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(1975 – present)

The Enid is a British rock band founded in 1975 by Robert John Godfrey, Stephen Stewart and Francis Lickerish. Another early member was William Gilmour, who subsequently founded his own band Craft and now plays keyboards in Lickerish’s band Secret Green.

Current Line-up:

Robert John Godfrey - Keyboards
Jason Ducker - Guitar
Max Read - Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards
Dave Storey - Drums
Dominic Tofield - Percussion
Joe Payne - Vocals/Keyboards

The Enid’s membership has undergone several changes, always with Godfrey firmly at the helm, and its creativity seems to come in fits and starts. Godfrey has diabetes, and has also described bouts of depression associated with periods of writer’s block.

Godfrey also has a tendency to dismiss some of his ideas, such as a brief flirtation with dance music in the early 1990s, as juvenile or misguided, a view that is not always shared by the band’s fans. Now more than 30 years old, the band is still recording sporadically and recently released a brand new album, Journey’s End.

The Enid began recording at about the same time as punk rock burst upon the scene. Godfrey has said that he always regarded The Enid’s ironic takes on classical music as being just as anarchic as anything by the Sex Pistols, but this did not translate into either musical or commercial recognition, despite their work being played frequently by Tommy Vance on BBC Radio One’s Friday Rock Show. In 1981, the band played most of the music for Kim Wilde’s self-titled debut album.


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  • salanderbandmem

    didn't think they had a recording studio in Germany. There is another group called the enid who are german and play metal

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • musrum

    I just sold these guys an organ for their recording studio in Germany!

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
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  • LeoSpirit77

    Invicta is amazing ! Ordered instantaneously.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • blackless

    One And The Many sounds very cool.

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • blackless

    looking forward to Invicta

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • rocknrosezine

    A review of InMe's recent show at Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall, with The Enid and Joykill, is now online at:

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • oddjob32

    I saw them for the first time on the 1st September and they were excellent

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jump29

    nice! In the Region of the Summer Stars.

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • porius

    The Enid recently did a fantastic gig in Symphony Hall, Birmingham with the City of Birmingham Orchestra no less. CD and DVD coming out ... can't wait!

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    Is Robert John Godfrey related to Jem Godfrey of Frost*?

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    Saw them in Edinburgh last night. Absolutely stunning! Hadn't heard them before, and was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Superb.

    10 Sep 2011 Reply
  • nicktedds

    Pics from this year's High Voltage Festival now @

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • hdickins

    Throughly enjoyed the gig at the Globe in Cardiff tonight. Tremendous!

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • SomeAreDead

    I remember seeing these guys in some dingy club in liverpool, early 80's. Fabulous stuff. Strangely beautiful denim bound woman played with hair all night - aaahhh youth

    14 Mar 2011 Reply
  • pinkpressthreat This is it..I think there are several tracks,including an epic,and very funny,rendition of The Troggs' "Wild Thing"! (the guy had us eating out of his hand at that point..heheh).

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pinkpressthreat

    The Enid at Stonehenge Festival in 1983...or was it '84? Anyway,it was amAZing..I think you can find it on You tube - hang on,I'll have a look..

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • UThule

    Stunning! Just seen at Loreley Festival 2010. Bombastic! Soundtrack from Star Wars is a tiny kindergarten tune compared to that band...

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • hdickins

    Beautiful. And the first band I saw live - way back in the early 80s.

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Trev5900

    I will certainly be watching for more US tour dates.

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
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