Tag Archives: FOCUS

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival – 9th, 10th, 11th November 2018

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival  Focus Have a listen Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado Have a look & listen Wishbone Ash Have a look & listen Netherlands! USA! Denmark! Finland! Ireland! Canada! Traditionally held in Ilfracombe, this year we are relocating the festival just 17 miles down the …

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First bands announced for HRH Prog 4

Ian Anderson, Focus, Caravan and more for HRH Prog 4 They lead first 8 acts named for March 2016 weekender – with tickets on sale now The latest edition of the Prog-sponsored event takes place at Hafan-y-Mor, Pwllheli, North Wales on the weekend of March 17-19, 2016. Also named are …

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Hawkwind – O2 ABC, Glasgow – 4th March 2015

A sunny Wednesday in March sees me heading to Glasgow for my annual pilgrimage to witness Hawkwind playing in the O2 ABC, only this one was slightly more special as I was scheduled first to interview the band which can be heard here and also shoot them live. To say …

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Focus – Belfast, Empire Music Hall, 31/10/2014

Focus PR Photo

A little more than 40 years ago, a movement developed among classically trained musicians who also were fans of rock music which saw them experiment in merging the two disciplines, as well as throwing elements of jazz, folk and other musical forms into the mix:  the result was prog!  Over …

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Lionize – ‘Jetpack Soundtrack’

Lionize - Jetpack Soundtrack Artwork

The music business is a bit like politics, in that it is incestuous and often works on the basis of “it’s who you know not…” etc.  Take the example of Weathermaker Music, for example:  until now, every release issued by the label has had a direct link to Clutch (the …

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Fatal Fusion – ‘The Ancient Tale’

Fatal Fusion release label debut

This sophomore album from Norwegian quintet Fatal Fusion – their first for the boutique Karisma Records label – draws heavily on the prog influences of the early 1970s, unashamedly referencing the likes of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, pre-‘Dark Side…’ Floyd, Camel, Colosseum, Focus and Van der Graaf Generator, as well as …

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