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Netherlands Netherlands

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Symphonic Prog (General) (Prog)
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AtlasFinchJan AkkermanPantheonPierre van der LindenSwungTrace ♦  

Focus is a Dutch group were Classic ( Thijs van Leer) meets fusion (Jan Akkerman) After a very succesfull period Van Leer and Akkerman disagreed about the style of music and split-up. Thijs van leer made some succesfull classic-flute CD-s.  While Jan Akkerman made a recordings and a reputation as perhaps the greatest Dutch fusion guitar player.   The band also had Bert Ruiter during this time who was later a member of Earth and Fire.

 

In 2002 the band released  Focus 8 with founding members Thijs van Leer and Pierre van der Linden. Joining these two were Bobby Jacobs on bass, and guitarist guitarist Niels van der Steenhoven.  Focus 9 followed.  With the release of Focus X, the guitar slot is filled by Menno Gootjes.

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