“Salvation Has A Name” Video!
In September 2018, Clive Nolan together with the director Neil Monaghan, and “King’s Ransom” cast members: Chris Lewis (Edwin Deeks) and Gemma Ashley (Eva Bonaduce), travelled to Norway to film one of the musical’s anthems, “Salvation Has A Name”. The group was joined by an extensive number of the Caamora Norway artists, as well as the Norwegian film crew: Dag W. Grundseth and Olav Urdahl. The filming took place over two days at the Høytorp fort in Mysen and marked the beginning of “The Professor King’s Chronicles” location test filming.
Neil Monaghan: “This is the fourth test film we have shot ahead of going into full production. This number, taken from “King's Ransom”, allowed us to test the viability of shooting in Norway as well as experimenting with some 3D computer generated shots. Our Norwegian partners were fantastic as ever and made the whole shoot an absolute pleasure. Thanks also to Chris Lewis who excels as Edwin Deeks.”
“The Lost Journals” Theatre Show in 2019!
Clive Nolan and The Caamora Theatre Company presents ‘The Lost Journals’ - a brand new presentation, featuring the music of ‘She’, 'Alchemy’ and ‘King’s Ransom’ along with exclusive new material. The theatre show will take place at the Cheltenham Playhouse on August 31st, 2019. Tickets are available online HERE and can also be purchased directly from the theatre.
Clive: “Next year, the Caamora UK group will be performing a special show called ‘The Lost Journals’. This performance will feature some of the best songs and moments from my musicals ‘She’, ‘Alchemy’ and ‘King’s Ransom’ as well as some new material… all presented in a brand new context! This will be an exciting and fun production, and will feature many of our singers, past and present. Don’t miss it!”
Happy Christmas from Caamora Norway!
On December 1st and 2nd, 2018 Clive and the artists of Caamora Norway (soloists, the band and the chorus) performed two Christmas shows in the Norwegian venues. The shows featured the songs from Clive’s repertoire, including his three Christmas songs: “The Gift”, “Embers” and “The Night Before Christmas”, as well as the Norwegian Christmas classic “Musevisa”. Both events met with enthusiastic reactions from the audiences. Additionally, during the show in Sætre, the head of Caamora Norway, Morten L. Clason, was presented with the award and title of the Man of Culture of the Year 2018 by the authorities of the Hurum region.
Clive: “I have just returned from another wonderful Norway visit. There wasn’t snow this time, but the spirit of the people around was excellent, and we performed two most enjoyable Christmas gigs. As always it was a pleasure working with the Vikings, and I think we raised our level from last year. The hospitality was brilliant, and I can’t wait to get back! Congratulations to Morten for his award, and thanks to all who took part!”
More about Caamora Norway HERE
Caamora Norway Christmas Shows!
Clive and Caamora Norway will play two Christmas concerts in Norway (Mysen and Sætre) on December 1st and 2nd. The shows will feature Clive on piano and vocal as well as Norwegian soloists: Harriet Müller-Tyl, Christine Ekeberg, Dag Bergersen and Hans Andreas Brandal, the Caamora Norway Chorus and the Windmill instrumentalists: Arnfinn Isaksen (bass), Stig André Clason (guitar), Morten Clason (flute) and Geir Johansen (drums). The artists will perform songs from Clive’s repertoire, including his Christmas songs and other surprises.
Clive: “Caamora Norway Christmas shows have now become our annual tradition. I really look forward to performing together with the Vikings again! We have prepared some nice musical Christmas treats – do not miss it!”
More about Caamora Norway HERE
Tickets available HERE
Pendragon 40th Anniversary Shows
Pendragon: “To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pendragon there will be 3 very special shows – November 9th 229 – London – UK, November 10th The Boerderij – Zoetermeer – NL, November 11th Z7 – Pratteln – CH. Each of these special extended “not to be missed” shows will showcase the 40 years of music by the band from the earliest years [some stuff you have probably never ever heard live!] right up to the current releases and we will have some special guests on stage alongside the regular line up…not only that but we’re going to record it all for a massive commemorative 40th anniversary release. We’re really looking forward to celebrating with you all and of course look forward to the next 40 years!”
Clive: “There are three very important pendragon gigs coming up in November to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. That’s a long time for any band to be going! This is a very full set list which traces the history of Pendragon from start to present - London and Zoetermeer are sold out but there are still tickets available for the Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Don’t miss it!”
Filming Session in Norway!
Clive: “Filming is now wrapped on the "Salvation has a Name" promo video... as directed by Neil Monaghan with the incredible crew, Dag W. Grundseth, Olav Urdahl and Ben Pickering. A massive thanks to all, you wonderful people, from Caamora Norway - you all looked after us brilliantly and worked so hard! Fantastic job guys!
Well done Chris Lewis for your tireless efforts fronting this video. Thanks to Gemma Ashley for her patience and boundless good humour and to Magdalena Grabias for her organising and her portrayal of the mad spinning woman! And to Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen for helping us with the 'dance routine'! Thank you too Ingar Diskerud and Siren Iversen Diskerud for the use of the barn and access to all those wonderful props! I would list each and every one of you if I could, but for now I will simply thank Morten L Clason without whom this just wouldn't be happening!”
The new video clip for “Salvation Has A Name" from Clive Nolan's musical "King's Ransom", directed by Neil Monaghan of Suspicious Character Films and filmed in Norway in cooperation with Caamora Norway will be coming soon! Please visit the Professor King Chronicles website to keep up to date with developments, and remember... we need your support in bringing "Alchemy" and "King's Ransom” to the cinema!
Arena tour 2019!
Arena have just announced more tour dates for 2019. In March and April the band will visit Canada and many European venues with a completely new programme. Tickets (including special VIP passes) are available online now!
Clive: “Arena will be back out on tour next year! In March we will be playing the CRS awards night where we will do our last performance of ‘The Visitor’ in its entirety - then in April we will tour around Europe with a new set including songs from our new album ‘Double Vision’. The much-requested epic from this album - ‘The Legend of Elijah Shade’, will be part of that set list - see you on tour!”
"King's Ransom" Cheltenham 2018: Thank you!
On September 8th the Cheltenham Playhouse saw the return of Clive and his troupe, The Caamora Theatre Company. The 2018 rendition of Clive’s third musical, “King’s Ransom”, was performed to commemorate the life and work of Clive’s long-time friend and the show’s original director, Ian Baldwin.
Clive: "This year’s performance of “King's Ransom” saw everyone up their game yet again. Following the excellent directorial structure provided by the omnipresent Ian Baldwin, with a few terrific tweaks thanks to Ross Andrews’ supervisory role, we had our best show yet. I hope Ian would be very proud!
I’m not going to start writing lists of ‘thank yous’ or ‘special mentions’. It’s simple… The cast, the crew and the audience were, without exception, brilliant… thank you so much for making this very emotional tribute to Ian such a memorable one."
More about "King's Ransom" HERE
It’s Movie Time!
Clive: “It’s movie time guys! As you may know, I have signed both ‘Alchemy' and ‘King’s Ransom’ to a film company with a view to bringing these musicals to the silver screen. As always for such a project, we need your support. Remember, we are not attempting to ‘fundraise' here, we are looking for investors. If you put money in, we have every hope and intention that you will get it back, with due rewards.
We have just returned from Norway where we were scouting for possible locations for both of the movies. It’s important that we keep moving forward with the project while we work on raising the budget. I’m glad to say we have found a whole load of great locations, which will hopefully feature in these films!
Now is the time to raise awareness of the project, and with that in mind I’d like to invite you to our new ‘Professor King Chronicles’ Facebook page where we will be keeping you informed about the development and production of these movies. We need your support for this, so please ‘like’ and follow us… be part of the magic!”