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Hood in 2014
Background information
Birth name Calum Thomas Hood
Born (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 28)
Mount Druitt, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation(s) Musician
  • Bass guitar
  • vocals
  • Keyboard
Years active 2011–present

Calum Thomas Hood (born 25 January 1996) is an Australian musician, known for being the bassist and a vocalist of the pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. Since 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer have sold more than 10 million albums, sold over two million concert tickets worldwide, and the band's songs streams surpass seven billion, making them one of the most successful Australian musical exports in history.

Early life

Calum Thomas Hood was born on 25 January 1996 and raised in Mount Druitt, New South Wales. His father, David Hood, is a former Coca-Cola employee, while his mother, Joy Hood, worked in the superannuation industry. Through his father he claims Scottish descent, and through his mother he claims Māori descent. Hood is the younger brother of singer-songwriter, Mali-Koa. Hood recalls his childhood upbringing to be "middle-class" and "not the most glamorous life". Hood attended Norwest Primary School where he befriended future band-mate Michael Clifford in the third grade. For his high-school education, Hood attended Norwest Christian College where he befriended future band-mate Luke Hemmings in Year 7 after they performed a Secondhand Serenade cover at a school talent show.

Throughout his childhood and early teenage years, Hood took a keen interest in sports, particularly football (soccer), which he had a "promising future" in and visited a Brazil training camp for, in order to pursue the sport as a career. However, after the formation of the band and due to the band's move to London in late 2012, he ultimately decided to stop playing football to instead pursue music. Hood later recalled that after quitting football, "there was a period of a month where my parents thought I was making the worst decision of my life. My mum threw out all the clothes in my closet. And I left [...] just being like, I made one of the biggest decisions. But now it's worked out". Following his decision to quit playing football, he dropped out of high-school in 2012 after completing Year 11.


In 2011, Hood, Clifford and Hemmings began posting song covers on Hemmings' YouTube channel. The trio eventually added mutual friend Ashton Irwin to their videos, forming the current 5 Seconds of Summer lineup.  After months of posting song covers together, the band began attracting interest from major music labels and publishers and signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Hood has since released five studio albums with the band: 5 Seconds of Summer (2014), Sounds Good Feels Good (2015), Youngblood (2018), Calm (2020) and 5SOS5 (2022).

Apart from the band, Hood has co-written songs for other artists, including the Black Veil Brides and Makeout.

Personal life

In 2017, it was reported that Hood bought a house, previously owned by Richie Kotzen, in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. As of 2020, Hood's net-worth is estimated to be $25 million (USD).


Song credits

Year Title Artist Album Notes
2014 "Teenage Queen" Donghae & Eunhyuk Ride Me Composer
2017 "Ride It Out" Makeout The Good Life Composer
2018 "Wake Up" Black Veil Brides Vale Composer
2018 "Golden Days" Steve Aoki Neon Future III Writer
2020 "Cariño" 302 - Bass
2020 "The Art of Letting Go" Mali-Koa Hunger Composer, Producer
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