The World's Foremost Symphonic Rock Band will be making a welcome return to Bury St Edmunds; The Enid will play The apex on Thursday 6 September, as part of a mini-tour of selected venues in support of their 'Live At Symphony Hall' release and also to showcase material from the new studio album, 'Invicta' which is set for release late 2012.
"Once described as a cross between Pink Floyd, The Orb and The Berlin Philharmonic (Time Out), their grand, eloquent, progressive sound is both dazzling and wondrous to behold" – Manchester Band On The Wall.
Formed in 1974 by composer Robert John Godfrey, The Enid are renowned for their large-scale, myth and fantasy-inspired instrumental pieces. In the early 80's The Enid became the first band ever to self-fund their recordings with contributions from fans in advance; a revolutionary concept that has since led to bands as diverse as Marillion and Radiohead taking lead from their approach.
Following a break in 1988, Godfrey rediscovered his musical muse five years ago and has since lovingly reformed The Enid with original drummer Dave Storey plus new young recruits, Jason Ducker on guitars, Max Read on vocals and keyboards and Nicholas Willes on bass and percussion. In late 2011 a sixth member joined the band - Joe Payne, lead vocalist and keyboardist (reviewed as "Pretty Damn Good" by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6!) and over the last few years, The Enid's live performances and recordings have rebuilt and retained a fanatically dedicated following.
"The only band on the planet to have successfully fused rock based music with the power, dynamics and scale of symphonic classical music. They are the absolute masters of their art" - The Guardian
Tickets are £19.50 (with £17.50 concessions) and £5 tickets for those aged under 25. They are available from The apex box office on 01284 758000 or www.theapex.co.uk. Show starts approximately 8pm