Kevin Ayers

Biography

A key player in the Canterbury scene of the late '60s and early '70s, Kevin Ayers is best known as the early vocalist for the Soft Machine. His quixotic arrangements and curious bass work can be found all over the group's Psychedelic debut from '68. Breaking off with the band before the group's long-winded Progressive Rock elements took foothold, Ayers set off though the '70s creating folkier, more whimsical records, among which Bananamour (1973) is considered to be a highlight. He continues to record and be an inspiration to glade-dwelling hippy freaks everywhere.

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