Writing in international fashion bible Vogue, Steff Yotka describes him thus: “Kiwi-born, he’s a groovy, lively musician who started his career in London before touring with Charlotte Gainsbourg and then Radiohead in 2012, and settling in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Hiromi Oshima. But the facts don’t really do justice to the surreal, serene, oddly sexual music he creates.”
Hosford may or may not have played and recorded his own Michael Jackson covers at age five.
He spent a stint working in vineyards and acting in theatre in Hawke's Bay before relocating to Wellington.
When he was a small child, Hosford's parents let him build his own carnival rides in the backyard.
Contrary to popular belief, Hosford is not a classically or jazz-trained musician, and no, he did not attend jazz school in Wellington.