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Akkerman, Jan

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Focus guitarist, won many accolades in Britain during the early 70s.

Founded: 1946

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Jan Akkerman music site - Dutch guitarist - Nederlandse gitarist

Brainbox

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Jan Akkerman's group prior to joining Focus. There only album is rather dated mix of blues and psychedelia. Of note is the sixteen minute "Sea Of Delight", however, as it would blueprint many of Focus' longer compositions.

Founded: 1969

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Earth and Fire

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Dutch group featuring the vocals of Jerney Kaagman.

Founded: 1968

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Website: Earthandfire.nl - De Nederlandse Earth and Fire website

Finch

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Flash rock, Dutch style

Founded: 1974

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Focus

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Premiere Dutch band hit the big time in both the UK and US, due to the talents of guitarist Jan Akkerman and flautist Thys Van Leer, and one silly hit record, "Hocus Pocus" by Focus!

Founded: 1969

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: F O C U S - T H E - B A N D

Supersister

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One of Holland's finest groups, Supersister's original music had much in common with the earliest Soft Machine albums.

Founded: 1967

Location: Den Haag, Netherlands

Website: SUPERSISTER

Trace

Rick Van Der Linden's ex-Ekseption group.

Founded: 1974

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Van Leer, Thijs

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Flautist, keyboardist and vocalist of Focus, his solo albums were for the most part recordings of classical music.

Founded: 1948

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: F O C U S - T H E - B A N D