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For all things press coverage of The Adults, see below! See also Reviews for more reviews.


Date Title Description URL
3 Jun : NZ Herald: 12 Questions: Julia Deans Not directly related to The Adults, however it is an interesting interview with Julia Deans regarding her tribute/interpretation shows of songstress Joni Mitchell. Link
29 May : NZ Herald: A Journey To Joni Another article not directly related to The Adults news, however it is an interesting interview with Julia Deans regarding her tribute/interpretation shows of songstress Joni Mitchell. Link
8 May : Nelson Mail: Toogood pieces of advice Article about Jon's involvement with mentoring high school bands - this time at Motueka High Link Print version with photo Print version with alternative photo
15 Feb The Press: Soft Rocker An article covering a little bit of everything. Web Link, Print version
29 Jan Off The Tracks: Jon Toogood says ‘I Do’ to everything in 2014 Simon Sweetman interviews Jon Toogood covering everything from The Adults to Jacques Brel to Shihad. Web Link
25 Jan NZ Herald: William Dart: Playing with the grown ups Interview with Hamish McKeich about orchestras and Adults Web Link
16 Jan Rip It Up: The Adults Meet the APO with Ladi6 & Anika Moa Short press release and interview. Comparison of full orchestra to Motorhead. Web Link, Alternative Web Link (Scoop)


  • 07/01/2013. Newstalk ZB: Jon talks about Brel. Listen
Date Title Description URL
8 Dec The Edge: The Adults Meet The APO: Julia Deans interview Interview with Julia Deans about the upcoming Adults & APO performance Watch
23 Oct Stuff: Words of musical wisdom from Kiwi rocker Not strictly Adults-related but it's all about teaching the kids.. Web Link
2 Jul NZOWN Jon Toogood Interview - YouTube Filmed interview with Jon. Watch
27 Jun 95bFM: Jon Toogood Audio interview with Jon. Listen Listen on bFM
12 Jun The 13th Floor: Catching up with Julia Deans Audio interview with Julia Deans. Listen
8 Jun NZ Herald: Busy Toogood Still Buzzing Adults? Shihad? Interview? Here. Web Link
10 Mar Herald on Sunday: About Town Photos and summary of the Winery Tour in Auckland. Print version
24 Feb Herald on Sunday: Making music while the sun shines Interview with Anika Moa about touring and collaboration. Print version
20 Feb NZ Herald: My holiday - Shayne Carter Q & A with Shayne Carter about his travel likes and dislikes. Web Link
18 Feb Nelson Mail: Open-air opera gets crowds rocking Julia Deans took a night off the Winery Tour to perform an opera concert in Nelson. Web Link, Print version
16 Feb Otago Daily Times: Wait and see Want to know about the creative process differences between The Adults and Shihad? The ODT finds out all about it. Web Link
12 Feb MC Slave's Winery Tour video diary Go behind the scenes of the Winery Tour. Vlogs hosted by MC Slave, who once did a rap about Shihad on Ice TV (tiny bit of trivia there for you). Web Link
Feb Classic Hits: Callum & P chat with Jon Toogood of The Adults Radio interview with Jon Toogood. Listen
Undated 95bFM: Interview with Julia Deans Interview with Julia (airdate unknown). Listen Web Link


Date Title Description URL
14 Dec NZ Herald: Local tourist - Jon Toogood Q&A with Jon about his travel likes and dislikes. Web Link
13 Dec Gisborne Herald: Riding the dragon Interview with Jon about all the projects The Adults band members have been involved in. Web Link
7 Dec Otago Daily Times: Rockers looking for good vibe Interview with Julia Deans about The Adults, Jacques Brel, and her solo work. Web Link
5 Dec The Adults talk Winery Tour Interview with Jon and Julia about the upcoming Classic Hits Winery Tour. Watch
4 Nov Newstalk ZB: Shihad frontman Jon Toogood with Andrew Dickens Chats about Jacques Brel, Shihad and The Adults. Listen
1 Nov Kiwi tribute to Jacques Brel Jon Toogood and Jennifer Ward-Lealand talk about Jacques Brel. Web Link
30 Oct bFM: Jon Toogood - Brel Jon talks to bFM about Brel. Listen Listen on bFM
18 Oct NZ Herald: To Brel and Back Julia Deans and Jon Toogood talk to TimeOut about their upcoming Brel tribute. Hints of another Adults tour 'in the coming months'. Print version coming soon. Web Link
12 Jul Nelson Mail: A New string to La Vida's bows The Nelson Mail talks to La Vida about the beauty of mixing rock and classical music, ahead of their collaboration with The Adults as part of the Nelson Winter Music Festival. Web Link Print version
2 Jun NZ Herald: Wonder of music Interview with Hamish McKeich, the conductor for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra concert. Although mostly about his upcoming Auckland concerts, he does briefly mention his involvement with The Adults. Link
Jun Rip It Up Live Photos from the May 1 gig at The Whiskey Bar in Auckland. Photos by Amanda Ratcliffe. Link
28 May Woman's Day: Tatt's Love Interview with Jon Toogood and his mum. Link
25 May The Press: String Theory Interview with Jon and Hamish Oliver from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Link
23 May RDU: Breakfast With Spanky (audio) "Spanky talks to the enchanting Julia Deans from the Adults ahead of their collaboration with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra." Listen
16 May Groove Guide: When the lights go out Shayne Carter talks to Groove Guide about the final Dimmer shows. Link
11 May TVNZ7: The Good Word (video) "Jon Toogood guest stars on TVNZ7's The Good Word to talk about his favourite books." Listen
1 May Good Morning: The Adults (video) Julia and Jon appear on TVNZ's Good Morning. Live acoustic performances of Anniversary Day, Everyday I Wake Up, and an interview. Watch
Apr/May Rip It Up Live Photos from Jim Beam Homegrown in Wellington. Photos by Amanda Ratcliffe. Link
Feb/March Rip It Up Live Photos from the Big Day Out in Auckland. Link
January Volume Magazine Photos from the Big Day Out in Auckland. Link


2011 articles