After a sell-out show at The Met prior to lockdown, The Enid are delighted to be able to return for this seated concert featuring both the new and the familiar.
Despite a chaotic history, The Enid are very much of the here and now. The fragility associated with the band over more than forty years has been the very thing that has driven them forward to explore the new.
Says Robert John Godfrey: “I did not expect to still be alive but here I am!”
Defining the music of The Enid is never easy. The Guardian described the band as “Pink Floyd meets The Orb meets the Berlin Philharmonic”. 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”.
The Band Members
Jason Ducker – Guitar, Bass, Keys & Vocals: Now the de facto leader of the band, Jason became the band’s permanent guitarist in 2007 and has appeared on every album and live performance since 2002.
Dominic Tofield – Percussion, Bass & Vocals: Dom has featured in many live appearances with The Enid in recent times.
Karl Thompson – Drums, Perc, Guitar & Vocals: Like Jason, Karl grew up in Northamptonshire playing drums professionally from his early teens. His first involvement with The Enid was in 2017 leading to him becoming the band’s dedicated drummer in 2020.
Robert John Godfrey – Keys & Vocals: Robert is a pianist and composer whose interests include experimental theology, theoretical physics, Jung and the “Art of Melody”. Now retired, Robert founded The Enid in 1973 whilst signed to Charisma Records as a solo artist. 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.