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Tear Down the Barriers

by Enq

A high energy vortex which combines elements of Celtic, folk, rock, and hauntingly fugue like melodies that are universal and transcendent in their emotional impact.
Genre: Rock: Celtic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Rabbit Out of the Hat
4:05 $0.99
2. The Reverend Sharpton
2:50 $0.99
3. The Wind Is Howling
4:42 $0.99
4. The Open Window
3:34 $0.99
5. Draw the Line
2:45 $0.99
6. The Musical Priest
2:48 $0.99
7. Drunk On the Moon
3:49 $0.99
8. Youngest Daughter
3:22 $0.99
9. Behave Yourself
2:54 $0.99
10. Turn the Tide
4:30 $0.99
11. Vicky's Cup of Tea
3:37 $0.99
12. The Glory Road
4:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
The band was formed as the result of a chance conversation between guitarist Brian Heywood and fiddler Vicky Brown in 2000. Vicky remarked how it’d be great to get this kind of music out to a wider audience. The "this music" she was referring to was a dance oriented fusion of funk, folk and rock. Brian said "Let’s do it!" and enQ was born.

The band’s name enQ [pronounced eee-en-cue], means, well, nothing at all really. The band wanted a name that was easy to remember but didn’t signify anything. The "meaning’s in the music the words don’t mean a thing" to paraphrase one of Brian’s lyrics.

Okay, the band is energetic, and noisy and a Quintet but this just a coincidence. Really!


vicky brown - violin and vocals
brian heywood - guitars, guitar synthesiser, cittern and backing vocals
sean devlin - vocals and keyboards
brian jenking - six-string fretted and fretless bass guitars and backing vocals
gary munnelly - kit drums and congas

special guest

jerry donahue - additional guitars on the 'wind is howling'

special thanks to

steàfàn hannigan - loan of his congas
bill locke - use of his fender telecaster
tim at gracieland - for all his help
donna whitlock - making the enQ banner

initial sessions were recorded at oisin studios in wolverton (engineered by steàfàn hannigan)
overdubs were recorded at the point dunstable (engineered by brian heywood)
additional overdubs on 'the wind is howling' recorded at gracieland (engineered by tim)
mastered at the point and oisin studios
produced by brian heywood

photography by leigh
artwork layout by steàfàn hannigan and brian heywood
cover concept by brian heywood


"... and there are some rocking reel sets that feature the amplified violin of Vick Brown, whose name should be added to the list of
top contemporary folk-rock fiddlers."

"... agressive, top notch fiddling set off by periodic guitar explosions."

Tom Nelligan, Dirty linen

"... an unabashed, rousing debut album."

"... an immediate, character-driven sound that reveals all kinds of delicious, individual twists with every play."

"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

"- magic."
Jim Macquarie, Acoustic Folkus (Australia)

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

"A tight band, a great beat, a driving fiddle line and good songs -- you want more?"
Folk London

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

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



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