Maggie Cocco & Mema Wilda at Leigh Sawmill

You’ve been patiently waiting for so long that you forgot you were waiting. 

This time last year Mema and I kicked off the 6 week NZ/AUS Elodie Tour with three sets at the famous Leigh Sawmill Cafe. Mema is an up and coming musician in the Auckland music scene with a kick ass band making waves as Mema Wilda. Turns out we’d both been admiring each other from afar before chancing to share the stage. We threw together a wee set of covers, remakes, and songs that have influenced us for the end of the night. Hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed playing this set!

Maggie Cocco & Mema Wilda at Leigh Sawmill YouTube Playlist 

Whisky In The Jar – Irish Traditional/Metallica Cover

Nutshell – Alice In Chains Cover

Ride On – Christy Moore Cover

The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel Cover

Bad Moon Rising *WITH STORY* – Creedence Clearwater Revival Cover

Bad Moon Rising (song only) – Creedence Clearwater Revival Cover

Love That We Almost Had – Rhiannon Giddens Cover

Jolene – Dolly Parton Cover

Half Light *INCIDENTALLY A CAPELA VERSION* – Madrugada Cover

Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones Cover

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak Cover

Musically yours,


Don’t forget that you can listen to and purchase Like A Moth on vinyl or CD here only until April 1st!  


March 17th NZST Love Songs, Rebel Songs & Classics of Ireland at The  Judge and The Butter Factory, Whangarei

March 18th NZST Giant Drop In Choir at ONEONESIX, Whangarei

March 23rd NZST The Auckland Blues Music Club 20th Anniversary Fundraising Concert in support of Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust, Remuera

March 23rd Private Event, The San Detroit Band

March 24th NZST Giant Drop In Choir at ONEONESIX, Whangarei


April 5th NZST Jon Toogood with Maggie Cocco at The Butter Factory Whangarei

April 6th NZST Jon Toogood with Maggie Cocco at Mangawhai Tavern Mangawhai


We’re raising funds to create music videos for Like A Moth. We’ll be working once again with international one-take videographer Cadby Kong. Our first planning meeting was so inspiring! At the moment we have the recording locations and concepts roughly planned out. We’re looking at a budget of $7000-$10,000 for 10 music videos which we will be recording in two days, two locations, with a team of 4-5 people. This is an ambitious approach, but with proper planning we feel like it’s not only possible, but possibly brilliant! And in thorough keeping with the rest of the project. Reach out to donate, learn more, or simply stay tuned for more details!


Tony has a strong baritone and natural musicianship. He has studied piano for many years and is learning to sing like his father and grandfather before him. Tony is differently abled and has limited funds. Tony studies with Maggie Cocco Music for two hours each week. His goal is to sing with the bands at the local music clubs, but also to sing for fun and his health. Subsidizing Tony costs $60/week.

Bryce is a graduate student who studies full time and works part time. Funds are tight, but music is his hobby and he pursues it with a studious passion! Subsidizing Bryce costs $20/month.

Ciara is in gradeschool and has a beautiful voice! She is involved in community choirs and other free groups, but especially enjoys the one on one attention of private lessons. Subsidizing Ciara costs $160/month.

Finances should not be a barrier to living your best life! Maggie Cocco Music services are Pay What You Can so that persons who mightn’t otherwise be able to afford them have access to quality music education and services. Support Maggie Cocco Music in this mission by giving a one-time gift (Zelle or PayPal to or becoming a sustainer on Patreon 🤍

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