The Idea Of North are 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.
With eleven albums in the catalogue, a significant local and international fan base, and increasingly regular local and international work, it would seem that despite the difficulty, people are getting better at describing The Idea of North to their friends. You may have heard and enjoyed the CDs (some of them award-winning), but the best stuff actually happens live and can't be recorded onto plastic, no matter how shiny it is.