Clive's Book Published!
Clive has published his first book! “This Is Not The Zombie Apocalypse!” is a detailed and humorous account of the first half of Pendragon “Love Over Fear” tour, cancelled halfway through due to the growing threat from the Covid 19 spreading throughout the world. Clive exposes the secrets of the rock band’s life on the tour bus. A highly entertaining writing from the multitalented musician.
Clive: “I’m very happy to announce the release of my first book! It’s called ‘This Is Not The Zombie Apocalypse’, and it is now available through Amazon. The book is the account of the few first days of the Pendragon tour, before it got cancelled… If nothing else, you can find out everything about The Case of the Kidnapped Frog!” 😉
The book has right away gathered numerous positive reviews from the readers. To quote just a few:
Roger Kelly: "You don’t have to be a progger to enjoy this. Clive Nolan is as talented
writer as he a pianist and creator of wonderful music. This is his account of life on
the road with top prog rock band Pendragon, as they venture around Europe wondering what next is in store for them as COVID-19 threatens to curtail all enjoyment on the planet. It’s funny and it’s sad. And also a great ‘whodunnit’ story as one of the band crew is kidnapped! Read it. You’ll love it."
Ron Milsom: "If you want to experience the real world behind the glamour of showbiz,
you can do no better than read this book by the legendary Clive Nolan. An interesting
account of rock band Pendragon's abbreviated world tour during our current crisis.
Interesting, entertaining, informative and funny!"
You can purchase the book via Amazon HERE
Clive’s New Project “Song of the Wildlands”!
Clive: “I'm excited to announce that I have now completed the writing for the upcoming work that has been running under the name of 'The Viking Project'.
'Song of the Wildlands' will be a secular oratorio (to use a classical term), featuring orchestra, 100 voice choir, four solo singers, rock band and a plethora of what I like to call 'Viking Instruments'. I hope that this work will appeal to prog fans, classical fans, folk fans and many more.
This is not like anything I have written before. I was so inspired by this project that I was writing in a positive fever in any spare time I could find over the last couple of months, so despite my intention to embark on this at the start of the new year, the composition is already in the bag! This is, nevertheless, a big undertaking, and the plan is to record it during next year.
More information will follow... now I just need to find 100 voices!”
Pendragon "The First 40 Years" Book and CD Set!
After selling out of the first run of a special collectors’ edition commemorative 40th year anniversary Book and CD pack in a record time, the second pressing can now be pre-ordered from the Merch Desk!
Pendragon: “It’s taken two years to collate, re-record, mix, find the pics, get new artwork (and a hundred other things). So, here is what you get:
Approximately 11inch square (just slightly smaller than a vinyl sleeve) this 32 page hard back book is truly a celebration of Pendragon from 1978 to the current day. Cover artwork from Simon Williams (The World/Window of Life/Masquerade Overture etc.) incorporating images throughout the history of the band in his very own recognisable style, inside there is 32 glossy pages of photo memories throughout the years and a few words from Nick, Peter, Clive and Vinnie and of course 5 CDs.
The discs are: “Live at London” 3 discs from last November’s sold out 40th Anniversary show at 229 The Venue. The London show featured a return to the Pendragon drum stool for Nigel Harris to perform some of the early songs plus some saxophone from original and co-founding member Julian Baker. When mixing the live discs Karl Groom (Thin Ice Studio) said that this is one of the best recorded live gig atmospheres he’s ever heard, and we think you’ll agree that’s it’s really very special indeed.
Plus: 2 completely re-mixed (not just re-mastered!) versions of “The World” & “Men Who Climb Mountains”, which more or less “bookends” the career of the band. Both re-mixes will feature re-recorded drums from current drummer Jan-Vincent Velazco as well as updated and additional keyboards on “The World” recording.”
Pendragon “Love Over Fear” New Album and Tour 2020!
In February, March and April 2020, Pendragon will be embarking on a large European tour promoting the forthcoming album “Love Over Fear”. Tickets for the concerts are available from the venues or via Pendragon official website. The news on the new album will follow soon!
Clive: “It is with pleasure I am thinking about the next year’s Pendragon tour. Even though it is a long one, it is bound to be a fun time, especially with so many venues to revisit and good old friends to meet again. Now, I should probably start rehearsing!”
"The Lost Journals" Thank You, Cheltenham!
On August 31st 2019, “The Lost Journals” show was performed at the Cheltenham Playhouse in front of the full theatre! The piece, consisting of the combination of the songs from Clive’s three musicals: “She”, “Alchemy” and “King’s Ransom”, was a full theatre production featuring the biggest cast so far. The Caamora Theatre Company rose to this new challenge with professionalism and passion, offering the audience a taste of Clive Nolan’s musical genius in a nutshell.
Clive: “So here we are... after nearly a year in the making ‘The Lost Journals’ show is done and performed! Thank you so much to all who took part in this one. Despite a few microphone problems, this night ran extremely smoothly. I think everyone did an amazing job and really brought “The Lost Journals” to life. I know a lot of hard work went into this show, and I really appreciate all the efforts... well done guys!”