Date: Sunday 2nd June 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Venue: The Cathedral Hotel
Venue: Wade Street Church

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Soft Machine

We are delighted and feel very privileged to finish off the festival with one of the greatest UK avant-garde jazz-rock bands of all time and still going strong. The current line-up is long-standing members John Marshall (drums), Roy Babbington (bass), Mr John Etheridge (guitar) and Theo Travis (tenor sax, flute and keyboards). They continue to produce music of high adventure and refuse to be pigeon-holed playing powerful jazz fusion, atmospheric psychedelia and improvised jazz-rock to ambient loop music but keeping up the traditions of 50 years ago.

To quote one review: “These musicians are masters of their craft, not only as soloists but as a part of the band. They put together a concert for everyone: challenging jazz-fusion, prog– rock, chaotic free-jazz, pop-jazz even some hard rock”.