Clive Voted "Best Keyboard Player" by CRS!
Clive Nolan was voted "Best Keyboard Player" of 2015 by Classic Rock Society! This is Clive's 9th award in this category received from CRS. Congratulations, Clive!! Well deserved!
Clive: “Thank you so much to all the lovely people who voted for me at the Classic Rock Society Awards. It was a great honour to win 'Best Keyboard Player' again, especially after the experiences of the last five months! Both Pendragon and Arena were nominated for various awards and I was even nominated for 'Best Lyricist' which means a great deal to me too. The award now comes in a cool magnetic box too... Thank you everyone!”
"Caamora Norway" Project!
Clive: “I am very happy to announce the beginning of a brand new project - 'Caamora Norway'! Over the next year we will be building up to several full concert performances of 'Alchemy', featuring a brand new cast and new musicians... mostly from Norway. This is going to be an exciting and rewarding challenge which will culminate in May next year, and I wish everyone involved the very best of luck. I will, of course, still be involved, but the real pressure is on the guys out there, and I am absolutely sure they will produce something excellent! Special mention must go to Morten Clason (Captain of the ship), Ingar Diskerud (tussling with the finances) and Are Høidal (providing the chorus and many other sources). Over the course of the next days, weeks and months we will keep you informed as to the cast, the musicians and the overall production.. where to buy tickets... merchandise etc etc.
So.. you lovely band of Vikings... there is still work to be done!”
More about "Alchemy" HERE
Two New Musicals this year!
Clive: "As I announced at “The Fire and the Quest” weekend, it is my intention to write and record two musicals this year. This will be a mammoth undertaking, but it’s high time I moved on to new adventures! The first, provisionally entitled “Dark Fables”, will be a modern tale based around music I have written over the last 25 years.
My original concept will be developed by director Ian Baldwin, whose exceptional creative talent will ensure a tantalizing story. This show, for rock band and five singers, will be designed so that we can take it out on tour. In addition to the stage set there will also be interactive video material featuring numerous special guests.
The second show, which will be titled “King’s Ransom”, will be set in the “Alchemy universe”. It will feature Professor King, Eva and William, alongside exciting new characters and a brand new adventure. This story takes place two years after the events of “Alchemy”, and explores the underworld of Victorian London with a big dose of romance, intrigue and adventure. I have already written about half of the musical material and the storyline is complete, which means that most of the characters have been cast and I can already see the makings of a thrilling new show!
It is my intention for the writing of both of these productions to be completed later this year and recording to begin immediately after that. I would like to think that 2017 will witness the release of CDs and DVDs as well as launching new theatrical and concert performances of the shows. Nevertheless, I do intend to preview some of the new material in certain events this year. I’m very excited by the prospect of these new challenges and look forward to working again with all the talented singers, musicians, artists and technicians who will help me bring these stories to life.
As Professor King said… ‘Now there is a promise made!’"
Arena 20th Anniversary DVD Out Soon!
The release date of the long awaited Arena 20th anniversary DVD has been confirmed! The jubilee show, recorded in April 2015 in Poland, will be released in February 2016 by Metal Mind Productions. "We're very excited about this new release as it captures the vibe of the anniversary tour and represents 20 years of Arena", says Clive.
Metal Mind: "Material entitled “XX” was recorded during the Polish leg of „20th Anniversary Tour - The Unquiet Sky”, shortly after the release of their 8th studio masterpiece “The Unquiet Sky”. The band once more graced their Polish fans with an outstanding show, this time at Katowice Kinoteatr Rialto. New release is a veritable feast for all prog-rock fans! More than two hours of darkly sublime beauty, interviews with Clive Nolan and Mick Pointer and more! “XX” is scheduled for a worldwide release on February, 12th 2016 via Metal Mind Productions. Also available as a double-CD release."
More about Arena HERE
Pendragon 'The Masquerade Overture' Tour!
Pendragon has announced the dates for the forthcoming 'Masquerade Overture' 20th anniversary tour. "It's only a little tour, but 'The Masquerade Overture' is 20 years old and we want every show to be a big celebration!", says Nick Barrett. The tour will consist of 12 shows performed in major European cities including Paris, Zoetermeer, London, Katowice and more. The tour will kick off in April with a single concert at the festival in Reichenbach, Germany and will continue throughout May 2016. Additionally, the show at the Wyspianski Theatre in Katowice, Poland will be recorded for DVD by Metal Mind Productions. Tickets for all shows are available now!
Clive: "I really look forward to the tour and taking my place behind the keyboards again. The end of 2015 turned out to be rather difficult and trying due to health problems... and thus the prospect of being back in my 'normal' shoes live on stage seems a particularly joyful one. Hope to see many of you out there and to have a chance to chat and enjoy the tour with you!"