Anna Coddington Profile

Alexander Bisley
14 Jul 2014

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 performs Major Lazer's Get Free on George FM's Damn! I Wish I Was Your Cover
Duchess - You Buried Me Alive
Anna Coddington - Free (from second album Cat & Bird)
Anna Coddington at the San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington, 2008
Photo credit: Photo by Masanori Udagawa
Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington - Bird In Hand (produced by SJD)
Anna Coddington
Photo credit: Photo by Louise Hyatt
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
Eru Dangerspiel feat. Anna Coddington - You Would Know (live)
Anna Coddington - Never Change (from The Lake)
Anna Coddington with Mike Hall, Raglan, 2013
Anna Coddington
Photo credit: Photo by Louise Hyatt
Julia Deans & Anna Coddington: Isn' That Good (Voom cover)
Anna Coddington - Hold You Here (from The Lake, 2008
The 2011 Little Islands Tour
The (digital) cover of the April 2014 remake of The Specials' Gangsters, produced by Dick Johnson
Onstage at Womad, from left: Anika Moa, Anna Coddington, guitarist Ned Ngatae and bassist Mike Hall.
Photo credit: Michael Flynn
Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington
Photo credit: Photo by Louise Hyatt
Clicks - Dick Johnson and Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington with Fly My Pretties, 2010
The 2013 Make You Mine tour
Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington - The Runner
Anna Coddington
Fly My Pretties - Underneath The Stars
Anna Coddington - Little Islands
Anna Coddington - T-Shirt
Anna Coddington - Make You Mine