r Clive Romney will perform at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E. 200 South, Springville, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at 6 p.m. All are invited and there is no charge for admission.
Clive Romney wears many hats – as an organizer, he is executive director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts and serves on the board of directors for the Utah Arts Council and the Digital Media Advisory Board for Utah Valley University.
As a recording producer, he has produced more than 130 albums and thousands of other recordings, jingles, demos, theme songs and A/V soundtracks engineered in his Pitchfork Studio. He is currently producing 30 Legacy Series Art Books/CDs for Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts.
As a composer and songwriter, he has more than 500 published works. He wrote the lyrics for the “Swan Princess” animated films II and III and for the forthcoming “Princess Christmas” film, the music and lyrics for “Over the Edge of the Grand Canyon” (commissioned by the National Parks Service), music for the new Nauvoo Visitors Center show “High Hopes and Riverboats” and more. Romney also scored and wrote the theme song for the documentary film “The Jonathan Heaton Story” and narrated another documentary.
As a teacher, he has taught songwriting and music business classes at Brigham Young University as well as guitar, songwriting and arranging for Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah Extension Division.
As a performer, he has more than 4,700 performances to his credit, both solo and with the groups Enoch Train, Caboose, Willingly, Grouse Creek Lily and other ensembles. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, accordion, percussion, dam tranh, bodhran and various other ethnic instruments and “just enough piano to get into trouble.”
As a storyteller, he is a passionate purveyor of pioneer portrayals in story and song with a storytelling DVD titled “Stories from the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area.” He recently was a featured teller at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival and the Panguitch Lake Fall Festival.
As a recording artist, he has two albums on Heritage Arts Recordings: “What I See” and “Set in Stone,” the latter with his band Willingly.
But Clive the man cherishes the precious time he spends with his wife, Bonnie, his five children and his 24 grandchildren.
Of special note: he is trilingual, an Eagle Scout and a National Merit Scholar. He has won five Pearl Awards.