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 7th May 2021, 6pm

RSVP HERE by Wed 5th May.

In May Foco Nuevo celebrates the International Day of the Worker in our COVID-Safe house concert. We'll be joined by Rebecca Wright and The Combined Unions Choir for another wonderful night of music.

Please note that as numbers of house guests are still restricted it is essential that you RSVP as soon as possible, and no later than Wednesday May 5th, to ensure your place.

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

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


Rebecca Wright

Rebecca is well-known on the Australian folk circuit for her gracefully grounded solo performances, inspired songwriting and sensitive cello playing. Since bursting onto the Brisbane folk scene at just age 16, she has played at countless festivals and folk clubs, including the worldrenowned Woodford, National and Port Fairy Festivals.

Rebecca will be sharing a rousing and reflective selection of songs that have opened her eyes to the struggles and victories of workers in the past and present. 



The Combined Unions Choir

Covid restrictions couldn’t stop the Brisbane Combined Unions Choir. They put their skates on and rehearsed by Zoom, even completed two songs by Zoom and Youtube! Older yes, but stronger than ever, keeping busy with a new project… Under the Cover of Covid, stories of working through the pandemic — with their favourite songwriters Sue and Lachlan and community theatre writer Therese Collie. Listen to the choir and learn, it’s never too late to join or rejoin.


Jumping Fences

Jumping Fences — the hosts of Foco Nuevo — play a unique mix of Latin American and original 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, supporting lyrics that reveal an incisive insight into Australian life.