VIVID: The Idea Of North at Camelot Lounge

Olivia Watson
11th Jun 2016

Sydney's leading a cappella group The Idea of North treated an attentive, happy audience to a glorious evening of their characteristically stunning vocal performance at Marrickville's Camelot Lounge on Thursday night. 

Presented in association with Vivid Sydney, the evening of song demonstrated the wide range of repertoire that The Idea of North explore and reinvent to make their own - without any instruments other than their impressive voices. The show took us from Michael Jackson to Joni Mitchell, Cold Chisel in ballad form (Flame Trees, which features on their most recent album Ballads) and the Bee Gees, interspersed with tracks in German as well as Ancient Finnish. They also brought on a moving silence in the room with a tear jerking arrangement of fellow Australian songstress Jo Lawry's "I Said No". It's hard to describe their style when it's so varied and adventurous - but needless to say, it's clever, it's musically excellent, and maybe you'll just have to head along to one of their gigs to understand it properly yourself.

The ARIA award winning quartet's dazzling show on Thursday was delivered to a fittingly packed out crowd at Camelot Lounge - a quirky performance space with a delightfully warm atmosphere. The band themselves enjoyed the intimidate vibe, commenting that "it feels like we're in each other's lounge rooms".  

Camelot Lounge delivers a great lineup of different gigs; it also has a bar, a tasty pizza menu, and... lots of camels. It's on the radar of many a Sydney music lover, and definitely worth a look if you've not been.


The Idea of North tour regularly nationally and overseas. You'll find their upcoming tour dates here.

Also check out their new film clip of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel", which features on their latest album Ballads.

Marrickville's Camelot Lounge has live music Wed-Sun each week, check their website for upcoming gigs.

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19 Marrickville Road
+61 2 9550 3777

Mon – Thu 7pm – late

Fri – Sat 7.30pm – late

Sun 6.30pm – late