ON TOUR WITH THE BAND & CREW
With our Road to Symphony Hall tour The Enid has taken a big step forward in the look and feel of the stage shows. We have striven to make the whole experience of being there with us more visually striking and engaging. The band have a huge new back-drop. Max and Jason have created and programmed a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system which syncs to the music. We have also selectively introduced smoke. Coupled with the lighting, this creates some truly striking images of the band in action, particularly of Max, Jason and Nick. Some of these have been captured in the photos below which have been taken by our fans in the audience. I hope you will enjoy them. Our play list has also been extended to include a rousing encore. Here is how some of the fans have reacted to what they have seen over the past few weeks....
"..... absolutely breathtaking from start to finish!....I saw them twice last year, but the shows now are literally light years ahead of last year....same great music,but now even more visually stunning than ever"
"it's really what was needed....an incredible show now with the new lighting....the pics are great, but you really had to be there....the real thing was incredible"
"my emotions were raised up a several notches when the light show started....what an perfect blend of sight and sound....unforgettable"
"if this is what the guys are doing at the local gigs, what's it going to be like at Symphony Hall?....I've already got my tickets....keep up the great work guys!!"
"Both the Seraphim Trompetiers & The Northampton Decibelles were excellent....roll-on Symphony Hall!!"
Watch Tour Video Diary Here
A behind the scenes glimpse of life on the road
SYMPHONY HALL - WE ARE PLANNING AN EXCLUSIVE AFTER-SHOW PARTY FOR THE ENIDI MEMBERS & THEIR GUESTS. MORE TO FOLLOW ON THIS SHORTLY.
THE ENID WITH THE CBSO @ SYMPHONY HALL - BIRMINGHAM - SAT OCT 15TH
A Night Of Power And Romance
90-PIECE ORCHESTRA - 200-STRONG CHOIR - SERAPHIM TROMPETIERS - NORTHAMPTON DECIBELLES - PIPE ORGAN PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
FASTEST SELLING SHOW:
Symphony Hall tickets are selling faster than any other Enid Show in history. To avoid disappointment book soon. Tickets @ £40 - £38 - £36
Enidi Members: To buy your Enidi VIP tickets allocated from the best five hundred seats in the house; log-on to the website and go to "Box Office" on the "MEMBERS" menu button.
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THE ROAD TO SYMPHONY HALL - TOUR DATES
Thu 24th Mar: The Met, Bury
Thu 31st Mar: The Globe, Cardiff
Wed 6th April: Colos Saal
Thu 7th April: Hott Jazz Club
Fri 8th April: Spirit Of 66
Fri 13th May: The Platform
Box Office: 01524 582803
Sat 14th May: Carnegie Theatre
Box Office: 01900 602122
Sat 11th Jun: The Stables
Sun 24th Jul: High Voltage
Extended production including The Dambusters March
Sun 7th Aug: Cambridge Rock Festival
Specially extended production featuring The Northampton Decibelles & Seraphim Trompetiers
Fri 19th Aug: Crescendo Festival
Thu 15th Sep: Farnham Maltings
Box Office: 01252 745444
Sat 15th Oct: Symphony Hall - Birmingham
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Joining The Enidi On The Spot @ Gigs
Many new members are joining The Enidi "on the spot" at Gigs.
Pick up the current free recording 2009-10 promised to all current Enidi Members, "The Enid - Live at King Georges Hall -Blackburn" recorded on St George's day 2010. This recording was mastered and compiled by Jason. It contains a unique arrangement of "O Valiant Hearts", specially composed and by played Robert John Godfrey in remembrance of the fallen in war, with particular regard for those of the 1.5 million volunteers from the commonwealth,"mostly with brown faces", who bravely came to the aid of the former British Empire and whose descendants have since made their home in the UK.Reserve your VIP tickets for Symphony Hall.
All The Pipes - Blackburn Cathedral
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The right to attend the Annual Convention to be held in Northampton at Enidi HQ in September.
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Free Downloads from The Enid Archive
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Generous Discounts for introducing friends and other potential new fans to The Enid by being able to bring them to shows on special terms.
Free Admission for under 18s into most gigs for free when accompanied by a member.
The non tangible benefits are of an altogether different order.
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TRUE MUSIC LOVERS
"It take hundreds of hours of creative work costing many thousands of pounds to produce an album like Journey's End.
The days of big record companies spending money on expensive works of art are long gone. Nor is there an Arts Council willing to support this sort of thing on the grounds that there are apparently sufficient commercial avenues available. Yet we now we live in a world where most people don't want to pay for music when they can download from the Internet for free.
This state of affairs has led to vast choice from a vast mountain of largely shallow drivel produced on the cheap. The only place funding can possibly come from is the fans.
They will need to be true music lovers and be ready to step collectively into the shoes of good old fashioned patronage to support the future of band's like The Enid. Elsewise the likes of us and all those other potential bands of the future with big ideas and intelligent imaginative music in their hearts will die out.
Join The Enidi - help to create something that will last - make a little history"
Robert John Godfrey 2011
MORE THAN JUST A FAN CLUB
The Enidi is the official fan club for of The Enid funded by a modest annual subscription. It has an ever growing membership who share a common love for The Enid, past and present and the unique musical style the band have pioneered over more than three decades.
The aims are to help promote and support The Enid in their efforts to be able to put on the best possible shows in the finest venues in front of an ever growing audience.
THE TRYST - WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
The Largest Pipes of a great Pipe Organ provide The Rock - the Solid Foundation upon which the music is built; and are fewer in number.
The Smaller Pipes are much more numerous and provide the Thrilling Textures and Rich Harmonics without which the music would be very dull.
The Enidi and the band together are like such a great creative instrument. As the successor to The Stand, The Enidi is now more important than ever.
In an age where word of mouth and social networks dominate, it is the band's fans who will dictate what becomes of The Enid.
Lots more love coming your way,
VACANCIES - JOBS & ROLES
LAMPIE: The band need a young(ish) footloose and fancy free lampie and/or video projection person with at least some practical knowledge prepared to move to Enid HQ and work with the band in order to develop the visual side of the shows.