We finished our run of 2015 Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes shows with two nights in Adelaide at the Crown and Anchor. It was a tight fit in there both nights (very hot , early summer temperatures too) and the shows were compressed and powerful. Loud and high energy.
I had to spend the day after the first night in silence with the sounds still ringing in my ears and my throat all tore up.
We had the same game plan as Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle. The first set was Night Of The Wolverine and the second consisted of songs before and after that album. I stood there and sang, no guitar. (Well I threw a few shapes here and there and got involved in selling the songs a bit).
I wrote a story for the Adelaide Review about the kinds of cousins I run into in South Australia. I thought it might stem the flow but there were more at these shows.
They do say the damndest things, such as "Oh I can see old Tom in you!" and "you reminded me so much of Uncle Leo...." . Uncle Leo never sang in my experience, or wrote a song, or did a high kick in a jump suit. Just sayin'....
There were also all kinds of freaks at the shows (in a good way) as well as people who hadn't been to the venue or to a show in a decade or more.
Its funny how you remember negative things but after the gig a little thug made a point of coming up to me and saying " I fucking hate you and everything you stand for". I watched him walk away in triumph, thinking that was a bit uncalled for...
Otherwise it was great meeting and chatting with people. All kinds, young and old, from all around the city and the state.
It was a real treat playing with Rod Hayward on guitar and Robin Casinader on keys again. Lovely people and amazing players. The music was tightly focussed and had real precision and power.
We hope to do more dates in the future.
- 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