Impact Project day for the Music Hub was super special this week. Having Jon Toogood of legendary rock band ‘Shihad’ come in to talk to them was an experience that most won’t forget. As well as playing three songs for the Hub, it was amazing to hear the man himself share his experience and thoughts regarding the music industry and how to navigate it in New Zealand.

Year 13 student Teddy Redgrove did a brilliant job of interviewing Jon who delighted the group with many anecdotes from his stellar career. He also took the time to explain his process for song writing.

His talk certainly ‘hit the right notes’ as he touched a lot on the dynamics of a band and working effectively in a team to compose amazing music. The wealth of knowledge and his generosity in sharing his experiences was incredible. For these budding musicians it was an awesome experience meeting one of New Zealand’s rock greats.