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 5th August 2022, 6pm

House concert at
31 Arras Street Yeronga.


This month Jumping Fences will be joined by guests Asleep at the Reel, for our next house concert in our inviting garden setting.

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

While most COVID restrictions have been lifted we are mindful that the pandemic is far from over so please follow guidelines for minimising the risk of catching and/or transmitting COVID.

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


Asleep at the Reel

Asleep at the Reel evoke the sound of the lively Irish pub. The band's repertoire is powered by the deft song writing of Brisbane historian, Mark Cryle, who rose to prominence in the 1990s with Spot the Dog. Cryle's songs, according to a recent reviewer in Dublin's Irish Music Magazine, ‘evoke the centres of our Irish world whether it be the pub or the Parish; he has conjured up places where craic and companionship are the glue of life’.

Jumping Fences

Jumping Fences — the hosts of Foco Nuevo — play a unique mix of original and Latin American 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. Over three decades their poetic and insightful lyrics have explored the lives and feelings of people living on the margins or caught in the midst of struggle.

‘Sometimes you can sing what you cannot say…’