Interview: The Enid – Part 1

Nearly 40 years ago The Enid came into existence as Robert John Godfrey joined guitarists Stephen Stewart and Francis Lickerish and drummer Dave Storey in a new project, following his exit from Barclay James Harvest. He embarked on what has become a wonderful musical journey. Four decades on and with three generations in the band, The Enid lives as a truly remarkable musical entity today, comprised of Godfrey, long-time drummer Dave Storey, bassist Nick Willes, guitarist Jason Ducker, keyboardist/vocalist Max Read and newest addition to the band, keyboardist/lead singer Joe Payne. Since reforming in 2007, The Enid have released two studio albums – the second of which, ‘Invicta’, features Payne’s stunning vocal debut for the band and marks yet another progressive shift into new musical territory. As they come off the back of an outstanding UK tour earlier in the year, they look towards their next release (working title ‘Reset’). In a three-part interview, Calum Robson travels to the band’s base at The Lodge Studios in Northampton, to find out more from Robert John Godfrey, Max Read and Joe Payne.  

The Enid
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