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FOCO NUEVO in August

Our guests this month have particular connections with us; Gary Shepherd is a guitarist and good friend of Sue’s first guitar teacher, Graeme Marrow (who, sadly, recently passed away), while we met the Kerbside Pickups when they were based at Ahimsa House, and finally Leonor Orellana, who sang with us in the group Gaviota, during the late 1980s.

Gary Shepherd has been playing and teaching guitar for over 35 years. Primarily a fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter, he has performed in many styles and settings. After many years of playing in pubs and clubs he has been reclaiming his folkie roots, and performing at folk and country music clubs and numerous festivals, where he is also sought after to deliver guitar workshops. His performances and workshops invariably attract large and enthusiastic crowds. Come and enjoy Gary Shepherd’s laid-back music, story-telling and good humour. [website]


Kerbside Pickups: The Kerbside Pickups are a community-based music group who started life at Northey Street City Farm about 3 years ago. For a while they were based at Ahimsa House, where their name originated, as they played music regularly on the footpath at Ahimsa’s Saturday morning markets. They have played and sung at Neighbourhood Fairs as well as other events at Northey Street City Farm.

Jumping Fences: Jumping Fences, the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. Accompanied by Ross Gwyther (saxophone and clarinet), Dan Simpson (drums) and James Harper (percussion) along with special guest Leonor Orellana, their songs extend the folk tradition, and give new insights into the breadth of contemporary life. [website]

We are pleased to have Nayita and Manoli offering their tempting Latin American food as well as Maggie’s wonderful cakes. Tea and coffee available.


Foco Nuevo is a reference to Brisbane’s FOCO Club, a lively and alternative performance space which ran on a weekly basis during the late 1960s.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Lachlan and Sue


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KERBSIDE PICKUPS


JUMPING FENCES
with Leonor Orellana

Friday 28th August
8.00 p.m.


ELLEN TAYLOR COMMUNITY CENTRE
(formerly Ahimsa House)

26 Horan Street, West End

Hot Latin American meals, cakes, tea and coffee available

$10 / $7 concession


N.B. BYO
web

www.foconuevo.org.au
email enquiries:

lachlan@foconuevo.org.au

sue@foconuevo.org.au

4 thoughts on “Foco Nuevo

  1. Foco Nuevo in Spring
    Ellen Taylor Community Centre
    26 Horan Street, West End
    Friday September 25th, 2009. 8.00 p.m.

    Ichabod’s Crane: Ichabod’s Crane is the musical moniker taken by, Brisbane based artist, Charity Carleton. Her dusky folk offerings take on a new light in 2009, as she is joined by cellist, Sophie Adamus and drummer, Melinda Laidlaw. Ambient layers of sounds, from acoustic guitar, cello, keys, drums & voice, intertwine with intriguing lyrics, to create pieces which wind themselves delicately through the minds of the audience. Ichabod’s Crane has performed in Brisbane, Melbourne, Northern NSW and in Japan, as well as at Peat’s Ridge Festival 2008-09. She collaborated with Portuguese artist, the Partisan Seed, in 2008, on his second album, ‘Indian Summer’, with the duet, ‘Ofelia’, receiving high rotation airplay overseas. Her most recent solo release is the 2007 EP ‘the Devil and the Deity’.

    Migill: In March 2008 at the Maidenwell folk gathering Gillian Smith (fiddle, mandolin and vocals) and Michael Bourne (guitar and vocals) were jamming quietly on the afternoon of the last day. A musical partnership formed, friendships were forged, and the jamming has continued. Michael and Gillian have recently formed the duo Migill playing a collection of songs and tunes of different genres influenced by a variety of performers. Mostly they love playing together and sharing the music with other players and audiences alike.

    Jumping Fences: Jumping Fences, the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, will be playing their energetic folk, tinged with Cuban flavours. While Ross Gwyther is away overseas, they will be accompanied by Robbie Stewart (lead guitar), Dan Simpson (drums) and James Harper (percussion) along with special guest Leonor Orellana. Their songs extend the folk tradition, and give new insights into the breadth of contemporary life.

    We are pleased to have Nayita and Manoli offering their tempting Latin American food as well as Maggie’s wonderful cakes. Tea and coffee available.

    BYO

    Entry is $10 and $7 (concession)

    1. Jumping Fences at the BUG says:

      Jumping Fences at the BUG
      (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs)

      Muddy Farmer Hotel
      Cr Annerley & Ipswich Roads, Annerley

      Thursday 10th September
      7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

      We’re playing this Thursday night at The BUG, a regular night of folk music, in a slightly different line-up, with Ross Gwyther on clarinet and saxophone, Leonor Orellana as guest vocalist, and Robbie Stewart on guitar, (who will be filling in while Ross has a well-earned break).

      Also appearing are ‘Breandan Nico‘ and ‘The Green Street Project’

      Hope that you can make it.

      regards

      Lachlan and Sue

  2. Ruby Blue plays at the Step Inn says:

    Ruby Blue plays this thurs sept 3, 09 at the Step Inn, cnr of Brunswick St and St Pauls Tce in support of touring band Nea Combo Diffuzion, exponents of dancehall, raggamuffin and reggae.

    They’re on their way to Reggaetown in Cairns.

    I was told they’re from the US but everything about them on the net is in French and one piece of English said they’re from Numea, Africa. So I’m curious!

    Darky Roots, local reggae band, also play.

    Ruby Blue’s on at 10pm.

    Darky roots before.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rne1XDvQK2Q]

    $16 entry

    peter hunt

    1. hello,

      Kooii’s recording this week for a new album in ocean shores.

      While we’re down here we are playing a gig this Sat Sep 12 at the Byron Beach Hotel from 8pm. it’s free entry.

      Kafka’s playing at the same venue thursday Sep 10 from 8pm.

      Peter

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