Graham Maby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Graham Maby
Grahamarty1.jpg
Background information
Born (1952-09-01) 1 September 1952 (age 62)
Gosport, England
Genres Punk rock (early), new wave, pop, power pop, folk
Occupations Bassist, proofreader, producer
Instruments Vocals, bass
Years active 1978–present
Labels A&M, Virgin, Sony, Ryko
Associated acts Joe Jackson, They Might Be Giants, Natalie Merchant, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi

Graham Maby (born 1952, Gosport, England), is a bass guitar player. He has recorded and toured with Joe Jackson since his first album, appearing on most of Jackson's albums and tours.[1] He has continued to record and tour with Jackson even while working with other artists.

In the early '90s he toured with Graham Parker, Garland Jeffreys, the Silos, and Darden Smith, among others. In 1996, Maby joined They Might Be Giants recording and touring with them. From 1998 until 2002 he recorded and toured with Natalie Merchant's band. Maby has also appeared on recordings with Marshall Crenshaw, Joan Baez, Freedy Johnston, Ian Hunter, Regina Spektor and Dar Williams.[2][2][3]

Along with playing bass, Maby also produced several tracks on Johnston's 1992 album, Can You Fly.[4] He can be seen in the 1986 movie "Peggy Sue Got Married" as a member of Marshall Crenshaw's band.

Graham's wife, Mary Beth (Bernard) Maby, died on January 12, 2012 after a two-year battle with bladder cancer. He has two children, Claire[3][5] and Pierce.[6]

His first-born son Christopher, also an aspiring musician and talented actor, died in 1998.[7][8]

Discography[edit]

With Joe Jackson:

With They Might Be Giants:

  • John Henry
  • Why Does The Sun Shine? (EP)
  • Back To Skull
  • Factory Showroom
  • Severe Tire Damage
  • Working Undercover For The Man

With Natalie Merchant:

  • Ophelia
  • Live in New York City
  • Motherland
  • The House Carpenter's Daughter

With Freedy Johnston:

  • Can You Fly
  • Unlucky
  • This Perfect World (Elektra, 1994)
  • Never Home
  • Right Between the Promises

With Marshall Crenshaw:

  • Mary Jean and Nine Others
  • Good Evening
  • My Truck Is My Home
  • What's In The Bag?

With Ian Hunter:

  • Shrunken Heads

With Joan Baez:

  • Bowery Songs

With Dar Williams:

  • The Green World

With Regina Spektor:

  • Soviet Kitsch

With Chris Stamey:

  • It's Alright
  • Fireworks

With Darden Smith:

  • Little Victories
  • Deep Fantastic Blue

With Henry Lee Summer:

  • Henry Lee Summer
  • I've Got Everything

With Billy Simons:

  • Music For The Motion Picture

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Joe Jackson Archive: Graham Maby". Jj-archive.net. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b Prato, Greg (2002-09-26). "Graham Maby". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Graham Maby - Joe Jackson Band (BGM Issue 29)". Bassguitarmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "The Joan Baez Web Pages-On the Road!". Joanbaez.com. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  6. ^ "The Joan Baez Web Pages-On the Road!". Joanbaez.com. 2005-10-17. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  7. ^ A Cure for Gravity, autobiography, Joe Jackson, Da Capo Press, 2000
  8. ^ Rachel Woods, Julie Maby, Carol Hilwyn (2007-10-26). "Family life | Life and style". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 

External links[edit]