Clive Nolan

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Clive Nolan
Clive Nolan at BalticProgFest (2008-07-25)1.jpg
Clive Nolan at BalticProgFest 2008
Background information
Born (1961-06-30) 30 June 1961 (age 53)
United Kingdom
Genres Progressive rock
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Labels Verglas
Associated acts Arena
Pendragon
Shadowland
Caamora
Strangers on a Train
Neo
Casino

Clive Nolan (born 30 June 1961)[1] is a British musician, composer and producer who has played a prominent role in the recent development of progressive rock. He has been the regular keyboard player in Pendragon (1986–present), Shadowland (1992–present), Strangers on a Train (1993–1994) and Arena (1995–present), as well as writing lyrics for Arena and producing or co-producing several other bands' albums.

At the age of sixteen, Nolan became the youngest musician in England (at the time) to gain an 'A. L. C. M' composition diploma from the London College of Music.[2]

In 1982, Clive won the cup and two medals at the composers competition in the Cheltenham Music Festival.[3]

Clive is a degreed musician, holding both a B Mus and M Mus. Nolan played violin, cello and viola, although his main study while at university was composition, orchestration, musical arrangement and conducting.[4]

In 2008 Nolan's rock opera 'She' was filmed for DVD in Katowice, Poland.[5] In 2010 the show was again performed in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Since then, Nolan has started the Caamora Theatre Company,[6]

Musicals[edit]

Besides his Progressive Rock ventures Nolan has written a rock-opera, 'She' based upon the novel by Sir H Rider Haggard. In 2008 it was filmed for DVD in Katowice, Poland.[7] In 2010 the show was again performed in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Since then Nolan has started the Caamora Theatre Company,[8] and turned 'She' into full musical, due to be performed for the first time in the UK in February.[9]

Nolan is currently working on his new musical 'Alchemy', which will be ready for production in 2013. The libretto is based on the composer's original story.[10]

Writing[edit]

He wrote the lyrics for the famous 43 minute metal song Crimson II by Edge of Sanity, which came out in 2003. [11]

In 2005, Nolan wrote a novel called ‘Mephisto Bridge’ which is as yet unpublished and is currently being shopped for a deal.[12]

Awards[edit]

Classic Rock Society Best Keyboard Player award won in the years: 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011.[13] Honorary Visitor to Santa Cruz, Bolivia award received in 2010 from Bolivian government for his theatre work in Santa Cruz.[14]

Discography[edit]

with Arena[edit]

with Pendragon[edit]

with Shadowland[edit]

with Caamora[edit]

  1. Clive Nolan & Agnieszka Swita - Closer - CD - 2006[citation needed]
  2. Caamora - Walk on Water (Mini-Album) - CD - 2007[citation needed]
  3. Caamora - Embrace (Single) - CD - 2008[citation needed]
  4. Caamora - Journey's End... An Acoustic Anthology - 2CD - 2008[citation needed]
  5. Caamora - She - 2CD / 2CD Digipak / 3LP - 2008[citation needed]
  6. Caamora - She (Live) - DVD / DVD+2CD / 2CD - 2008[citation needed]
  7. Caamora - She (The Definitive Edition) - 2CD+2DVD+2CD - 2008[citation needed]

with Strangers on a Train[edit]

  1. The Key - Part 1 - The Prophecy - Verglas 1990
  2. The Key - Part 2 - The Labyrinth - Verglas 1993

with Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman[edit]

  1. Jabberwocky - Verglas 1999
  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Verglas 2002

with Casino[edit]

  1. Casino - Verglas 1992

with Neo[edit]

  1. Broadcast (DVD) - Metal Mind 2007

with Clive Nolan[edit]

  1. Skeletons in the Cupboard -Archive - Vol 1 - Verglas 2003

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