The Idea Of North

Profile:
Australian a cappella quartet.
The group first formed in 1993 when four friends started singing together for fun. In 1997 they decided to record some of the songs they had learnt. The group's name is taken from radio broadcasts of pianist Glenn Gould. Due to the success of the first album they start performing professionally. In 2010, they won the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award for best jazz album for their sixth studio album, James Morrison And The Idea Of North - Feels Like Spring, and in 2013, they won the ARIA award for best jazz album for their ninth studio album, The Idea Of North - Smile.
In 2003 they won the prestigious 'Harmony Sweepstakes' Open A Cappella Competition in the US, including awards for 'Audience Favourite' and 'Best Original Arrangement'. In addition they won four times an award of the 2011 Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA): 2005 for Best Jazz Song (Rachel) and for Best Jazz Album (The Idea Of North - Evidence), 2010 and 2011 for Favourtie Oceanic Group.
The group commenced with Trish Delaney-Brown on soprano vocals, Megan Corson on alto, Nick Begbie on tenor and Andrew Piper on bass and vocal percussion. In early 2002 Naomi Crellin replaced Megan Corson on alto vocals. In 2008 Sally Cameron replaced Trish Delaney-Brown on soprano vocals. Between 2011-2012 Naomi Crellin was replacy by Joy Hague for a short break. In Feb 2017 the band announced, that Andrew Piper and Sally Cameron have decided to move on to pursue other personal goals and interests.
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Albums

ION 97007-2 The Idea Of North - The Idea Of North album art The Idea Of North The Idea Of North(CD, Album) The Idea Of North ION 97007-2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
934 002-2 The Idea Of North - The Sum Of Us album art The Idea Of North The Sum Of Us(CD, Album, Enh) Magnetic Records (2) 934 002-2 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
EMU8JA-2 The Idea Of North - The Gospel According To Groove album art James Morrison, Con Campbell & The Idea Of North James Morrison, Con Campbell & The Idea Of North - The Gospel According To Groove(CD, Album) Emu Music EMU8JA-2 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Here & Now album art The Idea Of North Here & Now (Album) ABC Jazz Australia 2003 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Evidence album art The Idea Of North Evidence (Album) ABC Jazz Australia 2004 Sell This Version
934 128-4 The Idea Of North - The Gospel Project album art The Idea Of North The Gospel Project(CD, Album) Magnetic Records (2) 934 128-4 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Live At The Powerhouse album art The Idea Of North Live At The Powerhouse (Album) ABC Jazz Australia 2007 Sell This Version
273 5660 The Idea Of North - Feels Like Spring album art James Morrison And The Idea Of North James Morrison And The Idea Of North - Feels Like Spring(CD, Album) ABC Jazz 273 5660 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
476 4524 The Idea Of North - Extraordinary Tale album art The Idea Of North Extraordinary Tale(CD, Album) ABC Jazz 476 4524 Australia 2011 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - This Christmas album art The Idea Of North This Christmas (Album) ABC Jazz Australia 2012 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Smile album art The Idea Of North Smile (Album) ABC Jazz Australia 2013 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Ballads album art The Idea Of North Ballads (Album) ABC Jazz Australia 2016 Sell This Version
481 4581 The Idea Of North - Hush Volume 16: A Piece Of Quiet  album art The Idea Of North, Elena Kats-Chernin, Lior The Idea Of North, Elena Kats-Chernin, Lior - Hush Volume 16: A Piece Of Quiet (CD, Album) ABC Music 481 4581 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - A World Of Christmas album art The Idea Of North With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Conductor Benjamin Northey The Idea Of North With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Conductor Benjamin Northey - A World Of Christmas (Album) ABC Classics Australia 2017 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Brick By Brick album art The Idea Of North Brick By Brick (Album) Not On Label {The Idea Of North) Australia 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

KIE 02, TION KIE 02 The Idea Of North - The Early Years album art The Idea Of North The Early Years(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE) K.I. Entertainment Group, K.I. Entertainment Group KIE 02, TION KIE 02 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
The Idea Of North - Anthology album art The Idea Of North Anthology (Album, Comp) ABC Jazz Australia 2014 Sell This Version