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 5th December, 2014.  8.00 p.m.

Come along and celebrate the end of the year with guest performers Rivermouth and Three Miles from Texas.

Rivermouth: We live in the stormwater drains beneath Brisbane's West End. Our music is a blend of spoken word, hip hop, jazz, funk, reggae and excellent chai. Lyrics are important. We want to tickle your cerebrum and tug your heartstrings at the same time. Our vocalist is a cross between a typewriter and a megaphone. Our keyboardist is a classically trained virtuoso mad scientist. Our bassist plays in the Richter scale. Our drummer's great-grandfather was a metronome. Dance to our music or you can just sit, listen, stroke your chin and nod thoughtfully. [website]

Three Miles from Texas: In 2011, Brisbane act 'Little Secrets' decided on a name change before releasing their new self titled recording in 2012.

Original members, Michael Tully, Rob Stewart and Tony Mockeridge asked their friend and major contributor to their CD, Rose Broe, if she would join as a permanent member. Due to a momentary lapse of reason, Rose agreed. Her multi instrumental and vocal talents have added another dimension to the performances, much to the delight of band and audience.

3 Miles From Texas play all original material taken from their 3 group recordings on the Fruitbat Records label. They are committed to making every show the best it can be, and always show up on time. Between the punctuality and dynamics you just might think, 'I'm glad I showed up.' [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.

Tea and coffee / BYO