idea of ‘Renaissance meets Rock’ was fascinating. Having listened to the final mixes I’m convinced people are going to love this one!”
“The Rise of Medici’ PRE-ORDER HERE!
Listen to “Treachery” [official single] HERE.
“Alchemy” the Movie... Continued!
An idea for making a full-length movie out of Clive Nolan’s Steampunk musical “Alchemy” was born in the summer of 2014, when award winning movie director Neil Monaghan came to see the show at London Off-West End. Although a few years have passed, with the team involved in other projects, the first scene of “Alchemy” has now been successfully filmed! The filming is scheduled for the rest of 2022 and 2023 and we will be informing you about the progress of the project at ‘The Professor King Chronicles’ website and Facebook page, as well as Clive’s and Neil’s related platforms and social media.
So far, you can have a sneak preview of the “Alchemy” filmic universe in the three videos released so far:
‘First recording session’ featuring Clive Nolan and Andy Sears recording vocals for “Deception”, the first filmed scene. Watch HERE.
‘Building the scenery’ featuring Ross Andrews revealing behind-the-scenes secrets of building the “Alchemy” world. Watch HERE.
‘“Alchemy” shooting begins’ being a chronicle of the first day of filming, featuring Natalie Barnett as Amelia Darvas, as well as a general sneak peek into the set, work of the make-up artist and filming crew. Watch HERE.
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Filming begins today on ‘Alchemy, the Movie’!
Clive: "It has been a long couple of days as the team have been building the cell in Newgate prison… inside my garage !
When I wrote the musical I was hoping for a handful of theatrical performances... we have done that, and much more!
The filming will be done slowly over a period of about a year, so I'm taking a deep breath.
The camera and lights will be set up soon, and a make up guy will start work in a couple of hours. For the most part, I get to just watch now… and do the catering.
Luckily this is a relatively simple scene (Neil Monaghan, the director wanted to begin making this film with what he calls a ‘soft landing’)… but it won't be long before we are calling for extras to take part, just saying.
HERE is a clip of me recording Andy Sears' vocals for the first scene to be filmed."