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!




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"Grafia" can be likened to a three-legged stool. The three core musicians Rob Maunsell Keith Austin and Stephan Schulz are the supporting legs,the music they make,the seat.
Rob writes the songs and is lead vocalist, plays acoustic rhythm guitar and harmonica.Musical direction,keyboard and bass playing are Keith's domains. He sings back-up vocals and produced the first album.Stephan plays violin and recorder weaving his subtle magic.
The music that makes up the seat of the Grafia stool is a collection of original lyrically based songs which fit the Folk/ Rock or "Rhythm and Folk" genre. Drums are manned by John Jukes or Jordan Tredray or most recently Riby Ribichesu. We also have a new back-up singer Sherry James, and Dave Dewsnap playing lead guitar for us at alot of our gigs.

LIVE VIDEOS from the Wairarapa TV May Music Marathon


GRAFIA performing "To be Heard" off their debut album "Ultimately Free." Recorded live in 2017.


GRAFIA performing "Think About It" off their debut album "Ultimately Free." Recorded live in 2017.


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

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.