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With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits Hocus Pocus, House of The King and Sylvia, as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!
After a comeback in the early 2000's, which resulted in the well-received albums 'Focus 8' and 'Focus 9', the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972. Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Bassist Bobby Jacobs, who comes from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, complete the band's current line-up. Recently, Focus's biggest hit "Hocus Pocus" was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.
A new Focus era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion in the new compositions that adorn the new album 'Focus X', which features a full scale Roger Dean painting on the cover. Says Thijs van Leer, who holds the distinction of being the first ever knighted musician in Holland, It's a thrill to have finally completed 'Focus X'; we are all ecstatic and looking forward to playing the new material on the forthcoming Focus X World Tour.
Thijs van Leer - Hammond-organ, flute and vocals Pierre van der Linden - drums Udo Pannekeet - bass Menno Gootjes- guitar
Sat 7 Nov
The Jam'd are now the UK's leading tribute to the live performance and sound of The Jam, and are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of the Woking As full time touring professional musicians, and massive Jam fans, The Jam'd put on a performance from the heart and soul, drawing on all their memories, experiences and love of what was the country's biggest band in their day. Gigging up and down the UK at outdoor festivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK's top music venues & events! The show also includes the only replica of Rick Bucklers 'Great White' drum kit & features their own brass section!You won't be disappointed! Every effort is placed into reproducing the sound, arrangements and energy of a Jam gig. Those who saw The Jam live will remember the electricity, aggression, passion, and even fashion on stage, something not always prevalent in today's world, but to The Jam'd, it is a passion, a mission, and an honour to play for fans of the best band in the world!
Sat 21 Nov
There's a good reason we keep inviting Live/Wire backThey are simply.Awesome!! The unique six man tribute to rock's greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. Forty One years into the AC/DC story and the band cover both eras as always with both 'Gary' Bon Scott and 'Pete' Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. The rhythm section keep it all meticulously together giving Ashgus the freedom to mesmerise the audience with his sublime playing and infinite energy. Those who have seen the show on the 'For Those About To Rock', 'Ready to Bite' and 'Shake your Foundations' tours are already witness to the talent and dedication gives on stage with the portrayal of the Live/Wire Angus Young delivering a truly amazing two hours of duck-walking, bedevilled Rock and Roll.The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and for the aficionados !There's always something special as well. Back in Black, Rosie, Highway to hell, the songs go on and on until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing..we salute you !!
Sat 14 Nov
It was the Beat of a Generation and the Sound of a Nation. And it was the sound that changed America. Tamla Motown was the legendary record label that brought you the great legends we still love today. 'Made in Motor-City' recreate the classic music and sounds of Detroit during the 1960s & 70s. The eight piece 'live' band comprises high quality musicians dedicated to recreating authentically the Motown hits, fronted by the incredible talents of the band's three female vocalists. The band continue to tour the UK during the Spring /Summer of 2020 before undertaking their overseas commitments later that Winter . If you're a fan of Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells and many more Motown legends, then this is a show not to be missed. Sit back and enjoy the songs that were 'Made in the Motor City'.
Sat 12 Sep
There's still a nice slice of indie pop and a subtle rock and roll vibe that give it all a distinctive sound, and with their new EP out this month, there's some new songs that will feel immensely vibrant to hear. Having only really kicked off as a band in 2019, the band are moving and shaking thanks to some intelligent songwriting, with songs rich in heart and soul and a real rustic honesty clashing against a beautiful guitar sound and Bianco's unique vocal melodies.
Singer Songwriter Max Bianco and his band the Bluehearts are destined for great things. Like a new age Bob Dylan and the Band, Max writes great songs and performs them in a style all his own. Catch these guys now before they get too famous
Crooked Weather are a rock infused folk band, based out of a tragic mustard 1979 campervan. They hail from the depths of East Yorkshire, with the lilting harmonies of Holly & Will at the core. Their original music, steeped in the folk revival of the late 60's, has a raw, modern edge, augmented by Tom and Dave: a fierce rhythm section.
?Building up a steady reputation for their unpredictably dynamic live shows, they've supported the likes of Jeffrey Lewis, Micheal Chapman, Mike Heron (Incredible String Band), Jim Jones, Dick Gaughan, Roddy Woomble & Bridget St. John
Sat 23 May
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