Hello Sailor musician back in court

Graham Brazier's court appearance yesterday was his second in two months facing charges of assaulting a woman. Photo / Richard Robinson
Graham Brazier's court appearance yesterday was his second in two months facing charges of assaulting a woman. Photo / Richard Robinson

Hello Sailor frontman Graham Brazier has been back in court, accused of assaulting a woman.

The New Zealand musician denies the charge and appeared at the Auckland District Court yesterday.

Wearing a Liverpool football shirt, Brazier remained quiet during his brief appearance and let his lawyer, Adam Couchman, do the talking.

According to the police charge sheets in court, Brazier and hairdresser Joanne Wild both live at a Dominion Rd flat.

Mr Couchman told the court that Ms Wild would need to find another address to live at because he wanted Brazier bailed there.

Community magistrate Joanna Sihamu gave Brazier bail on the condition that he lived at his Dominion Rd flat, didn't associate with Wild, and that he was not violent.

Wild is also facing a charge of assault. Police say she attacked Brazier using a light fitting as a weapon.

She was also bailed, and the pair are due back in court later this month.

It is Brazier's second court appearance in as many months.

Last month he pleaded not guilty to two charges of assaulting his former partner, the Herald on Sunday reported.

Court documents show the alleged assaults on former partner Toni Aitcheson dated back to 2009.

Brazier is known for his vocals with iconic Kiwi rock outfit Hello Sailor, which formed in 1975. Their debut album two years later was the first New Zealand record to go gold.

The band toured the United States and Australia, and was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame last year.

Brazier, who turned down an offer to join The Doors in 1978 after their lead singer Jim Morrison died, met Ms Aitcheson when he was a guest judge in 2007 on the talent contest Pop's Ultimate Star.

- APNZ

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