Jan Akkerman & Band live in Dortmund 2024

Datum 30.11.2024

Blue Notez Club
Joseph-Cremer-Str. 25
44141 Dortmund

Beginn 20:00 Uhr
Tickets Eventim

Absolute Gitarren Legende aus den Niederlanden. Rund 30 Alben – auf denen er Rock, Jazz, Blues, klassische Musik und Tanz in seinem eigenen unverwechselbaren Stil kombinierte. Die Arbeit mit Focus war auf seinem Weg ein echter musikalischer Meilenstein:

Akkerman gained international fame with Focus from 1969 – 1976 where he recorded a number of breakout albums; ‘Focus Plays Focus / In And Out Of Focus’ (1970), ‘Focus II/Moving Waves’ (1971) which reached the album chart in the UK #2, Netherlands #4 and #8 in the US going Gold. This album spawned the mega-hit ‘Hocus Pocus’ which reached #9 on the US Billboard Chart, #12 in The Netherlands and #20 in the UK singles chart and the song has gone on to appear on numerous TV shows such as Top Gear, Saxondale, Skins, Supernatural, Vinyl, My Name is Earl and Shameless as well we the 2007 film Hot Fuzz, 2014 remake of Robocop, 2017s Baby Driver and numerous TV advertisements including Nike. The song has been covered by a number of other artists including Iron Maiden, Marillion, Helloween, Gary Hoey, The Vandals and Vanessa-Mae. Focus toured Europe and the US including shows with Gentle Giant, Frank Zappa and Yes. In 1973 Melody Maker declared him the ‘Best guitarist of the world’, above Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.