FOCUS ON FANS

A PLACE TO THE LETTERS FROM FOCUS´ FANS IN THE WEB
Part 12 - From 03/jun/2004 till today
Name: Sergio Mantovani
Data: 18/02/15
Ip: 186.231.127.205
Hora: 19:15
Email: serman@ig.com.br
Age: 61
Country: Brasil

Comments: Never is too late to say thank you for your music Mr. Van Leer. With some dificulty we try to follow 
your work here from Brazil. You bring to us a lot of peace, so, be in peace and thank you again.
 
Name: Glotz
Data: 27/09/10
Ip: 212.87.11.194
Hora: 05:18
Email: Glotzbach32@gmail.com
Age: 33
Country: USA

Comments: this band helped me as much as it could
     

    
Name: jorge luiz poleze Data: 26/09/10 Ip: 189.32.138.130 Hora: 11:33 Email: jlpoleze@yahoo.com.br Age: 54 Country: brasil Comments: acho uma das melhores bandas progressivas do mundo  
Name: Sergio Data: 18/09/10 Ip: 93.149.215.2 Hora: 04:44 Email: redazione.pinocchio@libero.it Age: 25 Country: Italy Comments: Great group, maybe underrated! Where can i find any music sheet by focus?  
----- Original Message ----- From: PAULO VAN DER LINDEN paulovanderlinden@gmail.com To: motherfocus Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 4:40 AM Subject: Uma pergunta. Rodrigo: Parabéns pelo site! Gostaria de saber uma coisa: você saberia me dizer se Rick e Pierre van der Linden eram irmãos? Desde já, agradeço. Abraços. Paulo

----- Original Message -----
From: < nick@1957.me.uk >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:12 AM
Subject: signed sleeve  If you're interested, I've just put up a signed Moving Waves sleeve
on ebay 290467561364 please let any fans know.

As a fan, sad to see it go, but I need the cash. I saw Focus 4 times
in the early 70s...


All the best,

Nick Robinson

www.origami.me.uk
www.looping.me.uk
----- Original Message ----- From: Shiloh Noone To: motherfocus Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2010 5:28 PM Please inform Jan Akkerman that the Hocus Pocus theme is being used on South African TV to promote the World Cup Soccer…are they getting royalties ? Shiloh Noone www.shilohnoone.com
----- Original Message ----- From: "AS" < asvar@op.pl > To: <motherfocus> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 4:46 PM Subject: Focus DVDs.... Hi brother, Is it You, Rodrigo ? I hope You remember me from the past, our corespondence. Similar to You I am an old and true fan of Focus. How is the chance or conditions to get any copy of Focus ? Which of these DVD titles are in the best sound and vision quality ? Let me know, please. With regards, Andrzej Szczerba  
----- Original Message ----- From: richard perusse To: motherfocus Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 5:31 AM Subject: FOCUS montreal, canada 2002 concert review hi Rodrigo, it's been a long time that i didn't talk to you. it's me who made a review of the FOCUS montreal, ( http://www.motherfocus.hpg.com.br/focus/review02.htm ) canada 2002 concert , is it possible for you to send me another time this page, i will saved this one in a file, i had problem with my computer and i lost it ? thanks very much  
----- Original Message ----- From: oswaldo To: motherfocus Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2009 12:41 AM Subject: FOCUS SONGBOOK Hello, I´m looking for this songbook. Can you help me ? Olá, estou procurando o songbook da banda Focus. Onde posso encontrar ? oswaldo@texbras.com.br  
----- Original Message -----
From: Knut Sømme - knut.somme@gmail.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 8:39 AM
Subject: image72.htm Rodrigo

Don’t know if you still maintain the http://www.mpq.com.br/focus/image72.htm page ?
If so, could you please change my e-mail addre to ‘ knut.somme@gmail.com

thanks. Knut Sømme Landmark Information Management Practice
Halliburton Digital and Consulting Solutions
Stavanger, Norway
Tel: +47 51 83 82 88
Mobile: +47 91 83 09 51
Fax: +47 51 83 82 20

Mail address: P.O. Box 200, N-4065 Stavanger, Norway
Visitor address: Eldfiskvegen 1, 4056 Tananger
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Rodrigo Werneck - rod@uriah-heep.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 10:42 PM
Subject: Artigo Focus Fala Mantovani, tudo bem?

Lembra da revista Musical Box, cuja edição com o
seu artigo sobre o Focus esgotou na primeira
turnê da banda por aqui? Pois é, a revista
acabou há alguns anos atrás, mas recentemente
retornou em forma de coluna online, no site Whiplash:

http://whiplash.net/indices/musicalbox.html

Estou publicando alguns artigos antigos,
atualizados e revisados, e também alguns
totalmente novos e inéditos.

Grande abraço!

RW
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Antoine Cutayar - a_cutayar@yahoo.com
To: Motherfocus
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: FOCUS Ola amigo! Isso ainda e seu email?

Abracos

Antoine.
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Olavo Ito - olavoito@gmail.com
To: Mantovani
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 8:18 PM
Subject: Cancelamento do Focus Oi Rodrigo,

Estive conversando com o Bobby e ele estah muito chateado com o cancelamento da tour.

[]s
Olavo
 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lu Pandolfe"
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 7:13 PM
Subject: ENC: Fale Conosco -----Mensagem original-----
De: mfrancis
Enviada em: terça-feira, 8 de abril de 2008 18:41
Para: lupandolfe
Assunto: Re: Fale Conosco BOA NOITE LU....
Está confirmado o show da banda FOCUS aqui no brasil DIA 13 OU 14/06/08 Na
casa de espetaculos Victoria music hall. O Victoria Music Hall fica na Rua
Baraldi n° 743 São Caetano do Sul-ABC- SP
 


-----Mensagem Original-----
From: lupandolfe
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 14:51:50 -0300
To: marcos, victoriahall@victoriahall.com.br ,
mfrancis
Subject: Fale Conosco nome: Lu
email: lupandolfe
ddd:
telefone:
endereco:
cep: 01226001
cidade: são paulo comentario: Oi pessoal, oi Marcelo!
gente e aí, to super feliz de saber que o Focus estará em breve por aqui,
depois de 3 anos finalmente!!! Estive em fevereiro na Holanda e na Bélgica
e pude assistir dois shows do Focus, maravilhosos!! Mas qdo vocês irão
divulgar? A comunidade do Focus do orkut tá super ansiosa, montando caravana
já..

Legal a iniciativa de vocês de traze-los.

Boa sorte
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Gunnar S - radiodean@hotmail.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 6:52 PM
Subject: (Tys) van Leer... Hello!

I've recently found your site. Looks great! You seems to know it all about this great band from the past. For approximately 35 years I have been thrilled by the sound of Focus. It all started with "Live at the Rainbow"...

Now I have a question about Thijs van Leer and one of his soloprojects: "Nice to have met you".
If it's okey with You I would like to attach a small soundfile and ask if You could take some time and analyse
if this might be "Nice to have met you (concrete)" (??)
Another complication is that this album hasn't yet been relaunched as a CD...

I have searched over the whole internet but I still got no answer.

Regards // Gunnar in Sweden


----- Original Message -----
From: Marcelo Burgos - marcelomaburgos@gmail.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:16 AM
Subject: Introspection 92 Há mais de dez anos procuro um disco de Thjis Van Leer . Trata-se do Introspection 92, pois
quando eu morei por um ano na Alemanha, um amigo, que hoje não sei onde está, tinha o CD e eu ouvi muito. Já tentei
baixar pelos emules da vida, mas não existe. Estive na Alemanha algumas outras vezes e sempre procurei pelo CD, que
não existe, idem nos EUA. Obviamente eu não fui ainda à Holanda...
Você conhece alguém que possa me dizer algo a respeito?

Te agradeço e bom domingo!

Marcelo Burgos
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Ciro Hiruma - horizons@terra.com.br
To: Ciro Hiruma
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:15 PM
Subject: Akkerman Oi pessoal,

Meu artigo sobre o show está no blog da Plataforma Brasil Holanda:

http://www.plataformabrasilholanda.blogspot.com

Abraços

Ciro
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Olavo Ito - olavoito@gmail.com
To: parabola2@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:33 PM
Subject: Jan Akkerman no Brasil alguém confirma? INFORMAÇÕES!!!

Quatro grandes nomes da música internacional reunidos epecialmente para turnê na América Latina Os músicos holandeses Jan Akkerman (ex-Focus) e Mike del Ferro e os músicos brasileiros Márcio Bahia e Ney Conceição formam, em parceria inédita, o Brasil Holanda Jazz Connection, em turnê pela América Latina de 07 a 25 de novembro. Criado em 2004 com a intenção de promover diálogos interculturais ao vivo através da música tendo o jazz como a grande referência, o projeto "Plataforma Brasil Holanda Jazz" traz para turnê na América Latina quatro grandes nomes da música internacional que se juntam, especialmente para a 2ª edição de 2007 do projeto, sob o nome de Brasil Holanda Jazz Connection. O tom inusitado e extasiante, devido à união de diferentes estilos e influências musicais dos componetes, certamente caracterizá as apresentações do grupo cujo repertório contará com uma mistura de arranjos nos padrões do jazz de composições de grandes nomes da música além de outras originais. Algumas obras primas do grupo de som psicodélico e inesquecível, o Focus, poderão ser ouvidas em versões contemporâneas. A turnê tem início com concertos nas cidades de La Paz e Santa Cruz, na Bolívia, e depois segue para diversas cidades do Brasil e Argentina. É promovida em parceria com as Embaixadas do Reino dos Países Baixos em La Paz, Brasília e Buenos Aires, os Consulados Gerais dos Países Baixos em São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro e com as Secretarias de Cultura das cidades por onde a turnê passa.

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É isso aí! Jan Akkerman em parcerias inéditas, especialmente para a turnê do "Plataforma Brasil Holanda Jazz". Datas e locais por onde a turnê irá passar serão divulgadas no seguinte endereço: www.plataformabrasilholanda.blogspot.com Tami TM.
WZM Plataforma Brasil Holanda 10/11 - La Paz (Teatro Municipal)
11/11 - Santa Cruz (Centro Cultural Franco-Alemán)
14 /11- Cuiabá (Espaço Clube Feminino)
16/11 - Salvador (Pelourinho - praça pública)
20/11 - Buenos Aires (Teatro Ateneo)
23 e 24/11 - São Paulo (Auditório Ibirapuera)
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Focus Inside Management
To: info@focustheband.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 9:34 AM
Subject: Focus Newsletter Dear Focus fans,

Please visit our website ( www.focustheband.com ) for more information about the upcoming UK tour and other concerts. We also would like to invite you to visit our myspace page via http://myspace.com/focusofficial and become our friend.

Best regards, Focus the band + management
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Leonie van der laan - l.vanderlaan@pasadena.nl
To: Willem Kiewiet de Jonge - willem@pasadena.nl
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 12:22 PM
Subject: Het Rapenburg Concert: Focus, Johnny Cash, La Pat etc. Rapenburgconcert - Leiden 31 aug. 1 & 2 sept. 2007

Dit bericht is bedoeld voor fan's en liefhebbers van de muziek van:

- Focus (New Skin) met Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacobs en Niels van der Steenhoven - vrijdag avond 31 aug.

Het Rapenburgconcert is een gratis toegankelijk 3 daags evenement boordevol sfeel, muziek en gezelligheid

Meer informatie en het programma is te vinden op www.rapenburgconcert.com

l.vanderlaan@pasadena.nl


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eduardo Luedy" < eduardo.luedy@bol.com.br >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 7:20 PM
Subject: larry e philip Caro Rodrigo,

Encontrei a sua página sobre o festival de jazz de São Paulo e gostaria
de perguntar se vc não sabe da existência de algumka gravação em vídeo
da apresentação da dupla Coryell/Catherine. Faz algum tempo a Tv Cultura
exibiu algumas apreesentações daquele festival, mas nada da dupla. Se vc
souber de algo, agradeço a indicação.
Abraços,

Eduardo Luedy
 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefano Benini" < stefano_benini@libero.it >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 10:33 AM
Subject: informations FOR Thijs van Leer

Hi, my name is Stefano Benini and i¹m an italian flute player.
Years ago I¹ve published a book named ³ The flute and the Jazz² which has
bee sold out. I¹ve been proposed to make a new issue. I¹ll heppy if you
could be part of my book¹s new issue.

If you agree I¹m interested toh ave some a picture of you playing your
intruments. I I cooperate with an Italian magazine, if you¹ll be in Verona
or in Italy, I Od like make you an interview.
Let me know if interested.

Best Regards,

Stefano Benini
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Marco Castro - mistimpf@yahoo.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 1:29 PM
Subject: The Focus. My question:

Who it was the first LP of the Focus: "Ind and out Focus" or "Focus plays Focus"?

Marco Castro

Santiago of Chili.
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Melletron@aol.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:07 PM
Subject: Tony Scott Hi Rodrigo,

Just to let you know, Tony Scott passed away this weekend in Rome. He was 85.
Later,

Chuck
 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario Luis" < marioluis_vet@click21.com.br >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:17 AM
Subject: Album Antigo do Focus Olá amigo,

Tenho em minha casa um album do FOCUS lançado no Brasil , com o título " POP
GIANTES" , que foi a versão lançada aqui do " In Out Focus" . Existe o
interesse em receber fotos escaneadas do album ?Pra onde enviar ?

Mario Luis


----- Original Message -----
From: Luciana Pandolfe
To: motherfocus
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:45 PM
Subject: focus Oi Rodrigo, td bem?

Sou a Lu, vi seu nome no site FOCUS TRIBUTE HOME PAGE
Acho que nos conhecemos aqui no ano passado no camarim do show em São Paulo.
Gostaria de manter contato com vc, pois tb sou fã do Focus, fiz uma comunidade no
orkut para o Bobby Jacobs e tb já mantive contato com o Bert Monster.
Vou deixar meu msn aqui p vc ok.

Obrigada

Luciana
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Focus Inside Management
focusinside@zeelandnet.nl
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:38 AM
Subject: UPDATE FOCUS UPDATE FOCUS Things are going great. Focus is back on track again.

The reviews on Focus 9/New Skin are without exception very positive and consider this album to be
one of the best Focus-albums ever: Classic Rock Society. Quotes: ‘If you would have asked what a new Focus album had to sound like in 2007 this would be it’
and ‘It is great to have Focus around still after all these years!’.

The matchless creativity of Thijs van Leer, the return of Pierre van der Linden on drums and the exceptional qualities
of Bobby Jacobs on bass, the highly talented new Dutch guitar hero Niels van der Steenhoven on guitar and master Geert
as sound engineer, makes this line-up (according to fans, critics and journalists) the best in a very long time.
After the succesful gigs of Focus in Denmark, the band is really looking forward to their U.K—tour which will start
on March the 7th. It will be a thrill for the band to perform the new songs for the first time in the U.K. and it must
be an exciting experience for the fans to see the band in this new line-up performing the songs of Focus 9/New Skin.
Please check the latest update on dates and venues at www.focustheband.com By now the album will be available and
distributed in the U.K. and the band is very eager to meet their fans and show them once again and once and for all
that Focus is very alive and kicking.

For the sake of completeness (and as a gesture to the fans) we can inform you that there will be new t-shirts
available with the colorful Focus-logo. The t-shirts are up for sale at the concerts of FOCUS
In addition to the distribution of Focus 9/New Skin in the U.K.; the upcoming U.K-tour and the gigs on the famous
Schwung and Neerpelt-festivals in Belgium, we’re very exited to announce the future release of the latest Focus album
in Japan; which is planned for the end of march.

We really hope to see you at one of the upcoming concerts and –as always- the bandmembers can’t wait to meet you after
the show. Thanks for all the support and ‘keep on Focusing’ on FOCUS All the best and hope to see you soon.

Thijs van Leer
Pierre van der Linden
Bobby Jacobs
Niels van der Steenhoven
Geert Scheijgrond
and Focus Inside Management
 


----- Original Message -----
From: Marco Castro - mistimpf@yahoo.com
To: motherfocus
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 3:43 PM
Subject: The Focus. My answers.

Who it was the first LP of the Focus: "Ind and out Focus" or "Focus plays Focus"?
I have the both, but they don'y appear date of release. We know who the both LP have almost the same tracks, but "In
and..." with record "Polydor" and "Focus plays" with record "Imperial".
Another question: the album "Focus" was edited in 2002. The Focus (New), Has released album after?
Thank you!

Marco Castro
Santiago of Chile.
 


----- Original Message -----
From: " www.focustheband.com for Focus CD's and DVD's" < rock@pagina.nl >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 2:26 PM
Subject: Website!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.focustheband.com is on line!

A great design by Ruben van Leer.
Buy the new CD by http://www.focustheband.com
 


----- Original Message -----
From: " www.focustheband.com for Focus CD's and DVD's" < rock@pagina.nl >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 4:21 AM
Subject: New Skin Focus 9 Dear Focus fans,

The new Focus CD NEW SKIN ( FOCUS 9 ) can be purchased by www.focustheband.com
No creditcard needed. An english lanquage page is available.

More Classic Rock ?
| www.rentrock.nl | www.classicrockbands.nl | http://rock.pagina.nl | www.classicrockphotos.com
 


----- Original Message -----
From: " www.focustheband.com for Focus CD's and DVD's" < rock@pagina.nl >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:04 AM
Subject:

ON THE ROCKS The new band ON THE ROCKS of Jan Dumée with Former Uriah Heep & Lucifers Friend
singer JOHN LAWTON IS going on tour in Holland, Germany and Brazil.
The band will play a festival in Brazil to record a DVD.
Yesterday we heard demo's of the new CD. The Focus flavour is there as songs written
by Jan for Focus are now transformed for OTR. The result is absolutely stunning..
Pictures and review at www.otr-band.co.uk . Please subscribe to the OTR newletter as well...

More Classic Rock ?
| www.rentrock.nl | www.classicrockbands.nl | http://rock.pagina.nl | www.classicrockphotos.com
 


----- Original Message -----
From: " www.focustheband.com " < rock@pagina.nl >
To: <motherfocus>
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2006 2:55 AM
Subject: Website change

Dear Focus fans, The Focus management and I have found eachother in the idea that the Focus Official Homepage
needs a new fresh start with a new and fresh webmaster. So this will be the last newsletter from me to you. The website www.focustheband.com is under
construction from now on. For all informations regarding Focus please contact the management
at focusinside@zeelandnet.nl . Thanks for all your support for Focus over the years. I'm sure the new album and the
website will bring Focus to a high and exciting level.

All the best, Louis Rentrop More Classic Rock ? | www.rentrock.nl | www.classicrockbands.nl | http://rock.pagina.nl | www.classicrockphotos.com

 


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