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A highly successful concert launching U  took place on Friday 25th Oct 2019 at The Met Theatre in Bury, Gtr Manchester. The concert was sponsored by the band's fan club, The Enidi.

The concert was sold out in advance and the band has the confidence to go forward. A wider tour of the UK is planned for the early summer of next year, and RJG will complete his solo project.

“So much of the best music I had originally composed for my solo project, Homily has ended up in U with the consequence that Homily & U became inextricably merged creatively.

The way I compose is "evolutionary", in the sense that I begin with a vision of what I want to say without knowing how or when the music will come to me, or how it will develop over time. I take a walk in the woods and wait to see where that journey leads.

When you add to that, the music and personality of Jason Ducker, I can say that together we have been on a truly unpredictable path. For those that are interested in the psychological, the specially commissioned artwork is the key to what U is all about.

A special thanks to all our fans who have stuck with us during a turbulent and uncertain period in our recent past.

God willing, there is much more to come”. - Robert John Godfrey

 Track Names

1 In The Region of The Winter Star

2 Duplicity

3 Homily

4 Humours

5 A Peak In Darien

6 You (i) & (ii)

 

People & Places

Guitars & Bass: Jason Ducker

Keyboards: Robert John Godfrey

Drums & Percussion: Dave Storey

Music composed by Jason Ducker & Robert John Godfrey.

Engineered & Produced by Jason Ducker.

Mastered at The Lodge by Max Read

Photography by Paul Michael Hughes.

Cover painting by Alex Willmore.

Graphic Design is by Nathan McGregor.

Recorded and composed at The Lodge Studio, Northampton England and in Netzschkau, Germany.

Special thanks to:

Nick Willes for his unique musical gifts;

Antony Meadley for his generosity and for giving Jason and Robert the use of his house in Netzschkau;

Richard Booley, Uwe Beykuefner, and John Griffiths for all their help in past years;

Max Read, Duncan McLaughlan, Michael Lawrence and all the residents at The Lodge for their help.

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The Enidi presents

THE ENID In concert at THE MET – BURY

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH

Doors 7:30pm Performance at 8pm – (Seated with interval)

£26 ADV /£28 Door / £13 Students and concs. (inc. fees)

www.themet.org.uk - Ticket Office: 0161 761 2216

The band have chosen to premiere their new album at The Met in Bury (Greater Manchester) with a special concert to launching a new chapter in their long career.

Says Robert John Godfrey: “I did not expect to still be alive but here I am!”

Band Line up for the Met


Jason Ducker – Gtr & Vocals: Jason Ducker became the band’s permanent guitarist in 2007 and has appeared on every album and in every live performance since.

Robert John Godfrey – Keys & Vocals:  Robert John Godfrey founded The Enid in 1973 whilst signed to Charisma Records. His previous work with progressive music giants, Barclay James Harvest coupled with formal training as a concert pianist at the Royal College of Music set the scene for this charismatic maverick composer’s adult life.

Tristan Mitchard – Keys, Pedals & Vocals: Tristan Mitchard originally trained as an organist and has a music degree from Oxford University. His twin passions are The Enid alongside his existing career as a pop singer-songwriter. He has been friends with the band for some years and it is intended that he will become a permanent member.

Dave Storey - Drums & Percussion: Dave Storey originally joined The Enid in 1974 as a non-permanent member. He has appeared on various recordings and toured extensively with the band since that time.

Nic Willes – Percussion, Bass and Vocals: Nic Willes has featured in many live appearances with The Enid since 2009.

 

 

 

The Enidi now has its own website at www.theenidi.org. Your username, password and personal information from the Enid site have been copied over to the new system, so you can still log on in the same way. We're still working on the content, but expect to have lots more to see as time goes on. We've been listening to your feedback and will be featuring the live streams from our new Wednesday live Facebook sessions amongst other things.

 

Paypal Subscription Cancellations

All Paypal subscriptions are linked to the website upon which they were created and this cannot be changed for security reasons. Because of this, we have cancelled all the existing automatic subscription payments. This does not mean that your membership has expired! Your membership will be active until the anniversary of your last payment, at which time you will receive an email inviting you to rejoin. We're sorry for the hassle, but we wanted to ensure that we kept everything secure and on the level.

 

How to Re-Join

We've tried to make this as simple as possible. Once you log in to www.theenidi.org,  "My Enidi Account" will appear at the top right of the screen. Click this and you will see the option to renew your membership. While you're there, please take the time to check that we have your name and address details registered correctly so that we can send the annual gift when it's ready.

I hope this all makes sense. If not, you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01604 473722 and I'll help you out.

On August 6th, 2017, fans flocked from around the world to celebrate the 70th birthday of The Enid’s legendary founder, Robert John Godfrey, held in Union Chapel, one of London’s most famous and hallowed live venues. The stained glass windows of the Chapel provided the perfect backdrop to the music of “one of the greatest composers this country has ever produced,” (Tommy Vance, on Radio 1’s Friday Rock Show)

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The setlist was chosen by Robert John Godfrey, and featured many of his favourite songs and instrumental compositions from The Enid’s catalogue, spanning five decades; some of which had not been performed live in over thirty years.

RJG also treated his audience, or “fellow travellers”, as he addressed from the stage to a solo performance of his much-anticipated forthcoming album, HOMILY, from which he performed an excerpt during this show which is included exclusively on this album.

Backed by the next generation of Enid musicians, this is the sound of a reinvigorated Robert John Godfrey. The trio of lead guitarist Jason Ducker, keyboardist Zachary Bullock and drummer Dominic Tofield play with great subtlety and dexterity throughout.

If you are a member of The Enidi then you don't have to buy this record, for you it's completely free!!! and you will be able to pick up your free copy at the Convention - 17th March at The Black Prince, Northampton. If you can't make it we will send your copy after the convention. You can see here exactly what we have planned for you throughout the day, it's going to be a blast! Expect a raw side to the band, just like the very start of The Enid's life.

Just click here to order your copy today!

 

With the show at the Citadel fast approaching, we are making a final call to try and persuade you that you don't want to miss this one-off performance. The reality of the situation is that when the gig was originally booked we had a full outfit with Dom, however, since his departure we were left with a situation of either cancelling the show or pulling something special together.

As you know we have decided to go ahead with the show, and thus have put a lot of time into creating a very special unique set for you, featuring many tracks from the back catalogue that haven't been heard live for years. 

This will be your last chance to see the band perform this year and the only chance to see some of these tracks performed live with RJG. We are however in a rather sticky situation financially and if we don't get a good turnout this Saturday we will really be up against it.

Jason and I are planning to write and record a new album when we get back from the gig, much of which we have already made a start on, however, we will be forced to spend more time pursuing other sources of income rather than spending the time needed to produce a new album.

We know it has been a long time coming for you and ourselves to hear something completely new and fresh, and we really hope we can deliver, but a lot of it is riding on this gig being a success. Therefore we are making one last plea to you to come along to the show, or if you already have a ticket or can't make it, to tell your friends and family.

We promise you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for all your support over the years, we're looking forward to what the future holds.

Tickets available from here

All the best,

Zach

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