Emerson's, Estrella and The Grand Hotel Akaroa are proud to present Jon Toogood live at The Grand Hotel Akaroa this New Zealand Music Month - May!
Jon Toogood is the lead singer and founding member of legendary NZ rock band Shihad who, with release of their latest album ‘Old Gods’ reaching #1 on the NZ music charts late last year, now hold the record for most #1 albums by any artist in NZ chart history.
During his 30 plus years in the music industry Jon has played shows all round the world with artists such as AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Guns’n’Roses, Faith No More, Midnight Oil and Portishead (just to name a few) and has gone on to write more NZ radio hits than any other artist in NZ music history. He is also the musician behind the NZ supergroup The Adults, presenter of the radio show “Planet of Sound’ on Radio Hauraki and is an inductee of the RIANZ NZ Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
With all this Jon is now heading out on the road by himself with just his trusty Martin acoustic guitar, a bunch of songs he loves and the sometimes hilarious stories behind them to perform what is sure to be a super intimate, special night of music, laughter and singalong ball-tearers that music fans of all ages will love.
Jon will be joined by Christchurch artist, Emma Dilemma. The self-described ‘patron saint of self sabotage’ combines her penchant for viewing life through an absurdist lens with her love for melody and storytelling to create serious music that doesn’t take itself too seriously. She spent 2021 launching her first collection of songs (6 total) as a ‘SIDE A’ of her upcoming debut album, ‘SPIT’, which will be released this July 2022.