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 folk concert held on the First Friday of every month.

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

Friday 6th March, 2015.  8.00 p.m.

Come along and celebrate our 7th birthday! Our guests this month are Sadie and Jay, and the Toni Pollard Band.

Sadie and Jay: sing with earthy and soaring harmonies accompanied by a variety of instruments. A beautiful collision of divergent music styles creating music that immediately draws you in. Their repertoire of originals and eclectic covers is a mix of moving ballads, humorous ditties & high paced musical romps. With the able assistance of percussionist extraordinaire Suzanne Hibbs they will be performing songs from their new album "CURIOUS" as well as some quirky takes on familiar tunes. [website].

The Toni Pollard Band:From Brisbane the band play Memphis Blues, Vintage 1920s Street Jazz, Skiffle, a genre of folk music from the turn of the century in New Orleans & original compositions by Pollard a finalist in The Australian Songwriting Awards in 2013. Instrumentation includes Acoustic Guitar, Upright/Electric Bass, Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Vocals & all manner of traditional & home made percussive instruments. This music has a life of its own with an intensity & energy that delights audiences of all ages.[website].

Jumping Fences: Fresh from a trip to Cuba, a great source of musical inspiration, 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.

Tea and coffee / BYO