Guest, Thijs Van Leer

Guest Name: 
Thijs Van Leer
Our very special guest today is THIJS VAN LEER … multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer for the legendary progressive rock band FOCUS
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Multi-instrumentalist,Singer,Composer
Guest Biography: 

Dutch Music Legends Focus Release New Album

“Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon”

Dutch music legends Focus are known around the world for their iconic albums, including the hits HOCUS POCUS, SYLVIA and HOUSE OF THE KING. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features THIJS VAN LEER, PIERRE VAN DER LINDEN, BOBBY JACOBS and JAN DUMÉE.

The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer MARVIO CIRIBELLI.

Thijs van Leer said of the album: “For Focus it was a thrill to first jam with Marvio and Marcio in a club in Niteroi and then end up in Rio de Janeiro in order to compose and record these beauties. Having one of the best drummers in Europe with Pierre van der Linden and one of South America’s best drummers with Marcio Bahia on the same album makes the world a better and happier place! Here they are!”

The album features all-star Brazilian musicians including ARTHUR MAIA and MARIO SEVE joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with MARCIO BAHIA…as musicianship once again goes Beyond the Horizon…

Thijs van Leer, holds the distinction of being the first ever knighted musician in Holland.

To purchase the New Album “Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon” visit
Amazon .com, iTunes, Cherry Red Records

Track listing

1. FOCUS ZERO
2. HOLA, CÓMO ESTÁS?
3. ROCK 5
4. MILLENNIUM
5. INALTA
6. TALKING RHYTHMS
a) CONVERSATION OF DRUMS
b) CONVERSATION OF DRUMMERS
7. SURREXIT CHRISTUS

Visit FOCUS on Facebook  … https://www.facebook.com/Focus-the-band-197272485986/?ref=ts

Visit FOCUS on Twitter … https://twitter.com/Focustheband

Import FOCUS & FRIENDS (Artist)  Format: Audio CD