Graham Maby

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Graham Maby
Background information
Born (1952-09-01) 1 September 1952 (age 70)
Gosport, Hampshire, England
GenresPunk rock, new wave, pop, power pop, folk
Occupation(s)Bassist, proofreader, producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, bass
Years active1978–present
LabelsA&M, Virgin, Sony, Ryko

Graham Maby (born 1 September 1952), is an English 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.

Maby was born in Gosport. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, 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 recorded with Marshall Crenshaw, Joan Baez, Freedy Johnston, Henry Lee Summer, Ian Hunter, Regina Spektor and Dar Williams.[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 (née Bernard) Maby, died on 12 January 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 actor, died in 1998.[7][8][9]


With Joe Jackson:

With They Might Be Giants:

With Natalie Merchant:

With Freedy Johnston:

With Marshall Crenshaw:

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

With Ian Hunter:

With Joan Baez:

With Dar Williams:

With Regina Spektor:

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]


  1. ^ "The Joe Jackson Archive: Graham Maby". 22 September 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Prato, Greg (26 September 2002). "Graham Maby". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Graham Maby - Joe Jackson Band (BGM Issue 29)". Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  4. ^ [1] Archived July 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "The Joan Baez Web Pages-On the Road!". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  6. ^ "The Joan Baez Web Pages-On the Road!". 17 October 2005. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  7. ^ A Cure for Gravity, autobiography, Joe Jackson, Da Capo Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0306810015
  8. ^ Rachel Woods; Julie Maby; Carol Hilwyn (26 October 2007). "Family life | Life and style". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Christopher Maby - Biographical Summaries of Notable People". 1 September 1952. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

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