Connan Mockasin Profile

aka Connan Tant Hosford
Martyn Pepperell
13 May 2013

Originally from Te Awanga in Hawke's Bay, songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Connan Mockasin  – real name Connan Hosford – divides his time between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Outside of his own solo work he has performed and recorded alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, Wild Bill Ricketts, The BPA and BARB. He has also remixed for The Horrors and Das Pop.

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Connan and the Mockasins - Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend
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Connan Mockasin - Do I Make You Feel Shy?
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Forever Dolphin Love video still
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It's Choade My Dear
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Forever Dolphin Love
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Connan and the Mockasins - Skies are for Flying
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Faking Jazz Together
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Trivia:

Hosford may or may not have played and recorded his own Michael Jackson covers at age five.

He spent a stint working in vineyards and acting in theatre in Hawke's Bay before relocating to Wellington.

When he was a small child, his parents let him build his own carnival rides in the backyard.

Contrary to popular belief, Hosford is not a classically or jazz-trained musician, and no, he did not attend jazz school in Wellington.