Focus is a Dutch rock band which was founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer and guitarist Jan Akkerman in 1969, and is most famous for the instrumental pieces Hocus Pocus and Sylvia. The band broke up in 1978, but reformed in 2002 and has been recording and touring since. They have found also renewed fame due to the use of Hocus Pocus by guitarist Gary Hoey on his 1993 album Animal Instinct.