Enki were a stalwart of the Northampton music scene. They formed in the early 2000’s and have played gigs all over the county and further afield. After the recording of their debut self-titled EP the band received quite a bit of attention, but unfortunately changes in the band dynamic and the eventual parting of ways of some members halted their progress.

Around March of 2009, I was watching a gig at local music venue, The Labour Club, when I spotted a poster that read along the lines – Bass player needed, must be cool with playing 7 minute songs with only one chord – then a list of influences such as Flaming Lips, Spiritualised, Radiohead. With an advert like that and myself being without a band at the time, I was of course interested.

During the first couple of band practices I really got into the songs and greatly enjoyed writing new bass parts with them. After 2 months or so I had my 1st gig with them at the same club I saw their advert. Over the following years we played pubs and clubs all over the county, various outdoor festivals, travelled to play shows in London & Liverpool.

Following several relocations of band members, work on the Enki project has reached a standstill. We occasionally get together for spontaneous gigs and recordings, the band has never officially split up!


Mike Goff – Vocals, guitar, synth, percussion

Thomas Nightingale – Guitar, backing vocals

Steve Hunter – Guitar, backing vocals, synth, bass

Luke Bailey – Guitar, synth, percussion

Chris Fordham – Bass guitar, percussion, synth, guitar, backing vocals

Sam Wade – Drums, percussion

Levi Fall, Olivia Fall, Kat Es – The Enki Singers

Owen Copps – Drums, percussion