I’m kicking off my week of talented Australian musos with my favourite band that I fell in love with back in 2001 after I saw them do a rendition of “When somebody loved me” from Toy Story 2.
I know this isn’t them, but the arrangement is. Get your tissues ready.
Having been in the business for over 20 years, they have been through a few members but the core group has remained. Mixing Jazz, pop and even big band numbers, this accapella group is one of those rare gems that is so rare, that you are almost tempted not to publicise them for fear that they will soon become lost in the music machine.
Needless to say, after 20 years, this is not the case. Once I was able to support myself financially, the first thing I did was go about getting their back collection of albums. Yes, their songs are repeated, yes, logically that does not make sense, and no, I do not care.
Depending on how you feel, you could easily pop in one of their upbeat, happy albums and any chores you need to do is gone in an “album”. There is nothing better than coming out of a trance and hey… the bedroom is clean or the dishes done.
And because they are a local band, tickets to see them are reasonably priced. Although having said that, I really hope more people come across their work because they are simply phenomenal. I went to their 2010 “Feels like Spring” album launch as a birthday present from S (thanks S!). I was fortunate enough to see them live last year really close to where I live and if you followed my instagram account, you would have seen me completely fanboy out over them.
Hell, I even lost my voice and couldn’t speak when I finally got the chance to meet them. It was ridiculous. Of course, my friends D & B thought it was hilarious but gracious enough to hold the camera and push me to get their autographs. I think it’s one of my most prized possessions.
A taste of what they sound like:
If you are keen to know more from them, then here is where you go to start:
Their website: The Idea of North
Facebook page: The Idea Of North
Youtube Channel: #TheIdeaOfNorth
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