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Focus On Under The Bridge Tonight 25/10/19

"By definition, a fifty minute set of Prog means five or six songs at most! So imagine my delight as we sat down in the afternoon sun towards the back of a packed Prog In The Park Stage as Menno Gootjes launched into, in my opinion, one of the great guitar solos of all time on 'Eruption' from 'Focus II/Moving Waves' - absolutely bliss. A bit like Trigger's broom, the part's have changed over the year's but the original heartbeat of Thijs van Leer on organ/flute and Pierre van der Linden on drums is still alive and kicking as evidenced on their classics 'Sylvia' and 'Hocus Pocus' but now with Udo Pannekeet on bass guitar replacing Van Leer's stepson Bobby Jacobs." That was our take on Focus when we last saw them at Maidstone's Ramblin' Man in July 2017, however, the last time we saw them in London was Camden's Underworld in March 2016 (pictured), and tonight the Dutch Proggers return to our capital city at Chelsea's Under The Bridge with special guest Chantel McGregor.


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