Gemma Ashley's Solo Album Premieres Song from 'King's Ransom"!
Gemma Ashley, the Caamora Theatre Company lead soprano, has released her first solo album, "Vera Voce". The album is a classical crossover featuring a selection of songs ranging from opera, operetta and musical to gothic rock. "Vera Voce" was recorded and produced at Thin Ice Studios by Clive Nolan and mixed and mastered by Karl Groom. In addition to the masterly renditions of the classical crossover repertoire, the album also includes the premiere of "Solitary Man", an aria from Clive's forthcoming musical "King's Ransom".
Clive: "'Vera Voce' is a terrific classic crossover album - Gemma's voice is in best display here with a wonderful collection of songs both familiar and less so - also we have a sneak preview of my new musical, 'King's Ransom', with the song 'Solitary Man' - great stuff."
Clive at the Launch of “Otra Vida” the Novel!
On November 5th, Clive Nolan and Friends will perform a concert at the official launch of the novel “Otra Vida” (“Another Life”) by the Uruguayan writer, Elizeth Schluk. Her book was originally inspired by Clive’s bilingual 2011 album, released in Uruguay under the same title and based on the idea of Nolan and Schluk. The “Otra Vida” album featured the last performance of the legend of Uruguayan theatre, cinema and TV, China Zorrilla as a narrator, as well as the Uruguayan-born Hollywood actress and singer Noel Calcaterra on vocals. The concert in Punta del Este, Uruguay will feature Clive on piano and vocal, Elisabeth Ellingsen (Caamora Norway) on vocal and the original “Otra Vida” guitarist and bassist, Mark Westwood (Caamora).
Clive: "'Otra Vida' is a novel based on an album which I wrote some years ago - it featured the singer Noel Calcaterra and told a story about a loss of memories. It is written by Ellie Schluk and is being launched at a special event on Saturday where I will be performing some songs from 'Otra Vida' with Mark Westwood and Elisabeth Ellingsen."
Congratulations to Elizeth Schluk on the publication of the novel!
Clive Returns to South America!
At the invitation of the city government, Clive will perform a concert in Punta del Este, Uruguay on October 29th 2016. The Punta del Este show will commemorate the life and career of the Uruguayan theatre, cinema and TV legend, China Zorrilla. The role of a narrator on Clive's 2011 album "Otra Vida" was the last artistic work of the actress. During the concert at the Cantegril Theatre, Clive will be joined by South American artists, including the famous soprano singer Beatriz Lozano Barra, Carolina Perez (Crystal Gates), Gabriel Agudo (Bad Dreams), Jose Luis Bienkowski, Lucia Cavalini, as well as his Caamora colleague Mark Westwood (guitar, bass) and Elisabeth Ellingsen (Caamora Norway), the lead singer in the forthcoming production of “Alchemy” in Norway. The show will also feature a special guest performance of the Uruguayan actress and director, Patricia Alvarez, in the role of China Zorrilla.
Thank you to Ricardo Rosenblatt (Altagama Productions), the organizer of the event and Clive's manager for Latin America.
More about "Otra Vida" CD HERE
Thank You, Caamora Norway!
Clive has just returned from a successful mini tour in Norway! The aim of the acoustic concerts was to promote the forthcoming Norwegian production of 'Alchemy' in May 2017, as well as Clive's new musical, 'King's Ransom'. During the shows in Mysen, Oslo and Saetre, Clive was accompanied by the original Caamora soprano, Gemma Louise Edwards, and the cast of 'Alchemy' in Norway, including Eirikur Hauksson (Magic Pie), Elisabeth Ellingsen, Harriet Müller-Tyl, Christine Ekeberg, Lars Helge Throndsen, Hans Andreas Brandal, Finn Mathisen and the instrumentalists (known from the Norwegian progressive rock band, The Windmill): Morten Clason (flute), Stig Andre Clason (guitar) and Arnfinn Isaksen (bass).
Clive: "A massive thank you to Morten Clason and all the wonderful people involved in Caamora Norway who made this visit so enjoyable and so successful! Thank you to all the terrific singers and musicians who took part. I can see the production developing every day! I also must thank all you lovely people who contributed towards the sponsorship of 'Kings Ransom' - that was a wonderful surprise and very much appreciated! What a great weekend!"
More Pendragon Shows in 2016!
Pendragon will be a headline act at the Monte Carlo Opera Garnier, Monaco on October 14th as part of this season’s Classic Rock event. The festival line up features, among others, bands like Caravan, Cock Robin and Procol Harum. Tickets for this show (limited amount) are available HERE
On December 30th, the band will perform the last gig of 2016 in Swindon. As the band's official website reports, "Pendragon’s “Office Monkey” Wilcey is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by walking Coast to Coast (via mountains, volcanoes and rain forest) across Costa Rica early in 2017 and to support the fundraising we’ll be doing a show at Riff’s Bar, Swindon on Friday 30th December." Book your tickets HERE
More about Pendragon HERE