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 February, 2015.  8.00 p.m.

Come along and welcome in the first Foco Nuevo for 2015, with our guests Ian Dearden and Kabuki Kombi.

Ian Dearden: For the past 40 years, Ian Dearden has been a passionate musical performer.From his high school rock band to university folk clubs, in solo, duo and band configurations, Ian has performed and busked at clubs, pubs & festivals throughout Australia, UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Ian’s skilled guitar playing, heartfelt singing, and a repertoire that includes original, traditional and contemporary songs never fails to engage.

In December, 2014 he released his debut album, What Took You So Long?, containing 12 original songs in superb, harmony-drenched acoustic arrangements. With delightful vocal and instrumental contributions from leading Australian musicians and songwriters including Liz Frencham, Fred Smith, Mark Cryle, Caroline Hammond, Rhiannon Fenn and Mark Ziza, as well as London-based Polish classical cellist Evva Mizerska, this is the distillation of 40 years of songwriting and performing. The album can be purchased online by clicking here.

Kabuki Kombi: Entertaining, quirky, a bit irreverent and occasionally poignant, Kate and Bernard write songs that butter a bit of pop on top of a rich cake of gypsy jazz rhythms and anything else that takes their fancy. Their narrative lyrics draw on every day life, people they've met and the occasional TV show but are always written with a wry grin.

Kate and Bernard came together through their shared love of cabaret and theatre. Both have separately played and sang in many bands, choirs and shows. Each recognised the other as a kindred wanderer and have created Kabuki Kombi to explore their passion for song writing.

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