On August 8th, 2019, The Idea of North, Australia's most highly-awarded and best-loved contemporary a cappella group, enchanted audiences with a spectacular performance at the City Recital Hall. Showcasing their unique sound and style, which transcends genres like jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, and comedy, the a cappella quintet delivered an unforgettable evening of vocal harmony.
For the first time ever, City Recital Hall presented a full-length performance by The Idea of North, as they explored vocal harmony throughout the centuries. The audience was treated to a diverse array of musical styles, ranging from Gregorian Chant and Bach to Madrigals, the Andrew Sisters, and contemporary harmony-laden classics.
Audience members were encouraged to discard any preconceptions they may have had about vocal harmony as The Idea of North, with their finely-tuned self-deprecating Australian charm, effortlessly guided them through five centuries of vocal music. The group took listeners on a captivating journey through the golden era of the Baroque, the age of enlightenment, the velvety jazz era, and concluded with a modern twist on pop and rock tunes – unlike anything heard before.
Filled with "wit, charm, and breathtaking musical virtuosity" (The Adelaide Advertiser), The Idea of North demonstrated their "impeccable standard of musicianship" (The Melbourne Age) in a one-night-only vocal harmony extravaganza. As the Sun Herald of Sydney aptly put it, "This a cappella outfit can't put a foot wrong…" Indeed, the evening was an unforgettable experience that will be remembered by all who attended for years to come.
The acclaimed a capella group, The Idea of North, is thrilled to announce the release of their latest album, "Brick by Brick." The talented vocal ensemble, known for their mesmerizing harmonies and captivating performances, has once again showcased their incredible versatility and artistry in this eagerly anticipated album.
"Brick by Brick" features 11 spellbinding tracks, each one a unique journey through the world of vocal music. The album takes listeners on a sonic adventure, exploring diverse genres, styles, and emotions. From the hauntingly beautiful "Alice in the Underground" to the nostalgic warmth of "Furusato," the album is a testament to the group's extraordinary range and skill.
The Idea of North's lineup features the soulful alto vocals of Naomi Crellin, the resonant bass vocals of Luke Thompson, the enchanting soprano vocals of Emma Rule, and the expressive tenor vocals of Nick Begbie. The group is further enhanced by the addition of vocal percussionist Kai Kitamura, whose rhythmic prowess brings a unique dimension to the group's sound.
- Brick By Brick
- Alice In The Underground
- You're Gonna Live Forever In Me
- Rainbow Connection
- Not Perfect
- Heyr Himna Smidur
- Shower The People
- The Cat
- Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
With "Brick by Brick," The Idea of North has crafted an album that transcends the boundaries of traditional a capella music. Their passion, creativity, and unparalleled vocal abilities shine through in every track, making this an album that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on listeners.
"Brick by Brick" is available on all major streaming platforms and music stores. Don't miss your chance to experience the sublime harmonies and intricate arrangements that have made The Idea of North one of the world's most beloved a capella ensembles. Follow the group on social media for updates on upcoming performances, and be sure to catch them live for an unforgettable musical experience.
About The Idea of North The Idea of North is an award-winning a capella group that has been captivating audiences around the world since their formation in 1993. Known for their impeccable harmonies, innovative arrangements, and engaging performances, the group has released numerous albums and received multiple accolades for their work. The Idea of North consists of Naomi Crellin (alto vocals), Luke Thompson (bass vocals), Emma Rule (soprano vocals), Nick Begbie (tenor vocals), and Kai Kitamura (vocal percussion).