Exposé Online banner

Focus

Focus
Country
Netherlands
Profile
Focus is a Dutch rock band which was founded by classically trained organist / flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, and is most famous for the instrumental pieces "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia," along with a series of pieces titled "Focus." The band's original guitarist, Jan Akkerman, has gone on to a notable solo career.
Website
http://www.focustheband.com
Related articles (8)
Releases on file (19)
Focus — Focus 11 Focus — Focus 11
(In and Out of Focus, 2018, CD / LP / DL)
Focus — The Focus Family Album Focus — The Focus Family Album
(In and Out of Focus Records , 2017, 2CD)
Focus — Focus X Focus — Focus X
(FWUS043, 2013, CD)
Focus — Focus 9 / New Skin Focus — Focus 9 / New Skin
(Red Bullet RB 66.253, 2006, CD)
Focus and Friends — Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon Focus and Friends — Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon
( IF003CD, 2005/2016, CD)
Focus — Focus 8 Focus — Focus 8
(Musea FGBG 4472.AR, 2002, CD)
Focus — Live in Southamerica Focus — Live in Southamerica
(Sol & Deneb CDSD 15, 2002/2004, CD)
Focus — Live at the BBC Focus — Live at the BBC
(Hux Records Hux/BBC 51, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer — Focus Jan Akkerman & Thijs van Leer — Focus
(Vertigo 824 524-2, 1985, CD)
Focus — Focus Con Proby Focus — Focus Con Proby
(EMI CDM 7 483392, 1978/1988, CD)
Focus — Ship of Memories Focus — Ship of Memories
(Red Bullet 6619, 1976/2001, CD)
Focus — Mother Focus Focus — Mother Focus
(Red Bullet RB 66.192, 1975/2001, CD)
Focus — Hamburger Concerto Focus — Hamburger Concerto
(Red Bullet RB 66.191, 1974/2001, CD)
Focus — Live at the Rainbow Focus — Live at the Rainbow
(Red Bullet BV RB 66.190, 1973/2001, CD)
Focus — Focus 3 Focus — Focus 3
(Red Bullet RB 66.189, 1972/2001, CD)
Focus — Moving Waves (AKA Focus II) Focus — Moving Waves (AKA Focus II)
(Red Bullet RB 66.188, 1971/2001, CD)
Focus — In and Out of Focus (AKA Focus Plays Focus) Focus — In and Out of Focus (AKA Focus Plays Focus)
(Red Bullet RB 66.187, 1970/2001, CD)
Focus — Focus 11 Focus — Focus 11
(In and Out of , 0, )

Latest news

2019-06-05
Legendary Co-Founder of The 13th Floor Elevators Passes Away at Age 71 – Sadly, Roky Erickson passed away on May 31, 2019. Known as the father of psychedelic music and co-founder of the ground breaking 13th Floor Elevators, Roky had a profound influence on music from the 60s to today. Plagued by his own personal demons, Roky had a difficult life and is now free of these burdens. » Read more

2019-04-24
Help MoonJune Bring Great Music to Life – Like many music lovers around the world, we’ve been thrilled and amazed to hear the recordings that have been released by MoonJune from sessions at La Casa Murada in Spain. Such label stalwarts as Mark Wingfield, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Dusan Jevtovic, Vasil Hadzimanov, and many more have gathered in various combinations at the studio to produce some of the most creative music in recent years. Now, label head Leonardo Pavkovic is offering a compilation, La Casa Murada - MoonJune Sessions, Volume One, as a fundraiser for upcoming sessions. » Read more

2019-04-10
The Pineapple Thief to Tour North America – November and December of 2019 will see The Pineapple Thief bringing their music to Canada, Mexico, and the US, and famed drummer Gavin Harrison will be on board. The band has been touring extensively in Europe, but North America will be new territory for them. » Read more

2019-03-25
Scott Walker RIP – Noel Scott Engel, better known as Scott Walker, was one of the most intriguing and enigmatic musical figures in the second half of the 20th Century. His strange career started with The Walker Brothers, an American pop group that featured no one named Walker and no brothers. After moving to England in 1965, they had a series of hit singles. Scott's solo work started with Scott in 1967. Starting in the 80s, his work took an increasingly avant-garde turn. » Read more

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Solstice - New Life – Throughout their career, Solstice has consistently eschewed the commercial interests shared by most other bands of the 80's UK scene, favoring instead to concentrate on live performances and a very...  (1994) » Read more

Kultivator - Barndomens Stigar – This obscure Swedish progressive quintet originally released Barndomens Stigar on the small, but very excellent Bauta label in 1981 and it has since become a highly coveted and very expensive...  (1996) » Read more

Chas Smith - Descent – Like opening a portal into a dreamworld, Chas Smith’s music pulls the listener in immediately. The disc contains two sidelong tracks and a shorter ten minute closer, all explorations in...  (2006) » Read more

J.A. Caesar - Kokkyou Junreika & Shintokomaru – J.A. Caesar – this is obviously not his real name – has been an enigmatic figure in Japanese rock and avant-garde music dating back to the early 70s. His music is impossible to categorize,...  (1996) » Read more

Steve Hackett - Out of the Tunnel's Mouth (Deluxe Edition) – Back in the day I was a huge Genesis and Steve Hackett fan, but I lost interest in Steve with his 1980 release Defector. Fast forward 30 years and it looks like either I have been missing out on some...  (2011) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues