Well we ended 2015 with our third annual Boxing Day Show in Adelaide at the Metro Hotel. Myself and Clare Moore. Our good friend Matt Banham also played.
It's long been my dream to play a show on Christmas Day. Ever since reading about PIL doing their first ever show December 25th in London in 1978.
Needless to say we play whatever we like in this sort of show. Hey-we're all just glad to be out somewhere amongst a bunch of strangers!
We met and talked animatedly with an old school Adelaide bohemian and wine writer, Phillip White. He writes a very interesting and unique blog. Mostly centred around wine and food as thats his scene. From the wine growing region of McLaren Vale.
He wrote, specifally of us here ...
If you can't find the energy to click, he said,
the music was like great aged muscat ... with a spritz of Steely Dan at
their most pretzel lyrical and maybe some Boz Bewitched Bothered and
Bewildered ... even Nancy Wilson/Tom Jobim dammit ... but it wasn't them
it was them ... true cool and deadly ... brilliant original music...."
That impressed us!
We were also supposed to make a New Years Eve show with Harry Howard and the NDE in the Lorne/ Wye River area in Victoria. We dutifully drove toward this area, despite all the news telling us that it was on fire and was going to get worse. We were going to stay with friends who lived in a country cabin nestled deep within a natural forest. Their local council was going to advise them to leave or not the next morning. We eventually found their dwelling, driving down a winding dirt path and even politely asking questions of s young country man in a ute who I noticed was shyly putting his rifledown as we pulled along side. He grunted that he didn't know anybody in the area and we left him, hearing several loose shots as we pulled up at our friends shack. The next morning the show was sensibly cancelled and we drove to Melbourne.
The poor fellow who had organized the show as a boutique festival for a couple of hundred patrons had lost a lot of dough and we played a benefit for him in early January.
WE are doing more shows with the NDE and are two thirds of the way through a new album for 2016 release.
Now we are doing some shows in and around Melbourne - Malvern Gardens Sunday Jan 24th and a duo set in Apollo Bay Tuesday Jan 26th- and planning a trip to NSW in February. The latter will be a duo show by myself and Clare Moore.
We are playing Feb 18th at Djangos in Marrickville
Feb 19th at Smiths Alternative in Canberra. 7pm show and 9:30 pm show
Feb 20th at the excellent Paragon cafe in Katoomba and Feb 21st at the Bearded Tit in Redfern.
Of course we have been most excited about an invitation to play at an ATP festival in Wales in April, curated by the great comedic player, Stewart Lee.
A line-up that includes many avant garde heroes! We are honoured to be in such company!
We will be doing some shows on Brittany, Edinburgh, Manchester and London as well.
2016 - bring it on!
Look out for a new track we are finishing soon. I'm a good hater!
- 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.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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