sounds of our town

hosted by Jumping Fences


Welcome to the homepage of Foco Nuevo, the regular performance space for Jumping Fences and guests, held on the First Friday of every month.

Friday 3rd May 2024, 6pm

House concert at
31 Arras Street Yeronga.

Admission: $15
(Eftpos available)

Reserve your seat HERE.

Our annual May Day special features the rousing songs of the Combined Unions Choir and the unique political satire of Absolutely Scandalous, joining with Jumping Fences for a celebration of the International Day of the Workers.

Don't miss out on Foco Nuevo! Register here to reserve your seat.

Savouries, cakes, tea, and coffee will be available. Please feel free to BYO if you wish.

We would love to see you at our place.

Sue and Lachlan


Combined Unions Choir

The Brisbane Combined Unions Choir is where arts and social justice meet. They've been singing for more than 35 years and are stronger than ever!

Their mission: helping ordinary singers find their voice and advancing social justice.

The Choir meets Thursday evenings at Queensland Council of Unions. Whether you learn by listening, or read music, there is no audition. Come share your passion for workers' rights and social justice and find joy singing in four part harmony.


Absolutely Scandalous

Absolutely Scandalous are baaaccckkk for another May Day gig at Foco Nuevo. You want to know what his wife wished Barnaby Joyce had sung when he was found, upside down, in the dark streets of Canberra? You want to know what the victims of wage theft warble while their bosses live it up? Absolutely Scandalous provide the answers accompanied by the heavenly melodies, unpredictable tempo and soaring harmonies that you'll never find in a Wikipedia article, no matter how much you've drunk. No animals will be harmed in the making of this performance.


Jumping Fences

Jumping Fences’ songs traverse working lives, migration and exile, and everyday hopes and joys. Their long association with Latin American music resonates deeply in their own compositions. They toured to Cuba in 2017 and 2018, and nationally they have performed at numerous festivals and venues in South-East Queensland and Victoria. They have composed songs for choirs and conducted workplace songwriting and performance projects in association with the Qld Council of Unions. They have released five recordings, most recently ‘Satellites’. [website]