"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!



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 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

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, 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.

Next gigs: Tin Hut Live Wed Aug.7th. Masterton's
Farmer's Market Sat Aug.24th.
Tin Hut Live Wed Oct.16