CLIVE NOLAN shows a wide musical range solo and with Oliver Wakeman

08. June 2021

CLIVE NOLAN weist solo und mit Oliver Wakeman eine große musikalische Bandbreite auf

Clive Nolan is not only the keyboard player for Arena and Pendragon. He also writes musicals and works on very different projects. With his solo album "Song Of The Wildlands" and "Dark Fables", another collaboration with Oliver Wakeman, the Viking fan now has two new releases on the go. eclipsed met him for a Skype interview.

eclipsed: Where does your affinity for musicals actually come from?

Clive Nolan: My parents owned a lot of LPs, which I always put on. There were a lot of musicals on them, so I guess it's in my blood. Later my parents also took me to the theatre. I liked to be drawn into the worlds that were sung about there

eclipsed: Your new album is called "Song Of The Wildlands" ..

Nolan:... and it is not a musical. It's a concept album! I would call it a secular oratorio

eclipsed: But it certainly contains "musical clichés", doesn't it?

Track premiere: ARENA "Poisoned"

26. October 2018

The legendary UK rockers are ARENAfighting cancer with the single "Poisoned" and announce tour dates for 2019...

09.04. Z7, Pratteln (CH) 10
.04. Backstage, Munich 11
.04. Das Rind, Rüsselsheim 12
.04. Carl Mine, Essen 14
.04. Neuberinhaus, Reichenbach

eclipsed No. 169 / 4-2015

09. December 2015

STEVE HACKETT - Die Stunde des Wolfs

Lange Steve Hackett has held up the flag of progressive rock of the seventies with his releases, to finally celebrate this high phase in his own cause once again with "Genesis Revisited" and at the same time reap the deserved harvest of his steadfastness. For this and above all to the new album, the concept album "Wolflight", the smart Brit is our question and answer.

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Music From Time And Space Vol. 56

23. April 2015

ARENA - The Demon Strikes (4:12)
Album: The Unquiet Sky (2015)
Label/Distribution: Verglas/Soulfood

With "The Unquiet Sky" ARENA have found their way back to the form of their early years. Her eighth studio work extends her proven virtues with classical and film music elements. In top form the leading trio around singer Paul Manzi, keyboarder Clive Nolan and guitarist John Mitchell presents themselves.

ARENA - Bombastic anniversary

26. March 2015

ARENA - Bombastic anniversary

When they founded in 1995, Progressive Rock was slowly on the rise again and was no longer dismissed as obscene. In the meantime, the English formation Arena looks back on a twenty-year history. The bombastrockers celebrate this with a new album. The second with singer Paul Manzi. Looking back on their own career, the Arena bosses Clive Nolan and Mick Pointer also ponder the unsteady line-up of their band.

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