This is a clip from a show we did at the South Melbourne Town Hall, in the Old Council Chambers, in July 2011. It was at the end of a long series of live shows and a rare hook up with Mark Fitzgibbon on piano. We like to play in different rooms. This was a show as part of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, an annual event curated by a couple of great guys who used to run the Butterfly Club, which is a cute room right next door to this Town Hall. We did a few "narrative type shows there. Hour long series of songs around a theme and a story. All my songs to start with. "Point Blank" was me, Clare on vibes and Mark on the stand up piano there. No mic, just singing into the tiny room.
Then we did a sequel "live in hell" which had me, Clare on a small drum kit, Stu Thomas on a fuzz bass through a tiny amp and Stuart Perera on nylon string guitar. That had songs on a them , my own and covers of Roxy Music, the Fall, Elvis and the Doors.
Then we did "MC Bits" which was me on guitar and singing and Mark Fitzzgibbon on piano. Songs of mine and others by Suicide, Bert Jansch, Hoagy Carmichael, Kevin Ayers and Robyn Hitchcock. Oh, and run through "the blind mans penis" by John Trubee.We did these mainly at the Butterfly Club but also at the Adelaide Festival theatre and the Sydney Opera House. FRom 2007-2010.
This show was just us bringing our rock songs into a different environment. Playing very quietly. Not many people came. We enjoyed ourselves greatly. You have to do different things if you're a musician.
Gina Robertson filmed it and the sound is great, because of the volume we are playing at.
Mark is now in Shanghai where he has been playing in a jazz band five nights a week at the same hotel since this performance happened.
- 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