Foco Nuevo in February

Friday, 1st February, 2019

Doors Open 7.00 pm — Music starts 7.30 pm

Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street, West End (
map)Welcome to our first Foco Nuevo for 2019! We hope that our supporters have enjoyed the festive season, and ready for another year of great live music in our relaxed atmosphere!

We’re starting this year with two great songwriters; Caroline Hammond and Steve Tyson, who moreover are captivating performers.

Don’t miss them, you’ll regret it!

Lachlan and Sue

Caroline Hammond is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty and earthiness. Artful, lyrical and profoundly evocative, Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres, from blues to gospel, reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk. With acoustic guitar, ukulele and resonant voice as her vehicles, she will take you on a journey through life, loss, love and the magic of ordinary things, this is acoustic music to move the feet and the soul! [website]
Steve Tyson: Well known to Brisbane audiences as a member of worldly folk-rock band Rough Red and via the release of three solo albums, Byron Bay-based singer-songwriter Steve Tyson has presented his music live in a variety of formats. He embarks soon on a new tour with his swaggering band Steve Tyson & The Train Rex, and recently performed some shows in collaboration with jazz pianist Dave Spicer.

But at the heart of his performances are the songs. It has often been said by critics that the mark of a great song is if it still delivers the message, if it still works, when played when stripped bare, just the singer and his instrument. Steve loves performing in this mode, just him and his guitar (and the occasional loop pedal) and telling the stories behind his contemporary folk songs that are influenced by everything from The Beatles to the blues, but are decidedly Australian in content. [website]

Jumping Fences play a unique fusion of Latin American and original songs, creating a sensitive insight into the daily struggles of people. The song-writing partnership of Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse join forces with Ross Gwyther on tenor sax and clarinet, and James Harper on percussion, developing arrangements that move easily between tenderness and energy, supporting lyrics that weave a rich fabric from the poetry of everyday life. [website]

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