Connan Mockasin Profile

aka Connan Tant Hosford
Nick Bollinger
13 May 2013

Connan Mockasin is unique. This much is apparent to anyone who encounters him. It’s a uniqueness that the whole world seems to want a piece of. Fashion designer Karen Walker calls him “a modern icon”. He has been covered by David Byrne and Anna Calvi, has collaborated with James Blake and John Cale. Peckham post-punksters Fat White People have paid tribute to him in a song, ‘I Want To Be In Connan Mockasin’s Band’.

Writing in international fashion bible Vogue, Steff Yotka describes him thus: “Kiwi-born, he’s a groovy, lively musician who started his career in London before touring with Charlotte Gainsbourg and then Radiohead in 2012, and settling in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Hiromi Oshima. But the facts don’t really do justice to the surreal, serene, oddly sexual music he creates.”

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Faking Jazz Together
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Forever Dolphin Love
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It's Choade My Dear
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Connan and the Mockasins - Skies are for Flying
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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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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.

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Because Music


Phantasy Sound

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