"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!



A recording session with master producers Lorenzo and Benni will take place on ANZAC weekend, with the focus on the latest compositions created by Rob and Keith. Drummer Jordan Treday and guitarist Stefan Brown will fill out their rhythm section and guitar backline. .

Lorenzo BuhneJordan TredayStefan Brown

Left to right: Lorenzo, Jordan and Stefan.

Please check us out, have a listen and a look, and give us your feedback!

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Recent pictures

Grafia at The Lake HouseGrafia at The Lake House

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

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. Based in the Wairarapa they put on/contribute to shows wherever they are invited. Their creative influences stretch across several genres and songwriters including: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton,J.J Cale, Van Morrison, James Taylor, Alan Taylor, Johnny Cash, Solomon Burke, Lenny Te Whare, Christy Moore and Jimmy McCarthy to name a few. Grafia is based in Masterton and plays mainly in the lower North Island. Currently the band plays regularly at The Lakehouse in Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton.
New opportunities to showcase songs and entertain are welcomed.