We are happy to announce that the progressive rock guru, Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon, Shadowland, Caamora) will be responsible for developing the concept for “The Rise of Medici” as well as writing the lyrics for the project. In collaboration with Eric, Clive will also compose the music and orchestrate the forthcoming album. Most recently, Clive was also asked to perform one of the four solo parts. It is for the first time in his career that Clive will impersonate a baddie. We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Nolan to the team!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the name of Eric Bouillette’s new project. After a great deal of thought and discussion, the key members have agreed to release their first album under the name ‘Imaginærium’.
We are equally pleased to reveal that the Italian power rock singer Laura Piazzai will take a leading vocal role on “The Rise of Medici” album.
Alongside her career in the field of soul and R&B, Laura was always drawn to stronger and heavier sounds of rock. In 2016 she met Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon, Shadowland, Caamora) and this led to their collaboration on Laura’s solo album “From the Outside In” (2019), written and recorded by Clive, followed by a series of live shows in Italy as well as Laura’s guest performances in Clive’s festivals in the UK. It was during one of the events in Cheltenham that Laura and Eric met. They soon began talking about the possibilities of working together in the near future.
Eric Bouillette, a French composer, guitarist, violinist and a member of numerous rock and progressive rock bands, including Nine Skies, The Room, Solace Supplice, Wilder’s Folly and others, has set up a new international project involving some well-known musicians from the UK and Italy. With the thought of the forthcoming album “The Rise of Medici”, Eric has signed a deal with a French record label, Anesthetize Productions. More details about the project, the musicians and the album will be revealed soon!