Soft Machine : The Band

John Etheridge
John EtheridgeGuitar: Joined Soft Machine in 1975 for the ‘Softs’ album and then ‘Alive and Well’ and has been the main soloist of the band ever since then. Described by Pat Metheny as ‘One of the best guitarists’ he is hugely in demand and has also played with Caravan, Hawkwind, John Williams and Billy Cobham.
Theo Travis
Theo TravisWoodwind & Keys: Theo joined Soft Machine (Legacy) in 2006 taking over from the late Elton Dean. He plays tenor and soprano saxes as well as flutes and the Fender Rhodes electric piano. He has also performed and toured with Gong, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour and David Sylvian.
Asaf Sirkis
Asaf SirkisAsaf joined Soft Machine in January 2023 as successor to the legendary John Marshall. He has a giant international reputation as one of the world’s most creative drummers. He has toured worldwide and recorded over 100 albums as a sideman, collaborator and as a leader. Asaf has been playing with many renown jazz and world music artists such as: Dave Holland, Jacob Collier, Gwilym Simcock, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, John Abercrombie, Robert Wyatt, Gary Husband and Kenny Wheeler.
Fred Thelonious Baker
Fred Thelonious BakerBass: Fred Thelonious Baker is one of Britain’s finest bass players. He replaced Roy Babbington in Soft Machine in January 2022 and was in fact chosen by Roy to be his successor. Fred is perhaps best known for playing in Phil Miller's Canterbury scene band ‘In Cahoots’. He has also played with many musicians and groups on the Canterbury scene, including Pip Pyle, Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper. Baker played in The John Etheridge/Ric Sanders Group in the early 1980s. He has also worked with his own group, the Fred Thelonious Baker Group who recorded a self-titled album in 1984.