JOHN HOOD ONLINE            

Welcome to the online presence of John Hood, Australian guitarist,  blues harmonica player, composer, and improviser. I record my own original  instrumental compositions and improvisations, except in the case of band albums, and band compilations. You are welcome to contact me for whatever reason, whether it be the music, bookings, inspirations, influences, my book, even bugs in my site or just to chat. Email me here. My email address is





I've just put up a blog - 'String Quartets - A most intimate medium' here.

Someone has put up a Youtube tune of me playing backing guitar with blues harp virtuoso John McKittrick in 1972. John plays with an incredibly soulful feeling. Check it out here

The Sid Rumpo album 'First Offense' has just been re-released on CD with three bonus tracks. I'm on two of the these, paying blues harp on '40 Days & 40 Nights' and lead guitar on the Sid original "Now I'm Free". Pick it up wherever good records are sold, a steal at $20. I have also located some Sid Rumpo YouTube clips from the 70's. These can be found on the Sid Rumpo page under 'Bands'.

I have published a book, For The Love of Music, a musical autobiography which mostly concentrates on my blues-rock years in Perth and Melbourne and my role as founding partner of 78 Records, still Perth's top music shop. The book contains extensive chapters on Sid Rumpo and The Elks, with previously unseen photos, as well as my thoughts on music. View the front cover and full back cover blurb here.

Purchase the book here

It is also available at 78 Records in Perth on (08) 9322 6384. You can download MP3 audio files of the book launch here. The second set is me playing with Scott Wise, the third set with ex-Sid Rumpo pianist Ken Wallace.

I recently did a couple of interviews for Melbourne FM radio stations. To listen or download click here

There is a complimentary review from Perth's morning paper "The West Australian" online here. There is also a review by former Go-Set journalist and owner of Melbourne's "Archie & Jughead's" import record shop, David Pepperell, online here.

I have decided to offer most of my CDs as free MP3 downloads. Check them out here. I recommend that you browse my thoughts on the albums that follow the picture section on this page or, sample tracks from the individual album pages before you make your selections. I have recently added pages with sample MP3s of my four latest album releases. Also just put the CD artwork up as PDFs for convenience.

I have recently added six live bands; Bitch, Sid Rumpo, Paul Daly and the Fundamentals, The Units, The Roosters and the Koukou Roukou Trio. Sorry, no artwork.  For MP3 downloads of these live sessions click here 




To see comprehensive details of my albums including my latest, 'Duets', click here.

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