All Ages Event
The Idea of North
The Groove Sessions
With special guest vocal percussionist
Kaichiro Kitamura (JAPAN)
Two-time ARIA award-winning jazz vocal artistry.
As a world class act of international renown The Idea of North are undisputed masters of a musical style that continues to thrill audiences. Regarded by their peers as one of the best and most unique live acts in Australia, they have reinvented a cappella and taken it to new heights. The Idea of North’s amazing voices and incredible sound has built them a legion of adoring fans, here and across Europe, Asia and the United States.
"In this exciting new show we're teaming up with the world's most incredible jazz vocal percussionist, Kaichiro Kitamura (JAPAN) for an Australian tour this May. What Kai can do really does have to be seen - but even then you still won't believe it! Kai is well-known the world over as one of the only people ever to have mastered beatboxing in the jazz style. He performs regularly with his own jazz quartet (piano, bass, vocals) in Japan, as their actual drummer. Yes, his vocal emulation of the instrument is so complete he doesn't need a drum kit. He's the groove to our jazz, the rock to our roll - an ideal and seamless addition to our varied repertoire. An exciting evening of astonishing vocalisation and heart-warming music, all presented with TION's endearing and WYSIWYG style. Don't miss this great collaboration. We know you'll love it as much as we do.”
"Strong, polished voices with a blend to envy - a welcome addition to the tradition of great vocal jazz." - Peter Eldridge, New York Voices
"One of Australia's brightest cultural treasures." - Sydney Morning Herald