rejuvenating "in the region"
With Robert John Godfrey retiring from The Enid's live shows earlier this year, the band are now busy transforming themselves into a fresh unit of musicians. With Zachary Bullock, Max Read and Joe Payne all now sharing keyboard roles, the songs from the debut album "In the Region of the Summer Stars" have been carefully studied and re-arranged by the new band to ensure that all the parts are accounted for. The end result of this hard work will be a performance which is both sensitive to the original record and equally powerful.
The new line up for our upcoming shows is (L-R): Jason Ducker, Josh Judd, Zachary Bullock, Joe Payne, Dave Storey and Max Read.
Introducing Josh Judd
PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW TALENT ON BASS AND ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION
When we uploaded our music video for "Someone Shall Rise" back in March, some of you may have noticed a new face. Standing there behind the timpani, a tall fellow with thick floppy hair was playing the bass. His handsome face masked behind wide framed glassed and clever lighting. This mysterious man is no longer a mystery as we unveil him to you now.
Some of you may have already had the pleasure of meeting Josh Judd. For the length of the Dust Tour he was there with us selling merchandise at every show. Charming, hardworking and musically gifted, Josh has proven himself to be an ideal collaborator and friend.
Once again, we see our good friend Nic Willes fly the nest. He's got a bunch of other projects in the pipeline, and as much as he'd love to commit to us and everything else, he is sadly spread a little too thin for our future plans. So, leaving us on the best of terms, we say a fond goodbye to Nic. Undoubtedly we'll be seeing him make appearances to hang out with us at future shows, and we'll be seeing a lot of him at our Northampton studio.
"IN THE REGION" CLUB SHOWS
In just two weeks will begin performing The Enid's debut album In the Region of the Summer Stars, celebrating its 40th birthday. Our venue choices are all places we've played before, and feel like home to us, providing a perfect setting and atmosphere for these rare and exclusive events.
Tickets are now officially available for all dates, spread across England. Please join us in:
LEICESTER - THE MUSICIAN - FRI 3rd JUNE
BILSTON - THE ROBIN 2 - THURS 23rd JUNE
MANCHESTER - BAND ON THE WALL - THURS 7th JULY
SOUTHAMPTON - THE TALKING HEADS - FRI 8th JULY
GLOUCESTER - THE GUILDHALL - SAT 16th JULY
***Please note, most of the tickets for our opening night in Leicester have already been snatched up. Book now before it sells out!
You can also find out more details about our tour plans via our website, including the Enidi Summer Fete, and next year's HRH Prog.