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    The Enid - new band member & new gig!

    The Enid will be premiering their new album on 25 Oct 2019 at The Met in Bury, Lancs! Details on https://themet.org.uk/event/the-enid-2019/

    Looks like Robert has finally recruited his "sorcerer's apprentice"!

    >>> Info from website above:

    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. See http://www.tristanmitchard.com/

    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.

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    Hmmm. We'll see.

    I'm getting a little bored with all the false dawns.

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    Could be interesting, but I mostly prefer the Enid without vocals. I just bought the 70th Birthday concert, which is completely instrumental. Some of the later albums with vocals, I like, but I don't think I like their earlier vocal stuff, so I rather hear Robert John Godfrey limiting himself to keyboards.

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    I wish it was happening here. I'll see any possible iteration of the band. In the future, when RJG has passed, there'll be folks wishing they could see him vocals or not.
    Sleeping at home is killing the hotel business!

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    I'd go.

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    I got the e-mail the other day and haven't decided whether to go or not.
    I last saw them at St. Helens Citadel, where RJG stepped-in at the last moment to support the non-departed.
    The concert was made available for download on their website.

    I go to the Bury Met occasionally, so I may book at seat at this all-seater event.
    The Met is mostly standing when I've been before, so it'll be different.

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    Aren't there meant to be two albums in the pipeline - the long-promised RJ Godfrey solo album Homily and a new album under the band name? As ever with the Enid, people wil know what's happening when its happening.

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    I love the Enid, but don’t hold out much hope. If we get a new album and a few live dates, then great. I wish them all the best.

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    I've got ticket, it's local to me. I do remember, young Mitchard had an earlier brief tenure with The Enid and fell out with them quite spectacularly very quickly so it will be interesting to see how this pans out. He's supposed to be very good though.

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    Don't know what the latest is with The Enid but good to see a tribute to the guitar playing of Steve Stewart in the latest issue of Prog. Must be thirty years since he left the band. Don't think he played on anyone else's albums after leaving or even played live. Good legacy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    Don't know what the latest is with The Enid but good to see a tribute to the guitar playing of Steve Stewart in the latest issue of Prog. Must be thirty years since he left the band. Don't think he played on anyone else's albums after leaving or even played live. Good legacy though.
    Yes, he was a proper enigma. That he never did anything after The Enid was a real shame. Will have to have a mooch at the magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revporl View Post
    Yes, he was a proper enigma. That he never did anything after The Enid was a real shame. Will have to have a mooch at the magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    Don't know what the latest is with The Enid but good to see a tribute to the guitar playing of Steve Stewart in the latest issue of Prog. Must be thirty years since he left the band. Don't think he played on anyone else's albums after leaving or even played live. Good legacy though.
    I could see why. There's nobody better at doing specifically what The Enid do - genuine light-classical music played by an expanded rock band - than The Enid. If he really loved that music, and quit for reasons other than artistic disagreement, he would never find anything to equal it.

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