The Mockers

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The Mockers
OriginWellington, New Zealand
Years active1979 (1979)–1988 (1988)
LabelsRCA, BMG
Past membersAndrew Fagan
Gary Curtis
Dale Monaghan
Dean Hazelwood
Geoff Hayden
Tim Wedde
Baz Caitcheon
Brett Adams
Murray Costello
Gordon Costello
Brendan Fitzgerald
Steve Thorpe (deceased)
Paul Lightfoot

The Mockers were a New Zealand pop band formed in Wellington in 1979 by Andrew Fagan.[1] Fagan was the only ever-present of the band's line-up whose initial members were mostly drawn from Fagan's Rongotai College classmates. Their songs include "One Black Friday" and "Forever Tuesday Morning". The Mockers' style drew on punk and new wave influences from the UK and performances centered on Fagan's flamboyant stage presence. Other band members included Chas Mannell (drums) Gary Curtis (keyboards, vocals), Steve Thorpe (drums), Dale Monaghan (guitar), Dean Heazlewood, Brett Adams, Geoff Hayden, Tim Wedde, Murry Costello, Chas Mannell, Gordon Costello, Brendan Fitzgerald, Baz Caitcheon and Paul Lightfoot (guitar).[2]

The group broke up in 1988, after which Fagan embarked on a solo career.



Year Title Details Peak chart
1984 Swear It's True
  • Label: Reaction Records
  • Catalogue: REAL 013
1984 Caught in the Act
  • Live album
  • Recorded at the Mainstreet venue, Auckland
  • Label: RCA
1985 Culprit And The King
  • Label: RCA
  • Catalogue: VLP1 0524
1987 Emperor's New Clothes
  • Label: RCA
  • Catalogue: VPL1 0636
1993 The First Five Years
  • Compilation album
  • Label: BMG Arista/Ariola
2007 Woke Up Today: The Definitive Collection
  • Compilation album
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Catalogue: 1544169
2018 Live at the Powerstation
  • Live album
  • Label: Plus1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Live at the Powerstation did not enter the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, but peaked at number three on the NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart.[5]


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
1980 "Good Old Days" / "Murder On Manners St." Non-album single
1981 "Woke Up Today" Swear It's True
1981 "Trendy Lefties" Non-album single
1983 "My Girl Thinks She's Cleopatra" 36 Swear It's True
1983 "Swear It's True" 19
1983 "Alvison Park" 39
1984 "The Good Old Days"
1984 "Forever Tuesday Morning" 2 Culprit And The King
1985 "One Black Friday" 8
1985 "Seven Years Not Wasted" 18
1985 "Another Boring Day In The Amazon"
1986 "Far From The Madding Crowd" Emperor's New Clothes
1986 "A Winter Tale"
1987 "Shield Yourself"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1984 Swear It's True 1984 New Zealand Music Awards - Album of the Year Nominated[6]
1984 Andrew Fagan 1984 New Zealand Music Awards - Top Male Vocalist Nominated[6]
1984 The Mockers 1984 New Zealand Music Awards - Top Group Nominated[6]
1985 "Forever Tuesday Morning" 1985 New Zealand Music Awards - Single of the Year Nominated[7]
1985 Andrew Fagan 1985 New Zealand Music Awards - Best Male Vocalist Won[7]
1985 The Mockers 1985 New Zealand Music Awards - Best Group Nominated[7]
1985 Glyn Tucker Jnr "Forever Tuesday Morning" 1985 New Zealand Music Awards - Best Producer Nominated[7]


  1. ^ Forbes, Stephen (10 December 2009). "Making music once again". Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ "The Mockers", Artists,, retrieved 1 August 2009
  3. ^ a b "The Mockers discography". Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  4. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "1984 Winners". NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d "1985 Winners". NZ Music Awards. Retrieved 4 April 2013.

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