NEXT GRAFIA SHOW IS JUNE 25th

Grafia play semi-regular sets on the verandah at The Lakehouse in Masterton's Queen Elizabeth Park.



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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. Stephan Schulz plays violin and recorder, 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!



MUSIC

A SELECTION OF VIDEOS FROM GRAFIA PERFORMERS


Caitlin Smith performs 'Solitude" in June 2014, with the Auckland Jazz Orchestra, Jazz & Blues Club at Pt Chev RSA.



"Planet Key" Darren's hilarious slaughter of National Party leader John Key's fantasy world was the highlight of the last election.

Still Got the Blues (For You)- a Gary Moore cover featuring Lennie T.



T-Bone Shuffle - an Albert Collins cover. "Doc" Rob Maunsell on vocals and Kemp Turirirangi on lead. At King Street Live, April 24 2014.

Forleigh at Bowery Electric, New York 2014.



Barry Saunders - Rescue Me.

Victoria University professor Warwick Murray also sings and playing guitar, ukulele, banjo and blues harmonica in various NZ bands.



"I Let my Daddy do that" by the Raven Mavens


Recent pictures

Grafia on - stage at the Cactus Jack's album release showGrafia on - stage at the Cactus Jack's album release show

Doc Rob and Jordan at the Iberia album release show Doc Rob and Jordan at the Iberia album release show

ABOUT GRAFIA:
Grafia Folk Rock Band, 2009--

Grafia, an acronym for "get right away from it all", is a band of musicians working with artists photographers video/film makers and songwriters who enjoy collaborating to perform, compose and record. We are based in the Wairarapa and put on/contribute to shows wherever we are invited. Our creative influences stretch across main genres and songwriters eg Lennon McCartney,Dylan, Clapton,J.J Cale,Bryan Ferry,James Taylor, Alan Taylor,the Old Crow Medicine Show, Johnny Cash,Solomon Burke, Lenny Te Whare, Christy Moore and Jimmy McCarthy to name a few. We are based in Masterton and play mainly in the lower North Island. Currently the band plays regularly at Turkey Red Country Hotel in Greytown and The Lakehouse in QE Park, Masterton.
New opportunities to showcase our songs and entertain those willing it are welcomed.