So who are The Idea of North?
In short, they're a quartet of musicians, serious about their music without taking themselves too seriously.
Their instrumentation: voice (soprano), voice (alto), voice (tenor) and voice (bass), with a little bit of vocal percussion thrown in. They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but they cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy.
They have eleven albums in the catalogue, a significant local and international fan base, and increasingly regular local and international work. With over ten years experience performing for private and corporate functions, The Idea of North can tailor a program to suit almost any event.
While the group's overriding style is to sing without instruments (a cappella), The Idea of North has a wide range of shows with broad appeal and entertainment value. They move their audiences from tears to laughter and create a rapport that reaches all ages and tastes. The typical audience response to all their gigs is a mixture of awe at their musicianship and sheer enthusiasm for their showmanship.
"[The Idea of North] is one of this country's most unique live entertainment acts... a perfect entertainment solution." - James Morrison
With four 'Mo' Award nominations, two ARIA awards and a number of recording and performance awards from the USA under their belt, The Idea of North has truly reinvented its musical style and have 'rescued instrument-free singing from the 80's'(Sydney Morning Herald).
Past clients include Audi, Bayer, Toyota, HIA, PNG Mining Corporation, St Luke's Hospital (Singapore), Australian Rugby Union, The Garvan Institute, Clipsal 500, MS Australia, UNSW and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.