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, Fri 4 Oct 2019

FOCUS

FOCUS

FOCUS

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FOCUS + Special Guests
Friday 4 October 2019
Whitby Pavilion Theatre, 7.30pm

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 are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!

After a comeback in the early 2000’s, which resulted in the well-received albums ‘Focus 8’ and ‘Focus 9’, the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up.

Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album ‘Moving Waves’ in 1972. Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, and acclaimed bass player Udo Pannekeet, complete the band’s current line-up.

Recently, Focus’s biggest hit “Hocus Pocus” was used in a 4-minute Nike commercial before the World Cup broadcast. Their music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.

A new era has arrived! There is a rejuvenated passion amongst the band as it enters the studio to record Focus 11 and prepares to go out on the road again for a World Tour, in support of the new album, and as it builds up to its 50th Anniversary.

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

Tickets: £22 (plus booking fee)

Tickets can be purchased below, or by calling (01947) 458899.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 4 Oct 2019 19:30 to 21:45

Prices


Tickets: £22 (plus booking fee)

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 894114  Lat: 54.49007 Long: -0.62138

By Road:
From A1(M)/M1 jct 45 take A64 east (York ring road south). Follow A169 from Malton through Pickering over the moors to A171 jct. Turn right to Whitby and follow West Cliff signs. Other routes, A171 from Middlesbrough or from Scarborough.
Access road to theatre descends from Cook Memorial at eastern end of West Cliff. Car parking (Pay and Display) on access road or West Cliff, or seafront (free).

Public Transport Details
Bus - Access road to theatre from Cook Memorial may be reached via circular routes of town Tour Buses from many points of Whitby.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitby station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality