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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 1st July, 2016.  8.00 p.m.

This Foco Nuevo brings a novel twist; members of Rough Red will be presenting songs from their Songwriters' Circle project, to be followed with a set of classic Rough Red songs, along with a set from Jumping Fences. Hope to see you there!

Rough Red Songwriters' Circle: A review in Rhythms Magazine said this about Rough Red… “The band is riddled with enough anomalies to arouse apoplexy in a psychoanalyst. On one hand, they're your quintessential macho Oz band, with pointed Aussie accented folk/rock statements, and yet, paradoxically, they're a well-kept secret at home compared to Europe. On the other hand, the band also has a SNAG side that's expressed in genteel balladry with pop and country sensibilities. The fact that all members are singers and songwriters with musical outlets outside of Rough Red might account for the band's wide range of references and material and its polished vocal harmony”.

It is this latter statement that has seen the band move into new territory on stage. The individual members' solo and side projects have resulted in 17 albums produced between them, over a 21 year career. With this incredible portfolio and experience to call on, Rough Red is presenting a new show in 2016, where all five members perform tunes from their respective solo albums, backed up by the other lads, in classic ‘songwriters' circle’ format. Their new album OUT OF THE RED is a compilation of the circle songs.

Rough Red: One of Australia's most travelled bands, Rough Red has taken its original brand of folk-rock to Europe seven times, performing at some of the world's great folk and roots music festivals, including Bardentreffen in Nuremburg, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Brosella Folk Festival in Belgium, Galway Arts Festival in Ireland, Vikedal Roots Music Festival in Norway, and the Skagen Festival in Denmark. The Reds have released seven albums over two decades year, with songs that reflect the band's Australian heritage and extensive travels. [website].

Jumping Fences: the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk join forces with Ross Gwyther, Dan Simpson, James Harper and Robbie Stewart, to create an innovative style that is inspired by their long association with Latin American singer-songwriters. Dynamic arrangements move easily between tenderness and energy and their lyrics take the rich poetry of everyday life into bigger social themes, creating strong points of connection for their audiences. [website]

Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

Cakes, tea and coffee available.