7pm 4 April 2019
Armidale Town Hall
Emma Rule | soprano
Naomi Crellin | alto
Nick Begbie | tenor
Luke Thompson | bass
Kai Kitamura | vocal percussion
The Idea of North has always been renowned for its exceptional ability to connect musically and emotionally with an audience. They take songs people know and songs they don’t and tell the stories through their enviably imaginative and arresting vocal arrangements – all without touching an instrument.
Duly recognised in its time, with international recording and performance awards and two ARIA Awards here in Australia, The Idea of North is in its most exciting iteration to date with the addition of the incredible vocal percussionist Kai Kitamura. Kai’s ability to emulate an entire acoustic drum kit with nothing but his microphone is astounding even to the most discerning of audiences, as well as the most rhythmic of drummers.
Although their instrumentation is all voices, this is far from the point of the show. The Idea of North will help you forget there are no instruments with their exceptional delivery of their wonderfully created repertoire, their relaxed and easy rapport with the audience, and the depth of their connection to the stories they sing.
If you think you know the limits of what the human voice can create, then hearing and experiencing this astounding group will make you think again.