The Idea of North
A Cappella, Voices & Choirs available for hire, based in New South Wales
As James Morrison says - ‘When you can sing & entertain like ‘The Idea of North’ a band would just get in the way!
As a world class act of International repute ‘The Idea of North’ are undisputed masters of a musical style that continues to thrill audiences around the world wherever they perform.
The Idea of North is Australia’s foremost contemporary vocal ensemble and ranks very highly on the world stage. The group studied at two of Australia’s best music schools – two of the group at The Canberra School of Music and two at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. They have also studied and worked with some of the truly great singers, arrangers and vocal groups including The New York Voices, Tuck and Patti, Gene Puerling (The Hi-Lo’s, Singers Unlimited), Mark Murphy and Cheryl Bentine (Manhattan Transfer). They have also worked and performed with The Real Group (Sweden), Rajaton (Finland) and M-Pact (USA), three of the finest a cappella ensembles in the world today.
Recognised by many major awards and recording successes, including the 2010 ARIA award for ‘Best Jazz Album’ and winners of The Harmony Sweepstakes, the largest international a cappella competition in the world. They have performed at major events in such arenas as The Lincoln Centre in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC and similar venues in many other countries. To hear and see this group in live performance is an unforgettable experience.
The group has appeared on stage with some of Australia’s greatest jazz musicians, including James Morrison and Don Burrows, and in concert series and festivals alongside a number of international artists such as The New York Voices (USA), The Flying Pickets (UK), and Take 6 (USA).
The Idea of North frequently performs to their own sell-out audiences around the world and also at corporate functions, festivals and large multi-bill concerts, on their own and in collaboration with other musicians, both at home in Australia and overseas in the US, Europe and Asia.
The Idea of North is Sally Cameron (soprano), Naomi Crellin (alto), Nick Begbie (tenor) and Andrew Piper (bass), with Joy Hague as deputy alto.
"an impeccable standard of musicianship…" The Melbourne Age
"a truly outstanding vocal quartet…a wonderful group to watch in
performance…truly a sight and sound experience of the highest calibre" Don Burrows