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Jon Toogood

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Jon Toogood

Since 1988, Jon Toogood has been at the helm of the mighty Shihad, a New Zealand rock institution that has consistently delivered churning riffs and soaring melodies over eight studio albums and eight EPs. Shihad continue to be one of the most ferocious live acts in the country, and their two decade-plus career was recognised at the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards where they were ushered into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

The Adults is Jon’s current extra-curricular project. Starting with a wishlist of some of his favourite New Zealand artists, he set out to write and record an album’s worth of collaborations.  The resulting body of work includes contributions from Julia Deans (Fur Patrol), Shayne Carter (Dimmer, Straitjacket Fits), Ladi 6, Anika Moa, Tiki Taane, Shapeshifter’s Redford Grenell, Little Bushman’s Warren Maxwell, Ruban and Kody Neilson from the Mint Chicks and others. The results are as diverse as the guest-list, swinging from moody soulful moments to sonic explosions, incorporating flavours of R&B, rock, and electronica.

The Adults use:

Ableton Live Suite 8 Software

Novation Remote 49 Midi Controller Keyboard

Fender Mexican Road Worn 50's Telecaster - Blonde

Fender Blues Junior 15 Watt Combo Amp

Boss TU3 Tuner Pedal

Fender Mexican Road Worn P-Bass - Fiesta Red

Fender Squier Vintage Modified 70's (Lefty) Jazz Bass

Takamine (Japan) 2010 Limited Edition Miyabi Acoustic Guitar

Line 6 POD 2.0 Amp Simulation Effects Unit

Radial Pro D2 Stereo DI Box