Joe's extravaganza

An ‘audio visual extravaganza’ is promised by vocalist Joe Payne when he visits the his home town of Tring to entertain at the David Evans Court Theatre.

Payne’s personal achievements include being voted Best Male Vocalist for two years running in the Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll demonstrating an impressive five-octave range, while frontman of The Enid (2011-2016).

The Enid received three Progressive Music Award nominations, including Best Band, Best Album, and Best Event. Now a solo artist, he has tackled other projects that included Methexis (2015), and more recently John Holden and Zio (both 2018-present). 

In March 2019 the band called That Joe Payne was selected to support Marillion at their sold-out Weekend in Port Zelande in the Netherlands. 

Joe (pictured above) returns to Tring on Saturday 7 March (7.30pm) to launch his new “That Joe Payne’s ‘By Name, By Nature’ Tour”  at the theatre in which he grew up. He is known by fans for his ambitious performances and Payne and his band begin touring UK theatres this March with a brand new ‘audio-visual extravaganza’. 

With a new show set to the music of his soon to be released debut album ‘By Name, By Nature’, the artist plans to combine his live-band experience with intricate music visuals.

Audiences can expect interactive choreography with a large video screen, a sprinkle of magic, and support from former Beatrix Players singer Ms Amy Birks. 

Since his relaunch in 2018, Payne has been increasingly open about his experience with mental illness and says the new album has been entirely influenced by his own recovery from anxiety and depression. This audio-visual production also aims to openly discuss mental health as the singer showcases his new, unreleased material.  

Tickets are £18 available from or the box office: Beechwood  Fine Foods, Frogmore Street, Tring, HP23 5AU (cash or cheque only).

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