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 organise or play at shows wherever we are invited. Our creative influences stretch across many musical genres and singer/songwriters, eg. The Beatles, John Lennon, Dylan, Clapton, J.J Cale, Bryan Ferry, James Taylor, Alan Taylor, Dave Rawlings and the Old Crow Medicine Show, Johnny Cash, John Foggerty, Leonard Cohen, Etta James, B.B King, Solomon Burke, Lenny Te Whare, Christy Moore and Jimmy McCarthy to name a few.
We play mainly in the lower North Island but have ventured on several occasions to Auckland. 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.
We are available for concerts, cafe/bar gigs, private parties and other special events, playing a set of originals (now on our first album "Ultimately Free" CD), or covers in the styles of indie folk, Irish, blues, classic and country rock or boogie jazz.
Our first album, "Ultimately Free", a collection of eight originals, was released in May 2016.