sounds of our town

 hosted by Jumping Fences


Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the performance project
of Jumping Fences, where we have adapted the Latin American peña into our own informal concert held on the First Friday of every month.

Our home base is Kurilpa Hall at 174 Boundary Street West End.

6 October, 2017 8.00 p.m.

Following our very successful September Foco Nuevo we're very pleased to welcome our guests for October, Julie Witney and Caroline Hammond. It's going to be another great night.

Julie Witney has been playing music around South East Queensland since her early folk days in the “Rantan Bush Band”. Her repertoire covers a variety of styles from fingerpicking blues and bluegrass to popular songs and jazz stylings. Recent bands she has been in include the “Sunrise Road Duo” (guitar and vocals) and “The Swing Beans” (double bass and vocals).

For Foco Nuevo she will be interpreting mostly well-known songs from her extensive repertoire. Please join her and sing along!

Caroline Hammond is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty and earthiness. Artful, lyrical and profoundly evocative, her music is still essentially about the magic of ordinary things. Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres, blues to gospel, reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk, with guitar, ukulele, Afro-Cuban percussion, and voice as her vehicles.

Joining Caroline on stage is the wonderfully versatile and energetic guitarist Craig Claxton, a veteran of the Brisbane music scene and Suzanne Hibbs, one of Brisbane's best percussionists and a familiar face behind drum kits and percussion rigs all over the South East. This is music to move the feet and the soul! [website]

Jumping Fences: Energised by their Cuban tour, Jumping Fences will be playing their unique mix of original and Latin American songs. [website].

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, savouries, tea and coffee available.