Soft Machine is widely considered by critics to have been very influential in rock music, with AllMusic describing them as "one of the more influential bands of their era, and certainly one of the most influential underground ones".|
SOFT MACHINE is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who has included a whos who of legendary musicians over five decades:
Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Etheridge, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!).
Various incarnations of the band, with varying line-ups of members, kept the flame alive in the 21st century.
In December 2015, the band returned to its original name, as the band now featured three of the group's 1970s era members: John Etheridge, John Marshall and Roy Babbington (from the seminal 1976's album "Softs"). Rounding out Soft Machine is legendary reed man Theo Travis, who first joined the band in 2006 and has played with major prog guitar legends David Gilmour and Robert Fripp.
For the Indy concert, drummer Gary Husband will take to the throne in place of Marshall.
To celebrate Soft Machine's triumphant return to the USA, the band is excited to be coming to Indianapolis on Friday October 19th, prior to their headlining appearance at Progtoberfest.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the mindblowing prog/jazz/fusion rock that *is* SOFT MACHINE. A genre all by themselves.
Stay after the concert to buy the band's newest CD "Hidden Details", and the band will autograph it for you.
The Irving Theater (View)
5505 East Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|