Graham Maby

Graham Maby - © 2008 mvonlanthen

born in 1952 in Gosport, England, United Kingdom

Graham Maby

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Graham Maby
Born September 1 1952
Gosport, England
Genres Punk rock, (early)
New Wave, Pop, Power-pop, Folk
Occupations Bassist, Proofreader
Record Producer
Instruments Vocals, Bass
Years active 1978present
Labels A&M Records
Virgin Records
Associated acts Joe Jackson, They Might Be Giants, Natalie Merchant, U2, Bruce Springsteen, 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][3][4]

Along with playing bass, Maby also produced several tracks on Johnston's 1992 album, Can You Fly.[5] He can be seen in the 1986 movie "Peggy Sue Got Married" as a member of Marshall Crenshaw's band.

He has two children, Claire[6][7] and Pierce.[8]

His first born son Christopher, also an aspiring musician and talented actor, died in 1998.[9][10]


With Joe Jackson:

  • Look Sharp!
  • I'm the Man
  • Beat Crazy
  • Jumpin' Jive
  • Night and Day
  • Mike's Murder
  • Body and Soul
  • Live 1980-86
  • Blaze of Glory
  • Laughter & Lust
  • Night Music
  • Summer in the City
  • Night and Day II
  • Volume 4
  • Afterlife
  • Rain

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
  • 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

  • List of bass guitarists


  1. [accessed 27 July 2009]
  2. Graham Maby at All Music Guide
  3. [accessed 27 July 2009]
  4. Graham Maby at All Music Guide [accessed 27 July 2009]
  6. [accessed 27 July 2009]
  7. [accessed 27 July 2009]
  8. [accessed 27 July 2009]
  9. A Cure for Gravity, autobiography, Joe Jackson, Da Capo Press, 2000
They Might Be Giants
John Flansburgh | John Linnell
Dan Miller | Danny Weinkauf | Marty Beller
Brian Doherty | Dan Hickey | Graham Maby | Tony Maimone | Eric Schermerhorn
Albums: They Might Be Giants (1986) | Lincoln (1988) | Flood (1990) | Apollo 18 (1992) | John Henry (1994) | Factory Showroom (1996) | Long Tall Weekend (1999) | Mink Car (2001) | No! (2002) | The Spine (2004) | Here Come the ABCs (2005) | The Else (2007) | Here Come the 123s (2007)
EPs: Wiggle Diskette | 1985 Demo Tape | Don't Let's Start | (She Was A) Hotel Detective | They'll Need a Crane | Purple Toupee | Birdhouse in Your Soul | Istanbul (Not Constantinople) | The Statue Got Me High | The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) | I Palindrome I | Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) | O Tannenbaum | Back to Skull | S-E-X-X-Y | Working Undercover for the Man | Boss of Me | Man, It's So Loud in Here | They Might Be Giants in Holidayland | Bed, Bed, Bed | Indestructible Object | The Spine Surfs Alone
Live albums: Live!! New York City 10/14/94 | Severe Tire Damage | Live | The Spine Hits the Road | Almanac | Venue Songs
Compilations: Don't Let's Start | Miscellaneous T | Then: The Earlier Years | Best of the Early Years | They Got Lost | Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants | A User's Guide to They Might Be Giants | Venue Songs DVD/CD
"Don't Let's Start" | "Ana Ng" | "Birdhouse in Your Soul" | "Particle Man" | "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" | "Doctor Worm" | "Experimental Film"
Video Releases
Direct from Brooklyn | Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) | Here Come the ABCs DVD/CD | Venue Songs DVD/CD
Related Articles
Dial-A-Song | Mono Puff | State Songs (John Linnell solo album)
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