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 1st July 2022, 6pm

Now a house concert at
31 Arras Street Yeronga.

RSVP HERE by Thursday, 30th June.

Robin Etter-Cleave and Brian Brett are our guest artists for our July Foco Nuevo, joining Jumping Fences for another informal house concert in our garden setting.

Mulled wine, savouries, cakes, tea, and coffee will be available. Please feel free to BYO drinks or food if you wish.

While most COVID restrictions have been lifted we are mindful that the pandemic is far from over so please follow guidelines for minimising the risk of catching and/or transmitting COVID.

Don't miss out! Go to our Registration Page page to reserve your seat.

We would love to see you at our place.

Sue and Lachlan


Brian & Robin

Brian Brett and Robin Etter-Cleave have been playing music together for over 27 years. With their band, Silken Thomas, they played in the Irish music scene in and around Brisbane for many of those years.

They enjoy performing folk and popular music of Ireland, Canada, Australia and England including some sing-a-long songs, some lively toe-tapping ditties and some historical ballads. Along with Brian's witticisms between songs, Robin's fancy flute and penny whistle embellishments and the subtle blend of their voices, this duo is one not to be missed.

Jumping Fences

Jumping Fences — the hosts of Foco Nuevo — play a unique mix of original and Latin American songs. The song-writing partnership of Sue Monk on guitar and vocals, and Lachlan Hurse on electric bass, together with James Harper on drums and Ross Gwyther on tenor sax and clarinet, perform arrangements that move easily between tenderness and energy. Over three decades their poetic and insightful lyrics have explored the lives and feelings of people living on the margins or caught in the midst of struggle.

‘Sometimes you can sing what you cannot say…’