Clive: "I am very happy to announce that the Caamora Theatre Company will be performing one extra "West End" production of 'Alchemy' in Devizes on December the 6th, 2014. This will give us an excellent opportunity to test out our "portable" version of the show as well as gather the team together one more time this year for a Christmas celebration. Hope to see you there!"
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Arena have confirmed the news about the change in the band's line up. Due to time pressure and numerous commitments, earlier this year Arena parted ways with their bassist, John Jowitt. Clive's Caamora Theatre Company collaborator, Kylan Amos, has been announced as a new bassist to join the band! Watch out for the new album and the tour. More news coming soon!
Clive: "Arena are happy to welcome bassist Kylan Amos into the fold. Kylan appeared with the band at Leamington recently and gelled very well with the guys. He will play on the new album and you will see him in action on the next tour!"
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Clive: "And.... relax! So there we are, a week of 'Alchemy' in the London "off West End'. And what a week it was! Full houses every night, three sell outs and a wonderful and enthusiastic reception from our many audiences. Audiences, which we made up of dedicated followers and just people who came in off the street to see what was going on. Special thanks to the ladies (they saw the show for the first time) who announced to the manager of the theatre that 'Alchemy' was even better than 'Les Mis'... That made my week!
On this general subject I would like to thank all the wonderful 'Alchemists' who have stuck with the shows over the last year or two. It is always so good to see those familiar faces in the audience, and your support has been uplifting and heartwarming! To all of you who travelled, whether from another city in England, or from France, Germany, Poland, Holland, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and goodness knows where else... Thank you so much for coming and supporting us, yet again!..." READ MORE HERE
Clive: "I must confess that over the last few months I have been going through a real crisis of confidence regarding the 'Alchemy' shows and indeed my wishes to pursue the whole genre of musicals. It has proved organisationally complex, financially stressful and mentally draining... way beyond the more familiar parameters of the bands I am a part of. A while ago I came to the conclusion that writing another musical in the same style as 'She' or 'Alchemy' is something I don't think I can do. Locking myself away for another 4 years to produce something that is a pure 'long shot' seems to be a step too far. While I love this genre of entertainment, unfortunately I don't have the fame or 'popular credibility' to attract the interest of the big and essential producers... the ones who have the budget to really help... and believe me, every inch of this thing runs on money... big money!"
Find out more about Arena on the refurbished and updated website! You can learn all about the band's biography and discography, find the most recent reviews and interviews, check the stunning photo gallery and watch the video announcement of "The Unquiet Sky".
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