lost myself


John Rooney formed his first band The Lonelyhearts in Sydney, Australia, and it was a fiercely talented power pop band that went on to release a number of independent records. Always a musician and singer-songwriter, he has played numerous events over the years, including the premier Byron Bay Blues Festival. With his pure and wonderfully melodic voice, Rooney has captured fans with his emotional rapport.

Rooney will be releasing his Solo Album Hoodwink soon: Register to be notified when the album is released.

Today, he has shared the single “Lost Myself.”

‘Lost Myself’ is about how throughout our lives we can sometimes find ourselves off track,” Rooney says. “And in order to find oneself, you have to get lost to begin with”.

“The important thing to note is that when you are lost, you are oftentimes not in a position to help others who also might be lost. But no matter how lost we might get, just know that we can always find our way back. Just make sure you come back!”

Rooney’s sumptuous melodies and his diverse and inspirational lyrics caught the attention of A-list producer Kevin Shirley; (Joe Bonamassa, John Haitt, Aerosmith, Black Crows & Silverchair.) Hoodwink was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville. The songs on this album feature an excellent array of musicians, including guitarists Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks and Linda Ronstadt); Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney); Mitch Easter (producer for REM, Pavement, and Ben Folds). Bassists: Don Was; Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Alison Prestwood. Keyboardists: Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) and Spooner Oldham (Muscle Shoals, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Neil Young). Drummers: Jim Keltner (Traveling Wilburys, John Lennon, George Harrison), and Greg Morrow (Nashville).

The record was also mixed by multiple Grammy Award-winner Bob Clearmountain, who is associated with legendary acts like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, and Gregg Allman.




” This is an Album of ever-unveiling treats” 

Tracey Grimson, Rolling Stone

“This is top-down, hit the highway, see how far the tank can get us music that bellows with full throat and thumps with a lusty heart. Cynics need not apply, pop for true believers”.

Tim Rogers , March 2017

“This is multi-tracked guitar heaven with glorious harmonies and melodies coupled with some sublime singing and songwriting”

Americana UK Website

“Better Day has flashes of power pop, but its more heavily influenced by the quality/sophisticated end of California rock”

Bernard Zuel

” Be warned. The moment you go back to track one, you’re in the slip stream again and you’ll never want to take it off”

Ian Grey-Lets Active Fansite

“Power pop album crammed with great melodies and harmonies ala The Beatles, R.E.M, Big Star etc”

Candy for Bad Children-E.J
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