Nexus Cabaret, Fri Mar 13
The venue, usually set up in cabaret mode, was converted to classic seating of rows as so many people wanted to hear the beautiful music made by The Idea of North. Andrew Piper’s (bass) own composition started this evenings homegrown proceedings with Sally Cameron (soprano), Joy Hague (alto) and Nick Begbie (tenor) joining him.
Every song performed was either written or performed by Australians with some local talent highlighted also. The songs are funny, poignant, classic and different, with the performance of a long running commercial getting the audience participating.
We got more than we bargained for as the quartet were joined by Kai (or Kaichiro Kitamura to be exact) a Japanese Jazz Vocal Percussionist for a medley of songs. He delighted the audience with a taste of what he can do, before launching into a medley of Bee Gee songs along with the other vocalists.
While, as usual, the singing was flawless, the banter between songs seemed a little under rehearsed, but as this show continues touring around the rest of Australia, it can only get tighter.
Well done to The Idea Of North and Kai; a fantastic showcase of what the human voice is capable of.
Image courtesy of Chatswood