Book us for your event

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, one ARIA award 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.

For more information, references or to have a chat about how The Idea of North could put together a performance to fit your event, please call Andrew on +61 414 836 466 or email office@idea.com.au.

Book us for your school

The Idea of North works regularly with schools, universities and other educational institutions, choirs and musical ensembles. Their high school program includes a Classroom Resource Kit; a syllabus guided education package for teachers and students. It covers seven modules (each based on a song in the group's repertoire) across all high school music levels and includes classroom exercises, arrangements for vocalists, choirs and instrumentalists. It is provided prior to the group's visit for teachers to introduce in preparation for the workshops, and is designed to be used as an ongoing tool in students' general music education.

For more information about our schools workshop/concert program, please visit the Workshop section of our site.

Book us for your festival

The Idea of North has been playing at vocal, jazz and arts festivals the world over since 1998. Their frequent travels have seen them perform at festivals in the USA, Germany, Sweden, France and right across Asia and Oceania.

They bring a quality and uniqueness to any program, and their ability to connect with audiences of many tastes and backgrounds make them a perfect inclusion in many festivals.

In many cases The Idea of North have made a point to learn material in the native language of the country they are performing in, with great results and popularity. Thus far the group has learnt songs in Japanese, German, Korean, French and Portuguese.

Past festival performances include: Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Tasmania Festival of Voices, Australian Gospel Music Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival (USA), Leipzig International A Cappella Festival (Germany), Tampere Vocal Festival (Finland), Vokal Total Vocal Festival (Germany), UNC Jazz Festival (USA), CKS Summer Jazz Festival (Taiwan), Voicemania A Cappella Festival (Austria) and MusicFest Vancouver (Canada).

For more information, references or to have a chat about how you might include The Idea of North in your festival, please call Andrew on +61 414 836 466 or email office@idea.com.au.