THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY
In 1980, The Enid was facing a second existential crisis inside three years. The band had lost its star performer in Francis Lickerish. The band’s home was under threat and bankruptcy was coming down the line. Faced with all this, Steve Stewart and Robert John Godfrey decided to go it alone. They cancelled their recording contract with EMI and moved to a remote farmhouse in Suffolk. There, they licked their wounds and plotted the return of The Enid.
By 1983, the unlikely pair were ready. They burnt their boats and embarked upon a new chapter. With the new album, Something Wicked This Way Comes in their pocket and a 100 date tour in front of them, they were determined to recover their fortunes, and they did.
Neither of them had a clue where this journey would take them. The decision was an act of faith in themselves and their fans.
That decision taken over 30 years ago has led to where things stand today. The life of The Enid has come full circle and history is repeating itself. Along comes another forest fire, and in its wake new shoots establish themselves in the undergrowth.
THE NEW TENANTS OF AN OLD HOUSE WITH A RICH PAST AND MANY GHOSTS
Once upon a time, The Enid was defined the founding members. It has evolved into a unique institution with a legendary past, populated with the next generation. Like the proms, once the private property of Sir Henry Wood, The Enid will endure so long as there are those who want it to.
The band is now just the three. Jason Ducker (Guitars & Keyboards), Dominic Tofield (Drums, Percussion & Keyboards), Zachary Bullock (Keyboards & Vocal FX). Whenever the band has gone through a metamorphosis, there were always surprises. Be prepared.
In the coming weeks they will be fleshing out their master plan outlined below. They know they are going to need a lot of support and encouragement from all of you, their tribe of friends and fellow lone-stars, who have always been such a big part of the band’s life in music.
MUSIC AND THE VISUAL ARTS
The visual arts are to play a crucial complimentary part of the band’s creative energy where the music and the imagery are composed for each other. Keep your eyes open.
THE RELAUNCH SHOW
Thursday 29TH June 2017
The Bush Hall
London W12 7LJ
“Resurgency” - A new vision of the best music from the Journey’s End trilogy to be released in the early 2017.
“Tempest” – Putting the ‘ressive’ back in prog. A new concept album of as yet unimagined music for release next June to coincide with Bush Hall show.
THE ROAD TO BUSH HALL
During the coming months The Enid website and social media platforms will be rebranded to reflect the world in which the younger generation finds itself, aiming to encourage enlightened debate through their music and art in the face of the gathering chaos in politics, sex, religion, philosophy and psychology.
As the planet confronts the biggest upheaval since the last ice age, the band will strive to find a path to happiness and meaning both for themselves and their fans. Through their art and dedication, they are committed to the RJG ideal; developing a long lasting and sincere relationship with their fans.