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Texel are back with their new album “Metropolitan”.

The music cooperative formed and fronted by Danish Keyboard player Steffen Staugaard and UK Guitarist Neil Gowland have invited a variety of great musicians to play on this release.

“Metropolitan” also features special guests; former Focus guitarist Niels van der Steenhoven, world renowned drummer Marco Minnemann and Tigermoth Tales Peter Jones on vocals.

Metropolitan is composed of 10 brand new instrumental tracks and 1 vocal song.

To know more: https://texel1.bandcamp.com

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FOCUS - HOCUS-POCUS
The Life & Journey Of Music's Dutch Masters

by Peet Johnson

The first fully comprehensive chronological and biographical record of the innovative and hugely influential group, Focus - from its infancy in 1969 right through to the present day.

Compiled from more than 180 exclusive interviews with past and present band members and associates.

This 340 page book documents the dramatic roller-coaster ride from early struggles, meteoric global success, hits, misses, break-ups, tragedies, bitter law suits and eventual resurrection.

Also includes 20 pages of - many never before published - photographs.

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FROM BOURNEMOUTH TO BEVERLY HILLS: TALES OF A TUB-THUMPER

by Colin Allen

Why did I write my memoirs?

It’s an idea I had toyed with over the last several years - people would sometimes say, “You’ve lived a pretty interesting life and you've made old bones - you should write a book". Also after almost fifty years of lyric writing and other compositional chores related to the music business,
I thought it was something I might be able to pull off and at the same time, find some enjoyment in the process. I finally started to pound the QWERTY shortly after my daughter remarked, "Yeah Papps, you should write a book - I want to know what you got up to".

So….. eighty years that followed my birth just prior to WWII, growing up during the "ration book" era in a southern seaside resort,
then an apprenticeship in the aircraft industry during which time I discovered a love for jazz and consequently, a passionate interest in the art of playing the drums, as well as - like most men - being partial to the company of the fairer sex. I travelled the world, lived in three different countries, finally settling in Stockholm and can honestly say, I had a job I really enjoyed - perhaps that is the much sought after, "Secret of Life".

I’ll leave it there.

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