Anna Coddington

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Anna Coddington (born 14 June 1981)[1] is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.[2] She has released three albums: "The Lake" in 2008, "Cat & Bird" in Feb 2011 and "Luck/Time" in 2016. Her previous band 'Duchess', for whom Coddington was songwriter, singer and guitarist, also released a 6 track EP in 2005. In 2015, Coddington covered Terence Trent D’Arby's "Sign Your Name" for Katie Noonan's album Songs That Made Me.

Personal life[edit]

Coddington grew up in the seaside town of Raglan. She started playing drums from age 11, and guitar from age 14. By 16 she was fronting and writing for her first band, Handsome Geoffery, which won New Zealand's national student music competition the Smokefree Rockquest in 1998. The band's members included future actor/director Aidee Walker, who would later direct a number of Coddington's music videos. A self-proclaimed nerd, she studied linguistics at the University of Auckland to masters level, and also is a 2nd dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate. She rarely takes time off training, as it provides a counterbalance to the self-absorbed process of music and "keeps her sane".[3] She also does a lot of running to keep fit [4] and is a vegetarian.

She has two sons - named Arlo and Edward - with her partner Dick Johnson,[5] who's also known as "Magic J" and whom she collaborates with musically in CLICKS [6]. She strives to learn and master the Māori language together with her kids.[7] She has a sister, and a younger brother named Olly, who is a television presenter on show 'I AM TV'.


  1. ^ "Anna Coddington Instagram post". 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Mentors launch kids into music". 6 May 2009.
  3. ^ "She's got spars in her eyes". 5 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Interview with Mama Anna Coddington". Love Mamas. 30 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Anna Coddington on juggling music and motherhood". 28 April 2017.
  6. ^ "CLICKS on Bandcamp". 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ "My te reo Māori journey: Anna Coddington". The Spinoff. 12 September 2017.

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