December 8 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 13, 2013
FOCUS are due to appear live in concert in Hertford tonight (Sunday).
Following the use of their great yodelling hit Hocus Pocus for the Nike World Cup 2010 commercial, Dutch symphonic rock band Focus have been discovered by a whole new generation. And fans of the prog-rockers can catch them live in concert in Hertford.
They will be appearing at the Hertford Corn Exchange tonight (Sunday).
With their unique progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the 70s as the most successful and critically-acclaimed Dutch pop-rock export.
The band were fronted by the much admired duo of Thijs van Leer on the Hammond organ/flute and Jan Akkerman on the guitar.
Their hit potential came in the form of Hocus Pocus, House of the King and Sylvia.
After an initial careful comeback, which resulted in a well received album Focus 8, the band are now back with a fantastic line-up.
Of course, the founder member and musical genius Thijs van Leer is still holding the fort but back in his old spot is drummer Pierre van der Linden.
Doors to the Fore Street venue open at 7.30pm.