Thank you, Caamora Norway!
In May 2017 Caamora Norway debuted with an all-Norwegian production of Clive's musical "Alchemy". The shows took place in Sætre (sold out show), Kolbotn and at the Mysen Høytorp fort and featured Clive Nolan in his original role of Professor Samuel King, and the talented theatre artists and musicians from Norway, including Eirikur Hauksson as Lord Henry Jagman, Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen as Amelia Darvas, Harriet Müller-Tyl as Eva Bonaduce, Christine Ekeberg as Jessamine and Mrs. Muncey, and many others. The singers were accompanied by the instrumentalists from the progressive rock band The Windmill. The Norwegian shows met with enthusiastic reception from the audiences and critics alike, which was reflected in numerous positive reviews in the local press. The final show at the Mysen Fort was filmed for DVD, which will be released later this year. Hopefully, Caamora Norway will return with the next Nolan production soon.
Clive: “I am now sitting back in the UK after a two week adventure in Norway. And this was indeed quite an adventure, culminating to some wonderful performances of ‘Alchemy’!
If I try to thank everyone, this list will go on forever, and I would still manage to miss some people, so, if I may, just some highlights… Thanks you to Morten L Clason for interrupting my breakfast on 6th September 2015, where the seeds of ‘Alchemy Norway’ were sown. About 20 months later, and we did it! I say ‘we’ but this time, it was a pretty easy ride for me. Morten along with the lovely Ingar Diskerud, and Are Høidal managed to get this whole machine moving along, whilst Magdalena Grabias and Astraea Antal scurried around promoting the events. The final result at the Hoytorp Fort was truly spectacular… I loved it!
Massive thanks to the band, the chorus and of course the marvellous principals for their part in this terrific show: you were all superb and there was some excellent singing and acting on that stage which was great fun to be a part of. The sound, the lights and the video just added to the excellence of the evening!
There were also so many wonderful details: the programme, tickets, posters, the terrific costumes, photographs, filming, and of course the much welcomed catering from what I privately called ‘Team Hilde’ (there were at least three of them: Hilde Johanne Eriksen Clason, Hilde Klepper Eriksen, Hilde Chistiansen along with Siren Iversen Diskerud, Geir Eriksen, Tove-Lill Grefslie and Pål H. Christiansen).
It says on the back of the programme that ‘Caamora Norway will return’…. well you can “take is as a fact, you can bet your final pound” that they certainly will… “our work is not yet done!” Thank you again, everyone!!"
Clive's Guest Performance On Infringement Album
Clive has performed as a special guest on the debut album of the Norwegian progressive rock band Infringement. "Transition" was released in May 2017 and launched at the We Låve Rock Festival in Hurum, Norway. The band consists of four core members: Hans Andreas Brandal on vocal (Caamora Norway), Stig Andre Clason on guitar (The Windmill, Caamora Norway), Kristoffer Utby on drums and Espen Larsen on bass. The album features guest performances from Clive (keyboard), Morten L. Clason (saxophone) and Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen (Caamora Norway) on vocal.
Clive: “I recently recorded some keyboards on the debut album for the Norwegian band ‘Infringement’. This is a colourful album, full of classic symphonic rock moments, and I really enjoyed adding my bit to this. I recommend you check it out. Nice work guys!”
"King's Ransom" CD PRE-ORDER!
"King's Ransom", the third musical by Clive Nolan, is the next adventure of Professor King and his companions. Set in the Victorian 'Alchemy' universe, the musical is a tale steeped in political intrigue, high emotion and the all-pervasive presence of the supernatural.
Book, lyrics and music by Clive Nolan
With vocal talents of: Clive Nolan, Gemma Ashley, Guy Barnes, Verity White, Robbie Gardner, Chris Longman, Christina Booth, Alan Reed, Chris Lewis, Ross Andrews, Joy-Amy Wigman, Emily Frechter and the Caamora Chorus; and instrumentalists: Clive Nolan, Mark Westwood, Scott Higham, Kylan Amos, Penny Gee and Morten L.Clason.
Album artwork by Mark Buckingham.
Clive: "It has been several years in the making, but here it is… ‘King’s Ransom’ the musical. To me, this is a great testament to the wonderful singers and musicians I had the pleasure of working with, and a welcome return to the ‘Alchemy’ universe. With this special edition I have tried to provide added insight into the making of this musical which has been such a major part of my life for the last few years. If you like the music I make, then don’t miss out on this one!"
"King's Ransom" Special Edition includes:
CD 1: Act 1
CD 2: Act 2
CD 3: "There's More... Demos and Extras" (featuring original demos and alternative versions of songs from ‘King’s Ransom’)
DVD: "The Making of 'King's Ransom'" (featuring recording footage, interviews and more insights into the creation of the musical)
This pre-order also includes an additional exclusive "King's Ransom" Karaoke CD with backing tracks to selected songs with vocals from the chosen artists – choose your solo, or sing with one of the cast members! (Available with orders made before August 1st).
Intended release: late August 2017.
Artwork for "King's Ransom" Album Revealed!
The cover for Clive's forthcoming “King's Ransom” CD has been now finalised. “King's Ransom” special box set, scheduled for release in August 2017, will include exclusive artwork designed by the acclaimed DC Comics artist, Mark Buckingham.
Clive: "The release of 'King’s Ransom' grows ever closer, and the show is really taking on an identity of its own. This will be an album of terrific vocal and instrumental performances with songs that I hope will stay with you long after the CD stops playing. The wonderful artwork for this musical has been created by Mark Buckingham, which I think gives the album a great atmosphere."
More about "King's Ransom" HERE
Caamora Norway “Alchemy” Rehearsals
During the first days of April Clive took part in a series of rehearsals for the Caamora Norway production of his musical “Alchemy”. The shows will take place in Norway: Hurum, Kolben and Mysen from May 21st-27th 2017. Clive will return to the stage in his original role of Professor King. The cast will also include Eirikur Hauksson (Magic Pie) and Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen, the lead vocalist of Clive's 2016 concerts in Uruguay, and many others. The Norwegian shows will also feature the live band (The Windmill) and the chorus. Tickets for all events are available HERE.
Clive: "I’m finally back from Norway… I got to stay a little extra thanks to fog… A lot of waiting around! However, there was no waiting around during the weekend of rehearsals. Everyone pulled together brilliantly, and I was able to watch the massive improvements before my very eyes! Well done to the whole cast, musicians, the chorus and crew for an excellent effort. I look forward to the next rehearsal and the shows in May."