Band/Artist Bio
Akkerman, Jan

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


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.

Earth and Fire

Dutch group featuring the vocals of Jerney Kaagman.


The mother of all Dutch symphonic bands


Flash rock, Dutch style


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!

Group 1850

One of Holland's famous sons, Groep 1850 regrouped in 1968 in Amsterdam, recording two fantastically original psychedelic records, before disbanding on a regular basis. Even more exciting for the progressive fan was their final album, released in 1975.


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


Rick Van Der Linden's ex-Ekseption group.

Van Leer, Thijs

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