Anna Coddington Profile

Alexander Bisley
Published: 14 Jul 2014
Updated: 27 Nov 2020

Growing up in the seaside Waikato town of Raglan had a big influence on singer-songwriter Anna Coddington. It gave her the time and space to learn to play music, first with drums which she started at age 11 and then guitar, which she took up at age 14.

Coddington’s first band Handsome Geoffrey, representing Hamilton Girls High School, won the Smokefree Rockquest in 1998. Alongside her in the line-up was Aidee Walker, who years later turned to acting and directing for theatre and the screen, and directed several music videos for Coddington.

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Anna Coddington - Bird In Hand (produced by SJD)
Silver Scrolls 2020: 'Calling On' by Weta, performed by the Wha Cups, Oct 28, 2020
The 2013 Make You Mine tour
Anna Coddington - Free (from second album Cat & Bird)
Anna Coddington - T-Shirt
The 2011 Little Islands Tour
Anna Coddington - Beams (2020)
Anna Coddington - Hold You Here (from The Lake, 2008
Anna Coddington - The Runner
Anna Coddington
Photo credit: Photo by Louise Hyatt
Anna Coddington - Beams ft Louis Baker (single, 2020)
Clicks - Dick Johnson and Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington at the San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington, 2008
Photo credit: Photo by Masanori Udagawa
Anna Coddington - Never Change (from The Lake)
Anna Coddington - Little Islands
Annie Crummer, left, producing 'Islands', the winning song of the 2014 Hook, Line and Sing-A-Long songwriting competition, written by Tempo Style. At right is Anna Coddington, who laid down the guitar tracks.
Photo credit: New Zealand Music Commission
Anna Coddington with Fly My Pretties, 2010
Anna Coddington.
Photo credit: Photo by Louise Hyatt
Anna Coddington.
Anna Coddington - The Saint (with stains) 2020
Anna Coddington
Photo credit: Photo by Louise Hyatt
Anna Coddington, 'Purea Nei', Radio NZ, 2018
Onstage at Womad, from left: Anika Moa, Anna Coddington, guitarist Ned Ngatae and bassist Mike Hall.
Photo credit: Michael Flynn
Anna Coddington
Julia Deans & Anna Coddington: Isn' That Good (Voom cover)
Anna Coddington with Louis Baker.
Anna Coddington performs 'Slate' on Radio NZ, 2015
Anna Coddington - Make You Mine
Anna Coddington - 'Dive' live at Roundhead Studio, 27 November 2020
Anna Coddington performs Major Lazer's Get Free on George FM's Damn! I Wish I Was Your Cover
Anna Coddington, 2020.
The (digital) cover of the April 2014 remake of The Specials' Gangsters, produced by Dick Johnson
Eru Dangerspiel feat. Anna Coddington - You Would Know (live)
Duchess - You Buried Me Alive
Fly My Pretties - Underneath The Stars
Anna Coddington - Te Wiki o te reo Māori, RNZ, 2018
Tūtahi - Stay ( 2020)
Anna Coddington with Mike Hall, Raglan, 2013

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