dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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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, July 21, 2013

what were those recent shows like? POW St Kilda

Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes fought many heroic battles in the smaller upstairs piano bar of this hotel. Friends we knew worked there. The Moodists played there in 1985. I think PBS even started upstairs there in the 80s. It was a fine , dodgy establishment. Much more the home of st Kilda weirdness old school variety than the Esplanade. Though nothing like Joeys and the Linden Tree. You could wander in to that piano bar any time of day or night and slide into a  booth and meet some likely types.
The front bar was, and still is, a last bastion of that St Kilda weirdness. (Along with the Bowling club up the road) They have started putting on bands there which is a  cool thing.
The upstairs , where that piano bar used to be, is a fancy restaurant and the small front , public bar has had to install noise cancelling stuff in the old disused fireplaces and other parts of the walls to not disturb the fine diners. While bands play, the front door has to be boarded up as well. This is in a  pub on the corner of Fitzroy and Acland streets, with trams rattling down there constantly. Why is music so annoying to people?

We played two sets to old friends and the types of blow-ins that St Kilda has always attracted. people from out of town came to see the show. St Kilda is known all over the country as a shady suburb. A couple of streets where people can lose their shame. What is it with these dills who move there for a  good nights sleep?

Between sets, three pilled up young dudes walked on to the stage and put our guitars on. Posing silently as if in their own video. The security chased them. One pulled out his cock as he walked off.
Nobody died.


SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS FORUMS appearances....
saturday july 27th - 10am - dave graney and clare moore as part of "women/men of letters" event - reading a 5-10 minute letter 'to the song I wish I'd written.'
sunday july 28th - about midday – a forum aabout drugs and creativity. Featuring ben lee and dave graney…

BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Friday 2 August Red Marquee -11.45am –1.00pm Rhythm, muse & meaning: the marriage of words & music Gyan Evans, Dave Graney, Craig McGregor
Chair: Simon Marnie

Friday 2 August Pass Cafe 6.00pm You’ve been in my mind
Dave Graney in conversation with Lucky Oceans

Saturday 3 August Macquarie Marquee 1.15pm – 2.15pm So why a book? From performance into print
Dave Graney, Justin Heazlewood Denise Scott, Judith Lucy
Chair: Simon Marnie

Sunday 4th August SCU Marquee 4.00pm – 5.00pm 1001 Australian nights with the bedroom philosopher
Dave Graney, Justin Heazlewood
Chair: Lucky Oceans.
Friday August 30th - dave graney and clare moore will be playing at the Barossa Regional gallery in Tanunda SA
Saturday August 31st and Sunday Sept 1st dave graney and the mistLY will be playing at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide , SA.

Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.

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FEARFUL WIGGINGS

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

rock'n'roll is where I hide/- 2011 "vintage classics/ re recordings" on LIBERATION

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

Keepin' It Unreal-(2006)-minimalist/lyrical vibes,bass and 12 string set - available $20 via Paypal

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

Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Available $20 via Paypal


UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

It is written,baby-book released 1997- available $10 via paypal