What the critics say...

“The Enid have reaffirmed their place among the pantheon of Prog Gods.” - Rachel Mann, Prog Magazine

"Late blooming beauty." - Mark Beech, Bloomberg

"The Enid have indelibly underlined their position as the symphonic masters." - Malcolm Dome, Classic Rock

"The quintessentially English prog group." - Tim Jones, Record Collector Magazine

“Pink Floyd meets the Berlin Philharmonic” - Time Out

"The most majestic rock band of all time" - Band On The Wall

  

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Invicta

The highly acclaimed 2012 album available in our shop.

The Art Of Melody

Art Of Melody

For piano and orchestra - Robert John Godfrey's first solo album since 1974

The Enid Autumn Tour 2012

2015 Dates

Click to check out our tour guide.

 

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October News

Written by Joe Payne. Posted in Enid News

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Best of Luck to Nic Willes

Our Plans for 2015

Nic Willes has been a much loved performer with The Enid since the band played their comeback show at Town Hall, Birmingham in 2010.

Since April he has been a busy bee, touring the world with popular Indie band 'Editors'. In the meantime our latest edition Dom Tofield has stepped into Nic's role, doing an excellent job on bass and percussion in his absence and receiving great feedback from audiences.

Following his return from a Summer packed with festivals and travelling, Nic has been thoughtfully to the point with us about his arrangements for the future. He would like to continue his role with us, but unfortunately can not share the commitment we need from him at this time.

Though we will be sad to see Nic go, we are using this as an opportunity to expand both Dave and Dom's percussive roles within the band. They will be spreading themselves further than ever before, and you will be getting a taste of this at the First Light shows. Dom has also written and performed most of the drum parts on First Light, and looks forward to sharing the kit with Dave on Saturday for a split set drumming debut.

We will always leave a window of oportunity open to Nic, and continue to keep him close as he spends much of his free time socialising with us at Enid HQ.

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Door Tickets Available

Saturday's show in London and next week's show in Belgium are set to be something a bit different to our other 2014 shows - we'll be performing something new! 

This will be the first opportunity to hear both new and revisited tracks, and collect your fresh copy of First Light from Enidi Secretary Jane Armstrong at the merch desk. There are only a couple of hundred of these limited edition CDs left available from our shop, and we don't expect them to last much longer.

We are sorry to have kept you waiting a few days longer than expected for the CD release. Originally planned for Monday 6th October we now expect delivery of the finished product on Friday 10th October. We'll be posting them out next week, or you can collect yours from the merch desk and Jane will tick you off the postage list.

You can find ticket and venue links to all of our up coming shows via The Enid website. Please CLICK HERE to visit our tour page.

Warmest regards from all of us here at Enid HQ,

Dave, Dom, Jason, Joe, Max and Robert

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Robert Godfrey wins "Visionary" award

Written by Joe Payne. Posted in Enid News

Prog Awards 2014

We hope you will join us in congratulating Robert in receiving a thoroughly deserved and long overdue award for his "Visionary" achievements at the Progressive Music Awards 2014.

Held in the Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames, The award was presented by Newsnight's Gavin Esler, and the Editor of Prog Magazine himself, Jerry Ewing.

CLICK HERE to watch Robert's full speech on YouTube. Apologies for the amateur filming, but we thought you might like to share the moment with us.

"It's an absolute joy to see this man back on stage and creating absolutely wonderful far reaching music that is truly ground breaking." Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine Editor

"The real burning fire of inventiveness - of wanting to succeed - is going to be with the young. So let's do our best to involve the younger generation and hand to them the very substantial musical skills that we in this room have acquired over the course of our lives, by the hard work and graft and determination that we've given to our music." Robert John Godfrey.

Photo: Martin Reijman

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The Bridge Tour 

At the end of September, the band will be announcing 7 official Enid dates, taking place across the UK. These are all seated venues as we'll be promoting our classical release The Bridge, coming January 2015.

Concerts will take place January through to March, as well as a few festivals including HRH Prog 3 and Giants of Rock.

We really hope that you can make it to a show. We'll be showing up in Glasgow, Leeds, Gloucester, Southampton, Devon, Hertfordshire and Kent and we are promising something unmissable!

First Light Shows

First Light Shows

First Light - an album of previews is now on sale.

The band believe this new material vastly exceeds the standards set by Invicta. You can hear it first by attending concerts at: