Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington


Anna Coddington is one of Aotearoa’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters whose songwriting & vocal ability blends into her unique sound. Coddington’s enchanting live performances has graced the stages of Aotearoa’s most loved festivals, and her songwriting ability, both in English and te Reo Māori has seen Anna nominated for numerous awards. 

2024 sees Coddington return with Te Whakamiha, a bilingual album with a sound self-described as “Māori funk”. This new album sees her writing a full body of work featuring te reo Māori for the first time in her career. The result is her finest work yet, an album which sounds truly original yet still maintains her distinctive style.

Coddington’s fourth album, Beams, was released in late-2020. With an approach of ruthless self-expression, this album sees Coddington dive into the personal to draw out the universal. Leaning into her indie sensibilities, while maintaining a pop edge, Beams sees Coddington exploring her place in the world across 10 tracks as a mother, musician, Māori & human being. The album was nominated for the prestigious Taite Music Prize, and saw Coddington nominated for Best Solo Artist at the Aotearoa Music Awards. 

Beams was followed by Mana-Wā-Hine, released September 2021. The EP featured four tracks originally Beams, translated into te reo Māori alongside the new title track. Mana-Wā-Hine highlighted not only Coddington’s songwriting ability but also represented Coddington’s ongoing journey with the language. The EP saw her win the 2022 Waiata Māori Music Award for Best Māori Album in Te Reo.

“One of this country's finest and most consistently interesting songwriters,” – The Listener

Upcoming Releases

New album Te Whakamiha, released June 2024. 

Live Options

Solo or full 5-piece band w/ guitar, drums, keys & bass

Live Highlights

Performed at the Auckland Arts Festival 2021, Newtown Festival, Dunedin Beer Festival, Maorilands Film Festival, Rhythm & Vines, WOMAD, Music In Parks, multiple nationwide tours, plus shows alongside the APO & CSO and tours as a founding member of Fly My Pretties.