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6 November

Soft Machine

Soft Machine, from their earliest performances as a psychedelic band who were contemporaries of, and shared stages with, Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, all the way to being one of Europe's best known 'fusion' groups, has influenced several generations of bands, and continues to be name-checked by today's hip experimentalists.

Whilst the line-up of Soft Machine may have changed many times since the heady days of the late 1960’s, the band’s spirit of musical adventure, and the ease with which it freely avoids being pigeon holed and can move from powerful progressive jazz fusion to atmospheric psychedelia to free improvised jazz-rock continues to make it both unique and totally contemporary.  

The band features 1970s band member John Etheridge on guitar, Theo Travis on saxes, flutes and keys, Fred T. Baker on bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums.  The band’s latest album ‘Other Doors’ has received rave reviews worldwide.

This isn’t a nostalgia or revival band but a very vital unit, contemporary and alert, consistently humane, still capable of surprise and delight – The Wire (Brian Morton)

Soft Machine

Wednesday 6th November, 7.30pm

Tickets: £25

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.


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