Jon Toogood

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Jon Toogood
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Toogood in Auckland, October 2015
Background information
Birth name Jonathan Charles Toogood
Born (1971-08-09) 9 August 1971 (age 47)
Origin Wellington, New Zealand
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, industrial rock, pop, acoustic rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Wildside Records
Warner Music Group
Roadrunner Records
Associated acts Shihad
The Adults

Jonathan Charles Toogood (born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 9 August 1971) is the frontman (lead vocals and guitar) of the New Zealand rock band Shihad.[1] He formed the band in 1988 with fellow Wellingtonian Tom Larkin. Toogood and Larkin met as teenage fans of AC/DC and Metallica.[2]

Solo Work[edit]

In 2009 Toogood revealed he had been travelling around New Zealand to collaborate with other New Zealand artists for a project that is "extra-curricular" to Shihad's music. Confirmed collaborators included Tiki Taane, Ruban and Kody Neilson from the Mint Chicks, Julia Deans from Fur Patrol, Anika Moa, Shayne Carter of Dimmer/Straitjacket Fits fame and Ladi 6.[1] "The Adults" was released as a full-length album in New Zealand in June 2011. Toogood subsequently toured NZ and Australia under this banner, joined onstage by Deans and Carter.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Toogood is not related to the broadcasting icon Selwyn Toogood, as his parents migrated from England to New Zealand in the 1950s.[4]

Toogood is married to Dana Salih Toogood.[5] Toogood was previously married to Ronise Paul. He has a stepdaughter named Anaya.[6]

Toogood was a keen cricket player in high school, and at one stage captained the Wellington secondary schools' representative cricket team.[7]


  1. ^ a b McQuillan, Laura (17 August 2009), "Shihad's Week-Long 21st Party", The Dominion Post/, retrieved 10 September 2009
  2. ^ Kara, Scott (12 April 2008), "Once More With Feeling", The New Zealand Herald, retrieved 10 September 2009
  3. ^ Duda, Marty. "The Adults – The Adults (Warner Music) review". Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  4. ^ Miller, Andrew (May 2008). "Shihad - It's A Beautiful Thing | NZ Musician". New Zealand Music Magazine. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17.
  5. ^ Dekker, Diana (2014-02-15). "NZ's hard rocker gone soft?". Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  6. ^ Kara, Scott (17 April 2005), "Repiling The Rock Foundations", New Zealand Herald, retrieved 10 September 2009
  7. ^ Kara, Scott (22 June 2007), "A Quick Word With: Jon Toogood", New Zealand Herald, retrieved 10 September 2009

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