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Jon Toogood wows Whitianga

A sold-out Saturday night show contributed to the anticipation in the lounge theatre, given the full house of expectant music fans, and the iconic NZ singer and songwriter known to Shihad lovers did not disappoint. (Shihad is a rock band of which Jon Toogood was a member).
 |  Kaspur Franke  | 

The consummate entertainer provided fantastic anecdotes on how his original songs eventuated, giving us all a sneak peak into the songs’ meaning.

So much more than one man and a guitar, Jon Toogood captivated the crowd with everything from originals to Shihad songs, to Tom Petty and Th’ Dudes, for which the crowd didn’t disappoint with their singing voices coming in strong.

The Sunday all ages show included Jon’s kids in the audience, and a great collection of under 18’s who at encore time, demanded 2,000 more songs given how good it was!

Keep watching for more well-known performers gracing the stage at Monkey House Lounge and Cabaret, including Jon who has vowed to perform again touring his album release, so make sure you snap tickets up for these acts when they go on sale. They truly are unmissable!

And don’t forget you can see a huge variety of musicians at the Monkey House every Wednesday evening for Open Mic from 7.30pm. This is always a fantastic night showcasing local (and sometimes, international) talent.


Phone: +64 220 330 720.