yes I have been doing a few readings in bookshops and the like.One of the likes being at Handsome Steves House of Refreshment. Handsome Steve being the trademarked handle for Steve Miller ,guitar player in the Moodists. This was a very intimate affair.Knew everybody stuffed into the room. Wasn't scared or anything , just very hot and clammy in that room.Very enjoyable. Warm reception. Hugs!
Otherwise, spent a day walking around some shops gripping and grinning. Used to do that stuff in the music biz when there were record shops with people in them. Still are a few thank god but I go to them anyway.
Oh, there was International Record Shop Day which saw me standing on a small stage at Basement Discs in Melbourne for a few hours with a mic in hand, in the company of Henry Wagons. And his poor little pug Gordon who Henry pimps all over the joint to sucker people into thinking hes a nice guy. What sort of a nice guy would treat a pug so wantonly? I arks you!That thing is a ball of wasted anxiety!
Only one reading was a bit of a bummer. Badly organized, like being in a episode of "Flight of the conchords". I've been wearing a t shirt with my name and face on it . i was in a Collingwood/Fitzroy Douche-topian street. A fat man on a bicycle treddlied past and made a "tsuh!" sound in my direction. I upset the vibe of his "Xanadoucheian idyll. Still got it.
Was a relief to get to a rehearsal room with the band last week and go over some music. Tour starts tonight and is on until early July.
I have started playing the clarinet which is a joyful experience. Not to do it on the stage for a while yet.
The Harry Howard N.D.E. album is being mastered. The N.D.E. did a gig at the appallingly twee rock theme pub in the city . In the equally twee AC DC Lane. Opening acts both sounded like Free or the Egar Broughton band and could only be listened to out on the street, so loud were the amps! All band members had ear plugs but.
In honour of the cartoonish rock theme I put two sleeves of tattoos on. People were scared, especially Harry.
I am now acquiring a headless Steinberger bass which may see me thrown out of the band. You can stick them in your pants pocket though. The basses.
Our new cd is available at our website.
Thursday 5th May - Bended Elbow- GEELONG.
Friday 6th May- Bended Elbow - Ballarat.
May 7th - Northcote Social Club _ "ROCK"N"ROLL IS WHERE I HIDE" cd LAUNCH with special guests Go Go Sapien.
Saturday 14th May- the Republic Bar- Hobart.Special guets- Hey Mook.
Wednesday 18th May- 7pm- Sydney writers festival- Seymour Centre
Thursday 19th May -3pm Better Read Than Dead Book Signing
265 King St, Newtown
Wed 18th May- reading event at the Seymour Centre -Sydney writers fest-7pm
19/05 Thursday - Notes, Newtown
20/05 Friday - The Vault, Windsor
21/05 Saturday - Coogee Diggers
22/05 Sunday - Clarendon Guesthouse-- Katoomba
Sat 23rd may -1001 australian nights -POPCORN TAXI Event at Bondi Cinema 7pm
Monday 23rd May - 7.30pm Ariel Booksellers Launch.
42 Oxford Street PADDINGTON NSW 2021
26/05 Thursday Lizotte’s – Dee Why
27/05 Friday Lizotte’s – Kincumber
28/05 Saturday Lizotte’s - Newcastle
Monday 30th May - Maitland Library READING
480 High Street, Maitland
Thurs 2nd June Gollan Hotel 73 Keen st Lismore
Friday 3rd June Jubilee Hotel - Brisbane
Saturday 4th June SOL BAR, Maroochydore QLD
Sunday 5th June- Great Northern - Byron bay-Ph: 02 6685 6454
Saturday June 11 in the courtyard of Happy Yess Arts Inc Darwin
Friday 17th June Westernport Hotel - San Remo Victoria
Saturday 18th June- Baha Tacos - Rye Victoria
Friday 24th June the Loft Warrnambool Vic
Sat 25th June- the Wheatsheaf Hotel - Adelaide
Sunday 26th June- Semaphore Workers Club- SA
Thursday 30th June- Transit Bar - Canberra
Sunday 3rd July- Williamstown RSL
- 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