With his eccentric talent for mixing psychedelic pop, trippy funk, experimental glam and prog rock, New Zealand native Connan Mockasin has made a reputation...
Vivid LIVE: Connan Mockasin / Connan Unplugged. Bost'n 'n Dobs'n Plugged
With his eccentric talent for mixing psychedelic pop, trippy funk, experimental glam and prog rock, New Zealand native Connan Mockasin has made a reputation as a singular performer – and his live act has drawn ecstatic raves and head-scratching puzzlement in seemingly equal doses.
A prodigious musician and singular producer, the New Zealand multi-instrumentalist broke out with his jazzy, soft rock inspired Forever Dolphin Love and its follow-up Caramel – concerning the tender, tragic relationship between a man and dolphin – before going on to collaborate with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes, MGMT and John Cale, form a glam-sleaze band with LA Priest, and tour with Radiohead. His third album Jassbusters (2018), for which he directed an accompanying five-part absurdist film, saw Mockasin roaming across country rock, soul and musical surrealism.
For an unforgettable Vivid LIVE debut, Connan will screen a never-seen-before episode of his TV “melodrama” Bost'n 'n Dobs'n followed by an unplugged solo set.