Soft Machine

SOFT MACHINE is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who included Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, John Etheridge, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!).

Since its creation in 1966, this band pioneered Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, led the 'Canterbury' trend, pioneered jazz-rock, and then guitar-led fusion (launching the guitar god Allan Holdsworth in 1974), influenced generations of musicians. Disbanded in 1978, recreated in few occasions in 1981 and 1984, the band resurfaces in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware.

Much was said about this band with a very complex intriguing history of constant personal changes during the 1966-1978 period. The band resurrected in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware, then as Soft Works 2002-2004, Soft Machine Legacy 2004-2015, returning to the original name from 2015, and performing numerous concerts all around Europe, South America and Japan.
Soft Machine will make their first North American tour in October 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Boston MA, Pawling NY, New York NY, Toronto ON, Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Indianapolis IN, Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI and St. Paul MN, after performing one off gig at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival in July 2018.

American guitarist, pianist, and composer

Born in Montevideo Uruguay.



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