The Idea of North

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my work at 98.5 Sonshine FM?

I had the opportunity to chat to accapella group The Idea of North this morning. They’re a group of singers that are hard to categorise but very easy to listen to.

They’re in Perth for a number of shows with their final local appearance at the Charles Hotel tonight.

While they were in the studio we talked about their music and the enjoyment they get from performing. I played one song from their latest CD, Live from the Powerhouse, (their first ever live recording) and even got a live performance as part of the interview.

If you’re still trying to get an idea of what The Idea of North is all about here’s a bit of bio info.

Now regarded by their peers as undeniably unique and one of the best live musical acts in the world, they have reinvented a cappella and taken it to new heights.The Idea of North’s incredible sound and superb arrangements, coupled with their relaxed presentation and endearing sense of humour have made them a live act which goes well beyond the extraordinary quality of their recordings.

Their live performances in concerts, at festivals, corporate events and clubs small and large contain an absorbing diversity of songs from jazz, pop and contemporary standards and ballads, liberally mixed with original compositions and all superbly arranged in the group’s unique style.

Each performance is specifically and carefully tailored to suit the wide variety of audiences that regularly attend their largely sold out shows.

If that’s still not enough to get an understanding of Idea of North, listen in to our conversation using the media player below.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • they have been getting around….I have heard them on three radio stations now….good to see them getting some publicity…they are a class act.

  • I had the pleasure of being their sound guy when they were in Perth a few years back, doing a concert/workshop at Subiaco Church of Christ, through Scope music.

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