Eric and ARIA awardee The Idea of North (Nick, Naomi, Andrew and Sally).


Smooth 95.3 FM is a favourite among those who enjoy listening to the music of the 80’s and 90’s.

Being a radio broadcaster myself, I have developed a sharp listening sense making me so much aware of the songs on the airwaves on the road, at work or at play. Though, I have almost memorised the music on this radio station’s playlist, their music selections, more often than not, make me sing along or reminisce the good old days. Just like good throwback photos, I have my own playlist of throwback music that takes me to that “easy place to relax!” And I am sure, like myself, you’ll enjoy throwback music in your ears, too, with a good pair of Sennheiser headsets, or on the background with the small but bass-terrible Bose bluetooth speaker! And why not?


A rendezvous with your precious past is a priceless privilege we are blessed with!


A good way to enjoy throwback music is by listening to the excellent and lovely musical renditions of one of Australia’s best and most loved vocal group called The Idea of North.

With not just rows of awards and numerous music CDs released since late 1997, this acapella musicians has a roster of national and international performances. Once they were in Manila for the Australia Day celebration hosted by the Australian Embassy in the Philippines.


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Fil-Aussie jazz-diva Marilyn Mendez.

In addition, listening to jazz-diva Marilyn Mendez will charm you. She has appeared on television shows, performed overseas, was invited to the Jazz Festival in Nelson, New Zealand, and has worked with some of the best musicians in Australia. She has supported international acts like Cleo Lane, Blood Sweat and Tears and she continues to charm everyone not only by her voice but by her ever radiant smile.

This winter, warm up with songs from the good old days as you cuddle up with your date or just reminisce with your mate in WINTER SONATA - an exquisite show on life, love and laughter with The Idea of North and Special Guest Jazz-diva Marilyn Mendez. Chill out with your bestie with the acoustic performances by heart-throbs Cooper J. Parr, Miggs and Carlo; and heart-warming songs from Prody & Shirley Bartolome, Chrise Cortez and Jessica Real. Let your precious memories come back to life as you hear the sing familiar songs from The Bee Gees, Sting, Dusty Springfield and more. The show happens on 20 June at Burwood RSL Club Entertainment Dome.


Doors open at 7:30pm for the 8:00 show. This event is supported by the Filipino-Australian Artistic and Cultural Endeavour Society, Inc (FAACES).

Tickets available at the entrance or SMS 0420 432 220.


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