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"Doc" Rob writes the songs and sings, plays acoustic rhythm guitar and harmonica. Keith Austin provided musical direction, keyboard and bass playing are Keith's domains. Dave Dewsnap plays lead guitar. Jordan Tredray plays the drums. Guitar magicians Lennie T and Stefan Kingsford Brown, singer songwriter Clare Christian and vocalist Jacqui Knox aso contribute their skills.
The result is a collection of blues/ folk rock originals, each with a story to tell, a melody you can hum, and an album you can buy at local music stores. Or from us!





Grafia is a group of musicians who write original songs and do cover in the blues/folk rock traditions. The group recorded an album, "Ultimately Free", in 2015 and has had this remixed in the last few months to produce a significantly improved recording of the eight songs. Five new songs are in the process of being recorded for a forthcoming EP.
It's been ten years since the core members of the band started playing together.
Keith Austin,the magic hands on keyboards, sings back-up vocals and adds his arranging and sound tech/mixing skills to our shows.
Dave Dewsnap plays lead guitar when we are recording or playing concerts, Dave Murphy or Kevin Bannister fill in when we perform at shows he can't make due to work commitments.
Rob Maunsell sings lead vocals, plays rhythm guitar and harmonica.
Jordan Treday's the drummer, w

LIVE VIDEOS from various events around the Wairarapa


GRAFIA performing a cover of JJ Cale's "Ride the River' live at Stonehenge in Gladstone, on the autumn equinox, 2019.


GRAFIA performing a cover of Hans Theessink's "Slow Train"' live at Stonehenge in Gladstone, on the autumn equinox, 2019.


GRAFIA performing "Quietly Going Blues" off their debut album "Ultimately Free." Created in 2015.

Recent pictures

Grafia Live with Bob n Kate at the Gladstone Pub Grafia Live with Bob n Kate at the Gladstone Pub

Doc Rob and Jordan at the Iberia Show, album launch  Doc Rob and Jordan at the Iberia Show, album launch

ABOUT GRAFIA:
Grafia Folk Rock Band, 2009--

Grafia, an acronym for "get right away from it all", is a band of musicians/songwriters who enjoy collaborating in performances, composing and recording. Based in the Wairarapa they manage and contribute to shows wherever they are invited. Their creative influences stretch across several genres and songwriters who have inspired them include: John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, J.J Cale, Van Morrison, Robert Hunter and Grateful Dead, Leonard Cohen, John Fogerty, Christy Moore and Jimmy McCarthy to name a few. Grafia is based in Masterton and plays mainly in the lower North Island.
The band makes regular appearances at 'Tin Hut Live' held in The Tin Hut country hotel 1st Wed. of the month, State Hwy 2 between Greytown and Featherston.

Next gigs: Tin Hut Live Wed June 5th.
Farmer's Market Sat June 29th.