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.

Friday 2nd September, 2016.  8.00 p.m.

Our guests this month are Mark Davidson, and the Toni Pollard Band. Hope to see you there!

Mark Davidson is a Brisbane singer-songwriter who follows the tradition of story-telling, with a ‘warm narrative style, crisp delivery and gentle lyrics exploring strong universal themes. Themes of family, humanity with all its flair and flaws and the unifying power of music’ (Joy Duncan).

For this concert he will be joined by Christine (Bowie) Venner-Westaway on harmony vocals, well-known to Brisbane audiences for her high quality, rich, soprano voice, and Mick Donelly on guitar, slide and mandolin, who will weave some of his instrumental magic. [website]

Toni Pollard Band plays Vintage Jazz, Blues and Swing. Featuring an eclectic array of songs and instrumentals the band draw on influences by the likes of Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, and The Memphis Jug Band. Inspired by the 1920s New Orleans era, the band is rollicking and rhythmic in their delivery with a great sense of fun. Instruments include double bass, acoustic guitar, banjo, sax and percussion. [website].

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with Ross Gwyther, Dan Simpson, James Harper and Robbie Stewart, to create an innovative style that is inspired by their long association with Latin American singer-songwriters. Dynamic arrangements move easily between tenderness and energy and their lyrics take the rich poetry of everyday life into bigger social themes, creating strong points of connection for their audiences. [website]

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, tea and coffee available.