Francisca Griffin

aka Kathy Bull, Kathy Griffin

Francisca Griffin has morphed and shifted, reinvented and found herself and her music over the last 40 years. Always creating, healing, or leading, she continues to follow her muse.

Canadian by birth, Francisca Griffin – originally Kathy Griffin but known as Kathy Bull in her days with Look Blue Go Purple and other acts – is a Dunedinite by design, the city claiming her and not letting go. However, it wasn’t entirely love at first sight. Moving to Dunedin in 1975 with her family was a culture shock. 

Francisca Griffin at the launch of ‘the spaces between’, the Cook, Dunedin, 25 January 2019
Francisca Griffin, 2019.
Look Blue Go Purple and W.S.S.O.E.S gig poster, Oriental Tavern, Dunedin, mid-1980s. 
Photo credit: Posters collection, Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena,University of Otago. S15-548a
Look Blue Go Purple: Denise Roughan, Lesley Paris, Kath Webster, Kathy Bull, Norma O'Malley.
Photo credit: Photo by Terry Moore
Francisca Griffin setlist, The Crown, Dunedin, March 2018
The cover of 1991's self-titled compilation album
Look Blue Go Purple, Dunedin, 1985 - Denise Roughan, Kathy Bull, Lesley Paris, Norma O'Malley, Kath Webster.
Photo credit: Jeremy Freeman
Francisca Griffin at the Whammy Bar, October 2018.
Francisca Griffin live at the Crown, Dunedin, 2017.
Poster for Francisca Griffin gig at None Gallery, Dunedin, 8 April 2017.
Francisca Griffin and the Bus Shelter: Gabriel Griffin, left, Mick Elborado, right, 2019.
Look Blue Go Purple: Kathy Bull, Norma O'Malley, Lesley Paris, Denise Roughan, Kath Webster.
Look Blue Go Purple - In Your Favour (live, 1985)
The 2017 compilation, Still Bewitched
Shayne Carter - Big Fat Elvis (live) - with Francisca Griffin on bass, Peter Jefferies on drums.
Kathy Bull steps up to the mic in Look Blue Go Purple.
Francisca Griffin performing at ‘the spaces between’ album launch at the Cook, Dunedin, 25 January 2019
Francisca Griffin playing at the Inch Bar, May 2019
Look Blue Go Purple - Circumspect Penelope (1985)
Francisca Griffin and The Bus Shelter Boys poster, 28 July 2018, Audio Foundation, Dunedin. 
Look Blue Go Purple, L to R: Kathy Bull, Denise Roughan, Kathryn Webster, Lesley Paris, Norma O'Malley
Photo credit: Photo by Terry Moore
Francisca Griffin live to air on Radio One, Dunedin, 2018
Francisca Griffin, ‘the spaces between’ album cover, 2019. 
Poster for Francisca Griffin gig at Zanzibar, 29 August 2017.
Francisca Griffin's setlist for the Lonnie Hollie support 18 June 2019 
Look Blue Go Purple - Cactus Cat (1986)

Griffin has a naturopathy business called Being Healthy, and had a radio show on OAR FM Dunedin called 'Being Healthy Naturally'.


Cocomuse Releases

Flying Nun

Oddfish Productions

New World of Sound


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