- 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.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Tropic Thunder-wedding band career 1 - and out
Went to a delightful wedding at Wye River,just past Lorne. Inclement weather forced proceedings inside to the surf lifesaving club . Plans had been for the guests to be standing on the bride over the river Wye as the bride was rowed down and under us by a crew of stout galley slaves. Perhaps this may have had to coincide with planning and knowledge of the tides as if it was going in the boat may have been in a static non moving position as the rowers fought the waters power.
So the beautiful and happy couple took their vows under an arch inside.
The guests had been asked to dress in a "tropical style".
There was then a wedding dance which was a total Busby Berkley routine where the amazing couple had a first and 3rd row of dancers in front , around and behind them. A tango morphing into a Bollywood routine.Blindingly well executed. Then the band played.
Peter Luscombe and Clare Moore alternating on drums.Aaron Cupples on guitar, Pat Bourke and Phil Kakulas on bass, Dan kelly on guitar and keys and Dan Luscombe also on guitar and keys. I sat at the back and played acoustic guitar. The latter Dan was really the musical director and arranged all the songs after nutting out the chords.
We had all arrived the night before and attended a song bootcamp at a sweat lodge high above the river which lasted until 2 am.
All songs had been requested by the bride and groom.
Guest vocalists were Quincey Maclean on Unit 4plus 2s "concrete and clay" and the Turtles "happy together". Dan L sang "I only have eyes for you" and also led us through a beautiful version of Santo and Johnny's "sleepwalk". Lilith Lane came on and sang Etta James "at last" and Madonnas "crazy for you".
I had a lunge at " one night of sin" by Elvis Presley and Amanda Roff did a great version of the Beach Boys "God Only Knows" accompanied by Dan L on guitar and ending with the assembled throng harmonizing. Sweet.
Had a great time. People stayed on the dancefloor until the early hours, the waves crashed all night long.
Drove back to town the nest day, after cleaning the surf life saving club up.
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