As winter sets in come and join in the warm atmosphere of Foco Nuevo, which this month features special guests Stockade, and Koji Matsunobu.
Stockade is a vibrant band from Brisbane, playing a unique blend of blues and folk, celtic and gospel, with hints of bluegrass and gypsy jazz, featuring the fabulous original songs of seasoned musicians Chuck and Chrissy Euston.
With roots in Brisbane, then spending over 25 years working and travelling throughout the country, Chuck and Chrissy share a great passion for Australia and its amazing landscape and history. Their lyrics often reflect its beauty, and our need to preserve its treasures. Their performances are vibrant, emotive and carry an unmistaken positive and uplifting undercurrent. [website]
Koji Matsunobu is a shakuhachi player and maker. He began studying Japanese music while majoring in piano. He has been dedicated to temple-based lineage of shakuhachi music and playing the honkyoku repertoire on the ji-nashi shakuhachi, a type of shakuhachi that is made with minimum artificial modification in order to maximize the character that the individual bamboo segment naturally bears. He harvests bamboo, fashions it into flutes, and performs/listens to nature. He uses the shakuhachi to illuminate the pre-modern musical, spiritual, ecological sensitivity in the modern realm.
Jumping Fences; the song-writing partnership of Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk, play a unique mix of original and Latin American songs, bridging the gap between Australian and World music. Their songs, heard from Brisbane factories to concerts in Havana, have evocative lyrics with compelling vocals and rhythm to match. We’ll be playing with Ross Gwyther on sax and clarinet, Robbie Stewart on lead guitar and our percussion team; James Harper and Dan Simpson. [website]
Hope to see you there,
Lachlan and Sue
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Friday June 3
174 Boundary Street
(Next to the West End Library. Go to Google Maps for directions)
$10 / $7 concession
Maggie’s delicious cakes, tea and coffee on sale.