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The Beaverwood

Focus + Edgar Broughton

The most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports, fronted by founding member, Thijs Van Leer.

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Focus + Edgar Broughton
Focus + Edgar Broughton

Time & Location

25 Apr 2023, 19:30 – 23:00

The Beaverwood, 1 Beaverwood Rd, Chislehurst BR7 6HF, UK

About The Event

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. Focus music can be regularly heard on Top Gear and Saxondale on TV in the UK.

A new Focus 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.

Visit the band's website here.

For a video clip: "Sylvia" click on link: https://youtu.be/UVB7FgO4Jek

Edgar Broughton 

Edgar Broughton was a founder member of the Edgar Broughton Band in the 1960s. He is well known as one of the most strident of protest singers, but at times one of the most accessible – with a surprisingly diverse repertoire of self-penned material, including some truly thoughtful and beautiful music of great originality. His solo performance is an emotive, entertaining tour de force containing both old favourites and new songs from the heart.

Visit the website here.

Venue: The Marquee

Tickets online: £18.50 (includes 50p booking fee) / £21 on the door (as long as we are not sold out!).

**It really helps the band and our venue to plan ahead if you can pre purchase.

Time: doors open at 7.30pm. Band starts at 8.15/8.30pm.

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled, in which case you will be offered an exchange to another date, or a refund. By purchasing tickets, you agree to these terms.

Attending events

Our Band Nights are generally standing events. There is limited seating available around the room at the rear, on a first-come, first-served basis. We advise that if you want a seat to arrive early when the doors open.

If you have a disability and need a seat please get in touch with us in advance to make arrangements!

Please remember, it is important that you do not attend The Beaverwood if you have Covid. If notified in advance, we can transfer your ticket to another Band Night so you will not lose out.

Access

The Club House has now been demolished and is being redeveloped - please excuse our appearance while we build a fantastic new venue! Access is via a flat footpath with handrail approximately 70 metres long. It is suitable for wheelchairs.

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