sounds of our town

 hosted by Jumping Fences


For Performers

Do you enjoy playing to an appreciative audience in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere? Do you enjoy feeling part of the music making community in Brisbane and hearing other local musicians? If you do then Foco Nuevo could be the place for you.


Since April 2019 our regular venue, Kurilpa Hall has not been available for Foco Nuevo. As a consequence, for much of 2020 we streamed Foco Nuevo with guest musicians joining us from various parts of the world.

In November 2020 we took the decision to resume live performances in House Concerts from our home in Yeronga, Queensland. The format has changed with a shorter program, with one guest act joining Jumping Fences. Concerts have been videoed, and edited, online versions are available (Click here).

Given the unstable situation regarding COVID-19 restrictions this arrangement will continue for the forseeable future. The relaxed atmosphere and the warm audience response — hallmarks of Foco Nuevo — are still there! If you are interested in performing please get in touch. Please email

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Foco Nuevo welcomes new musicians as well as keeping a space for those who come and support us on a more regular basis. In the troubadour style, we particularly encourage original material.

Foco Nuevo has been going continuously since 2008 and during that time we have enjoyed meeting musicians who share our passion for music and a desire to build a community of musicians. We encourage our guest performers to participate in the whole night, soak up the atmosphere and hear other performances on the night.

Sound equipment: We have a small PA system with foldback, and a sound person who mixes on the night. There is a bass amp and a small AER acoustic amplifier on stage, DIs, vocal and instrument mics available. Set up time and sound checks can usually be organised after 5.30 p.m.

Fees: Foco Nuevo is self-funded, and all musicians get a split of the door takings (our only source of income). We know that it's not a lot, but we try and maintain a sense of equality between the performers, and ensure that performers’ costs are met.

Availability: As we hold the event on a monthly basis only, the available spots fill up quickly so please contact us early if you would like to perform.

Publicity: If you are interested in performing at Foco Nuevo please send us a portrait-shaped photo, up to 80 word description of your music and any links to online music samples or websites. We update the upcoming performers’ page on our website each month. Our main form of advertising is our email flyer which we send out on the Friday of the week before Foco Nuevo. We would ask that you forward this to your email lists and supporters to maximise attendance on the night.

It may be worthwhile to come and see what Foco Nuevo is like, to get an idea of how suitable it is for you. If you come, please come and say hello. We hope to see you there.

Best wishes

Sue and Lachlan