Saturday 28th Nov 2020
Free to view and streaming online at Mixcloud
Time: 9:00 - 10:30pm
Their work, 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 to ambient loop music continues to make it both unique and totally contemporary.
John Etheridge (guitar), Theo Travis (sax, flute, Rhodes), Roy Babbington (bass), Nic France (drums)
Gina Southgate's original paintings and prints are available for purchase and more information can be found here.