Clive Nolan features in Animated Film!
In October 2017 Clive recorded a voice-over for the Polish animated production written and directed by a prolific and highly acclaimed filmmaker, Joanna Polak. A short film entitled “Woolworld” tells a story of Mr. Wooly and his friends, who live in a world made of wool. The protagonist is not happy with his life and hopes for a change that will make his existence more interesting. Unfortunately for him, his wish comes true…
Clive recorded an English version of the voice-over, including the narration and the monologues of the main character. The official premiere of the film will take place at The Centre for the Meeting of Cultures (Centrum Spotkania Kultur) in Lublin, Poland on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Subsequently, the film will be screened at the major film festivals around the world.
Clive: “A while ago I recorded a voice over for a rather unusual short film. In this animated production, everything is made of wool, and I took on the persona of ‘Mr Woolly’, something I never expected to add to my CV. Actually, it was a lot of fun… if you get a chance, please check it out. Good luck to Joanna and the whole team at the premiere!”
"Woolworld" trailer will be available right after the premiere.
Christmas with Caamora Norway. Thank you!
On December 1st and 2nd, 2017 Clive and Caamora Norway performed 3 Christmas concerts in Sætre and Mysen, Norway. The shows featured Clive on grand piano and vocals, the live band: Morten L. Clason (flute), Arnfinn Isaksen (bass), Stig Andre Clason (guitar), the soloists: Elisabeth Syrdahl Ellingsen, Harriet Müller-Tyl, Christine Ekeberg, Hans Andreas Brandal, Victoria Byremo, and the Caamora Norway Chorus. The artists performed a selection of songs by Clive including “The Gift”, the Norwegian folk Christmas classic “Musevisa” (in Norwegian!), as well as the world premiere of Clive’s new Christmas song “Embers”.
Clive: “I had a fantastic time in Norway with the Vikings and some Polish and French friends! Three very enjoyable Christmas concerts, and the start of a new tradition I think! Thanks to all of you for such a great attitude and enthusiasm... I'll be back!”
"KING'S RANSOM" 2018 THEATRE SHOW "FOR IAN"
Clive: "This is a hard announcement to make, so I will try and be direct. The director of my recent musical shows and my friend Ian Baldwin is extremely ill. This will, at best, be his toughest battle!
Some time ago before he ended up in hospital, when we were all blissfully unaware of the state of his health, Ian and I agreed that all the work that went into the debut stage performance of ‘King’s Ransom’ really deserved more than one performance.
I feel it’s time to make good on that, so I contacted all the cast and crew involved in the recent shows and asked if they would get involved. I received a unanimous ‘YES’… so we are going to do it!
‘King’s Ransom’ will be performed again, according to Ian’s vision of the show, at the Cheltenham Playhouse on Saturday September 8th. We will do this raise money for a plaque, which will become a permanent fixture in the Playhouse Theatre, and any more money raised will go to the Sue Ryder Hospice, which has been so important to Ian in recent weeks. Everyone is working for nothing so, beyond expenses, we hope to raise a decent amount of money.
September 2018 may seem rather a long way away under the circumstances, but it was the earliest date we could pull all the elements together. Whatever the circumstances this show will happen… for Ian.
Why am I telling you this… simple… I want to invite you all to come and see the show next year. If you’ve been before, then please consider coming again. If you didn’t make it this year, then come along and see it. We are doing this to celebrate our friend and our director Ian Baldwin. Please join us. We will perform ‘King’s Ransom’, and there will hopefully be a few surprise extras that evening."
Pendragon Tour 2017: Thank you all!
Clive: "Pendragon Tour... Five BIG Thank yous!
1. Thank you so much to the band for making this such an enjoyable tour, both on and off stage.... Nick Barret, Peter Gee, Jan- Vincent Velazco, Verity White and Zoe Devenish
2. Big thanks to the wonderful crew who made this all so easy... Rachel Wilce, Mark Westwood, Dammes Nienhuis, Zabine, Alexander White and Graeme Purdy Bell. Special mention to Alex for stepping in and doing such a sterling job on the keyboards!
3. Thank you, Dank u, Merci, Danke and ありがとう to all the wonderful people who turned up to these gigs in such big numbers and with such great reactions... you are the fuel that keeps this flame burning!
4. Super thanks to the lovely friends and fans who showered me with presents.. from wine to chocolate... jam to wine... wine to biscuits... Christmas decorations to wine... oh yes... and some wine! :) Sorted! :)
5. And well done Korg for providing me with the best keyboards I have ever used live... the two Korg Kronos keyboards! And to 360 Infinite for that fantastic rotating stand! I finally have the set up I want :)
Pendragon will return with more gigs and the new album 'Love over Fear'!"
More about Pendragon HERE
Arena: New album and tour in 2018!
Arena: "We're excited to announce the dates for our forthcoming tour in April and May 2018 to celebrate the release of our new album "Double Vision" and the 20th anniversary of "The Visitor". We'll be playing all of "The Visitor" live on this tour, along with songs from the new album. Ticket links are available on ARENA website spread the news!!"
Clive: "Imagine… it’s been 20 years since we made "The Visitor"... hard to believe! So, next year we are going to celebrate the event with our "20th anniversary of 'The Visitor' tour". It’s been a while since i listened to that album as a whole so this will be an exciting challenge. I look forward to re-creating "The Visitor" concept on stage… see you on tour!"
More about Arena HERE