Played a gig on an icy , windy Thursday night at the Grace Darling Hotel in Smith street. The Dames opened the show. Its hard to get people out on nights like these. The cold is a shock. People will get used to it. Thats me being positive. Musicians are generally negative types but they can fan flames from the smallest spark to keep themselves alive when they are deep in the forest. Of a cold, windy, icy , wet night.
Two days later I played a couple of sets at a cute boutique beer bar called Oscars Alehouse in Belgrave. This is a gig I could walk to. If it wasn’t so damn icy and windy and wet and uphill all the way. Maybe in the summer. But people in the hills are more used to the elements. They turned out. At first the place is full of twenty somethings , who are generally oblivious to music being performed. We come from different dimensions , it seems, though I can see them. Its like an episode of TRUE BLOOD. Astoundingly tall and lean , glamourous , beautiful young girls with their boyfriends, who dress in t shirts no matter what time of year.
Slowly, the music crowd come in and sit around the bars and the tables. Its me and Stu Thomas. Its cute. They sell mulled wine as well as all these exotic, strong beers. I stick to chewing gum and lemonade.
We visit these joints again this month.
The Grace Darling - Smith Street Collingwood- Thursday 8th July w/ Jane Dust and the Giant Hoopoes.
Thursday 15th July w/ the Stu Thomas Paradox
Thursday 22nd July w/ Go Go Sapien.
Oscars Alehouse- 7 Bayview rd Belgrave Saturday 10th and 17th July.
Then we head to Sydney
Thursday 29th July at Lizottes on the Central Coast.
Friday 30th July at Lizottes in newcastle
Saturday 31st July at Notes Live in Newtown
Sunday 1st August the Brass Monkey in Cronulla.
Come along.We need your blood.
- dave graney
- WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Let's get Tight - 2017 CD with Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. I don’t know what I am and don’t want to know any more than I already know. I aspire, in my music , to 40s B Movie (voice and presence) and wish I could play guitar like Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.
2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail
you've been in my mind
June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp
SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL
also available as a digital album
Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20
available as a digital album too
We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album
Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release