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Soft Machine in concert, featuring '70s members John Etheridge and Roy Babbington, with Theo Travis and Gary Husband
The Irving Theater
Indianapolis, IN
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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.
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Thank you for attending our SOFT MACHINE concert. My mind is blown. Yours too, perhaps. Thanks to the band for sharing their amazing talent with us -- and hope they can return again! Join us at the Irving Theater in two weeks for another mind-expanding concert, with Jethro Tull's legendary guitarist MARTIN BARRE! Yes, the man who put CLASSIC into "classic rock" is making his first-ever visit to Indy! He and his band will be performing amazing new arrangements of your favorite Tull songs, plus some original songs and some great hardrock-style blues. Tickets are now on sale from www.MarkGasperPresents.com, so don't miss this chance to listen to a legendary guitarist who you've been listening to for nearly 50 years.


The Irving Theater (View)
5505 East Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Experimental
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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