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“… a funky, bass-driven urban sound reminiscent of some of Eileen Ivers' recent work” - Dirty Linen


"Just when it seemed as if newer electric British roots bands were getting thinner on the ground, enQ come as the cavalry. Very welcome and very good." - fROOTS Magazine (UK)


"They have the drive and punch of the great Folk Rock bands -- Moving Hearts in full cry or The Battlefield ... " - Folk London


"This is a tight band ... They have a great feel to their beat and melodies … Bottom line ... GO LISTEN, GO LISTEN NOW!" - Gods of Music


"enQ are what music is all about" - BBC Radio


"What an amazingly innovative and energetic band; their fusion of folk, traditional, rock and funk surpasses anything other bands have tried to date." - 3WBC 94.1 FM (Australia)


“… it takes you to another place where everything is good.” - Greenman Review


"... a great, feel-good album, guaranteed to get you on your feet ..." - Luton News


"Folk Music for the 21st Century." - hertBEAT FM


"...I thought the performance by enQ was superb and a highlight of the whole weekend" - Dunstable Festival (England)


Discography

Tear Down the Barriers (CD) - POKE Records 2002
Live at Dunstable Festival (DVD) - POKE Records 2005

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Tired of the same old indie clichés? Weekend warriors who recycle the same old stuff and expect you to fall down at their feet to worship their mediocre posturing?

Why not go back to the source, the wellspring of popular music played by a group of experienced professional musicians who have performed their music all over the world.

enQ play an accessible fusion of progressive / celtic / roots inspired rock with a touch of progressive, world and latin influences. The mix of songs and instrumentals give the set a wide dynamic and hit the audiences 'dance' button.

enQ was formed as the result of a chance conversation between veteran Australian folk/rocker Brian Heywood and up-and-coming English fiddler Vicky Brown after a gig near London in 2000. Vicky remarked how it’d be great to get ‘this kind of music’ out to a wider audience. The “kind of music” she was referring to was a dance oriented fusion of funk, roots and rock music. Thus enQ was born.

Eight years later the line up has changed but the band is still going strong with festival live venue performances in England, India and Australia under their collective belts.

The band’s name enQ [pronounced eee-en-cue] means, well, nothing at all really. We wanted a name that was easy to remember but didn’t signify anything. Okay, the band is energetic, and noisy, and a Quintet but this is just a coincidence really.