Soft Machine announce Ronnie Scotts date in April

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Canterbury legends Soft Machine have announced they will perform a headline show at London's prestigious Ronnie Scott's Club in Soho on April 10.

The current line-up of guitarist John Etheridge, saxophonist Theo Travis, bassist Fred Thelonious Baker and drummer Asaf Sirkis will perform a set from 6.45-7.45pm in honour of their late drummer John Marshall, who passed away last year.

"This concert is dedicated to the memory of the late and truly great John Marshall, who played drums with Soft Machine from 1972 till last year," says Travis. "His very last gig was at Ronnie’s with Soft Machine - a fitting end to a great career and he is sorely missed."

Marshall first joined Soft Machine in January 1972 following the sacking of  then drummer Phil Howard in the middle of recording their Fifth album. He appeared on every subsequent Soft Machine studio album, through to last year's Other Doors album, although he'd stepped down from live performance at the beginning of 2023 and sadly died in September of that year.

Tickets are priced between £30-45. Get tickets here.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.