Focus + Edgar Broughton

  • Tuesday | 27.11.18
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • EARLYBIRD £15.50...

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums ‘Moving Waves’, ‘Focus 3’ and ‘Hamburger Concerto’, the iconic Dutch music masters head back to perform their classic hits plus work from their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans.


Thijs van Leer – Hammond organ, flute, vocals
Pierre van der Linden – drums
Menno Gootjes – guitar
Udo Pannekeet – bass

Joining Focus on the bill for this classic rock double-header is Edgar Broughton, singer-songwriter, guitarist and founder member of the Edgar Broughton Band in the 1960s. The EBB would soon become the flag waving rockers of the late 60s/early 70s hippie movement. They were one of the first proponents of free concerts.

The band was a formidable live draw propelled by a heavy psychedelic blues sound and Edgar’s phenomenal if untutored singing. And what a voice – not only did he have a name like a fire and brimstone preacher he sounded like one. All of Broughton’s albums are filled with full-on sonic attacks that take no prisoners. They also contained some truly thoughtful and beautiful music of great originality.

This is a standing show.

10+. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.