Soft Machine Confirmed for ProgtoberFest 2018 in Chicago; New Album in the Works
SOFT MACHINE will be in the USA under that name for the first time since the Bundles tour in 1975. They are confirmed as the headliners for ProgtoberFest in Chicago, October 21, 2018. The current SOFT MACHINE (formerly and temporarily known as SOFT MACHINE LEGACY between 2004 and 2016) consists of 4 legendary musicians: John Etheridge (guitar), Theo Travis (sax, flute, Fender Rhodes), Roy Babbington (bass guitar), John Marshall (drums). Babbington and Marshall were in the band during their 1975 North American tour.
The band will convene in London next month, recording a new studio album, at Jon Hiseman‘s recording studio, with the legendary drummer as the sound engineer.