focus began as a trio, founded by thijs van leer in 1969. the trio thijs van leer, bassist martin dresden, and drummer hans cleuver, guided and liesbeth list & ramses shaffy, dutch and american versions of the musical hair. during the recording of the christmas single ?four balls and a peak ? they met guitarist jan akkerman. he joined the group focus in 1970. golden times have come for the men of focus, they score a lot of hits, including ?hocus pocus?, ?house of king?
after several successes and the first album best of, red bullet releases after 10 years the second part of the best of focus.
Dutch rock group centered around flutist and vocalist Thijs van Leer and guitarist Jan Akkerman in their original incarnation (1969-1976). The music is influenced by classical music, as heard in their signature song, the baroque style inspired "Hocus Pocus". The majority of their work is instrumental, like their biggest hit, "Sylvia". In the early 2000s, the band reformed with van Leer as the only member from previous line-ups; however he was soon joined by Pierre van der Linden on drums who had been a member in the 1970s. Since reforming, they have toured constantly and released four albums of new material, the latest being 2018's Focus 11.
Round Goes The Gossip
Hocus Pocus (Live)
La Cathedrale De Strasbourg
Can't Believe My Eyes
De Ti O De Mi
Black Beauty (2006)
Brazil Love (Bonus Track Made For Japan)
Steve Smith (5)
,Pierre Van Der Linden,Thijs Van Leer,
Ruben Van Roon
Niels Van Der Steenhoven