Soft Machine Legacy

  • Friday | 17.06.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £15 General...


Soft Machine Legacy was launched in 2004 with the original line-up of Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, John Etheridge and John Marshall – a coalition of 4 long-time servers in different eras of the legendary group Soft Machine who intriguingly had not played before as a unit. The band quickly established a recording and touring schedule in Europe playing a repertoire of new originals and some vintage pieces. In 2006, following the sad death of Elton Dean, his place taken by young blood Theo Travis, who has a continuing association with Gong and was thus perfectly sympathetic to the music. When, after a long illness, Hugh Hopper passed away in 2008, a decision was taken to continue with Roy Babbington thus reuniting 3/5ths of the 1975-77 line up that recorded the acclaimed “Softs” album. A wonderful night in the company of supreme players at Band on the Wall.


John Etheridge – Guitar

Theo Travis – Sax

Roy Babbington – Bass

John Marshall – Drums

This seated event will begin at 7pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks from 5.30pm. Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details