Three members and one former member of Focus have worked together to launch a double instrumental album under the band name Swung.
The first volume features bassist and producer Bobby Jacobs and drummer Pierre van der Linden plus ex-guitarist Niels van der Steenhoven. The second sees the rhythm section team up with current guitarist Menno Gootjes.
Jacobs says: “These are studio versions of all the fun we have during our Focus sound checks – often before Father Focus, Thijs van Leer, arrives. We always start to play from zero, and is is what happens.”
The first self-titled album was released as a tour-only title, while the second part is brand new. The later lineup are opening for Focus on their current UK tour dates.
Remaining UK tour dates
Nov 19: Kinross Green Hotel
Nov 20: Glasgow Ferry
Nov 21: Hull Fruit
Nov 22: Sheffield Corporation
Nov 23: Liverpool Cavern Club
Nov 24: Swansea Scene
Nov 25: York Duchess
Nov 26: Sale Waterside
Nov 27: Leamington Spa Assembly
Nov 28: Lowdham Village Hall
Nov 29: Devizes Long Street Blues
Nov 30: Ilminster Square & Compass