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 7th November, 2014.  8.00 p.m.

Our guests this month are Asch Rose and The HooHa Band. Don't miss out!

Asch Rose: New Zealand born singer/ songwriter Asch-Rose sings with unaffected purity and an astonishing ability to delight and captivate. Drawing influences from folk, country and blues legends - Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Clapton, Cash and Young, Asch-Rose holds a raw and soulful lucidity. Calling more than one town home, she writes intimately and dynamically of life, love and the longings of a restless heart.

Today, she is delighting Australian audiences and was a national finalist at Sydney's "Breaking Ground Competition" in 2012 by Sony Music and Hard Rock Cafe. Earlier this year, Asch-Rose recorded "The Bootleg Sessions", a handful of raw acoustic originals available at performances throughout Brisbane. [website]

The HooHa Band performs a range of musical feels - from a laid back jazzy groove, to something more upbeat that swings hard. With many many hours of event and festival experience, they aim for a distintive acoustic sound even when playing amplified. They constantly receive great feedback about creating that vibrant, festival feel.

They are an experienced and seasoned group of players, with a diverse repertoire, who have a unique voice in the world of Gypsy Swing. The group performs in a lineup that ranges from a two-guitar duo to a five-piece ensemble including; two acoustic guitars, bass guitar, EWi, and cajon. For Foco Nuevo the lineup is Mia O'Brien on swingin rhythm guitar and vocals, Tim O'Brien on razor sharp solos, Jodi Murtha on pulsing bass, and Suzanne Hibbs creating hip and grove on Cajon.

Although the music of Django Reinhardt is still at the core of the band inspiration, they have learned to take Gypsy Swing, in a broad range of directions. [website]

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. Their original works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life and a long association with Latin American culture. [website]

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, tea and coffee will be available.