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.


1 December, 2017 8.00 p.m.

We have reached a milestone; this will be our 100th Foco Nuevo concert. Joining us on this special occasion will be Helen Ashworth and Silken Thomas. Come along and celebrate with us!

Helen Ashworth is a passionate musician, guitarist and world traveller, and since completing her studies in Jazz Guitar at Central Qld Conservatorium in 2012, she has spent the last few years travelling the world, playing shows and writing the framework for her debut recording.

Helen's music is strongly influenced by jazz and blues music, as well as the many nations and cultures around the world that she has seen, experienced and grown to love over the past few years [website].

Silken Thomas are Brian Brett, Ian Evans, Rose Broe and Robin Etter-Cleave, performing toe-tapping folk music and ballads. Robin has a magic flute, Brian and Ian have guitars that gently weep, and Rose has her own trained accordion and the audacity to play it in public. Come along and enjoy the fun with these seasoned musicians [website].

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with Ross Gwyther, James Harper and Robbie Stewart to create an innovative style inspired by a 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, savouries, tea and coffee available.