sounds of our town

hosted by Jumping Fences


Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the regular performance space for Jumping Fences, where we hold concerts on the First Friday of every month.

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

Foco Nuevo in September

7th September, 2018 8.00 p.m.

Welcome the first week of Spring with a night of live music! Our guests for September are Yellowbird and Steve Tyson and Dave Spicer.

YellowBird will delve into their love, peace and belonging collection with warm harmonies, yeehar guitar, jingling banjo, blistering bass, happy pill ukulele, harmonica and sighing saw; delivered by Francesca Lejeune, Tony Moore, Wayne Reinhardt and Geoffrey Smith. Tap, sing or hum along to some oldies and goldies as well as band originals, some of which you may have heard before. [website].

Steve Tyson with Dave Spicer: ‘…one of Australia's leading contemporary songwriters’ (Trad & Now), Steve Tyson has released three critically acclaimed albums, with the latest Wrong Train Right Station, picking up reviews such as these… ‘The tracks on this third solo set reveal a master song craftsman with a nuanced lyrical touch and strong melodies.’ (Noel Mengel, Courier Mail).

Steve has been touring the album this past year, performing either solo or with his band, but is constantly looking at re-inventing himself, searching for new ways to present his music. In a series of special shows, he is collaborating with one of Australia's finest jazz pianists Dave Spicer, to present a very different spin to his roots-based songs. Dave has been a finalist for international competitions including the Australian National Jazz Awards, the country's most prestigious jazz award.

This performance, a fusion of story-based folk music with jazz voicings, is not to be missed. [website]

Jumping Fences: Jumping Fences maintain their unique fusion of Latin American and original songs. The song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with Ross Gwyther on tenor sax and clarinet, and James Harper on percussion to create an innovative style. Their dynamic arrangements move easily between tenderness and energy and their lyrics weave the rich poetry of everyday life into broad social themes [website].

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, savouries, tea and coffee available.