I played some guitar on the album and am playing on all the gigs.
THE DAMES started as a way for Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson to combine their songs in one setup. Clare and I had mixed Kayes album , "International Travel"in 2006.
Rosie Westbrook joined on bass.
The first gigs were as a trio and this really suited Kayes songs. The recordings were begun in 2010. Clares songs needed a few more textures as she built up her songs in the studio from her keyboards.
So by 2012 Will Hindmarsh (from Go Go Sapien) was involved on laptop and synth/keys and I was playing some guitar.
Late in 2012 the DAMES did a gig in Melbourne opening for Barry Adamson. Barry was an old friend from the Magazine days and also when he was in the first version of the Bad Seeds. Barry loved the songs and , upon returning to the UK, suggested he could mix the album. This happened .
The first track on the album is one of Clares called ALL MINE.
We'd been doing some music for a film by Michael Vale and Donna McRae and they offered to make a clip. The result was a deluxe video shot at Monash with a great cameraman called Lazlo - who also devised the brilliant lights.
Michael and Donna did all the art design and involved the actors and had the general horror/ noir idea down.
and we got into the swing of it...
The second song on the album is Wait, a lovely pop groove from Kaye.
Then there's Eve from Clare. A song about the female character from IRONSIDE.Clare plays everything on this track.
Dudley is an instrumental from Kaye. Dedicated to Dudley Moore
Then Clare covers a Beverley Martyn song called Auntie Aviator - featuring myself on acoustic 12 string guitar and Matt Walker on some brilliant electric slide guitar. and Kaye gives us English Life.
Clare then takes us back to tv world with her paen to a character from Angel called THE GROOSALUGG. The music was written by Stu Thomas.
The album continues with another instrumental from Kaye. 5468-JUMP. The title alludes to the time signatures the song moves through.
Then there is Kaye's epic CANYON with guitar heroics from guest player ASHLEY NAYLOR.
The album closes with Clares JUNKTIME. This song first appeared on WE WUZ CURIOUS in 2008. Music by Clare and lyrics by me.
Shows have been going well. Castlemaine and Melbourne so far. We visit Adelaide Nov 3rd at the Wheatsheaf. Then Sydney at the Red rattler w/ Harry Howard and the NDE Dec 13th and the Heritage Hotel in Bulli w/ Jodi Phillis Dec 14th.
BRISBANE! BRISBANE - Friday. (night) 21st February 2014 Queen St. Mall
Saturday (day) 22nd February 2014: Queen St. Mall
Sunday (approx. 3pm) 23rd February 2014: Powerhouse
THE DAMES have a facebook page of course https://www.facebook.com/thedamesmusic
The album is also available here http://thedames.bandcamp.com/ where the album can be a $15 digital copy or $20 for digital and a cd.
It is also available at itunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/the-dames/id691737894
- dave graney
- current albums "Fearful Wiggings" and "play mistLY for me" . On Cockaigne. The latter is a digital only release. 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. I also wish someone could put the music scene back together, but it was always flying apart. I like adult stuff. Always have.
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
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