Whatever the marbled history, The Enid are very much of the here and now, preparing to release a new album and tour in October 2019. The band return to The Met for a one-off special concert to launch a new chapter in a long career.
Defining the music of The Enid is never easy. The Guardian described the band as “Pink Floyd meets The Orb meets the Berlin Philharmonic”. Alan Freeman of the BBC said, “The Enid is the only band on the planet to have successfully fused rock-based music with the power, dynamics, and scale of symphonic classical music”.
Says Robert John Godfrey: “I did not expect to still be alive but here I am!”
The Band Members
Jason Ducker – guitar & 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.
Guest Musicians at The Met
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 since 2009.