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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SONG OF LIFE - first digital release for 2018

We have a new digital single out now. Recorded mostly in late 2017. It's called Song Of Life.
I wrote the song when in hospital for an appendix operation earlier that year. I was feeling very mortal as it was an old school operation due to being a  pretty advanced case and then I got a bit of an infection.
So I thought of writing a song about my life.

I was laying there in my cot and thought that that was they it ends up for most people, if they're lucky. Looking out from their cot... just like they were when they were babies.

I'm unsure where "zip-a-dee-doo-what is/was/that/this?" came from. Maybe it's the sort of thing that would be the last lick to loose through your mind as you slip outside this house for good?

Twelve string acoustic guitar, fuzz bass, vibes and melodica. Its both stark and grand.
A big chorus. Two verses.

Dave Graney - 12 string acoustic guitar , fuzz bass, beat, keys and vocals
Clare Moore - vibes, congas, melodica
Stu Thomas - bass

Recorded at the Ponderosa November 2017 by Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Released February 23rd.


yeah starin' out from my cot
back where I started
where it begins
where it stops 

meet everybody by the age of ten
you search for those cats again
all your life
faces in the street
you put 'em to that lens
try everything on in your teens
even though so much is down to your JEANS
never knew such plenty in your twenties
get real sentimental in your thirties
get awful mean in your forties
get even better in your fifties
then you better find somethin' else to do
song of life 
zip-a-dee-doo-WHAT is/WAS/THAT/this?
zip-a-dee-doo-what IS/was/that/THIS?
yeah it all closed in on me
my mind seized down
chucked all my toys out
staring out from my cot

song of life
zip-a-dee-doo-WHAT is/WAS/THAT/this?
zip-a-dee-doo-what IS/was/that/THIS?

Its at Bandcamp now.

Here is  a Universal link for Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.

Here it is at Soundcloud.

When were in Europe in September/October 2017 we shot some scenes of us hanging about in Esch (near Luxembourg). Barry C Douglas edited into a video.

 I have continued recording some songs but am very keen to get into the studio with the mistLY and do a  proper session in the first half of this year. We have quite a few songs ready to go.

To get them into shape we are playing a month of Sundays in the excellent front room of the Croxton Park Hotel, 607 high st Thornbury, showtime from 4-6pm.

We will be previewing songs as well as revisiting specific albums and have special guests each week.

Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes play GUMBALL/DASHVILLE near Newcastle April 28th.  

Dave Graney and the mistLY play ADELAIDE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel August 10th/11th/12th - BOOK HERE


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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


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

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