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.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Two more Sundays to go in the Croxton Bandroom front room



 This was our set last Sunday at the Croxton Bandroom. Started off with three songs from the 1997 album, The Devil Drives. This was the last album from Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes. We have two more Sundays in our April/May residency. We have played seven unique sets so far. Come on down to 607 High st Thornbury on Sunday from 4-6pm. Special guests this week are Fire and Ice (Penny Ikinger and Julitha Ryan)
set from the Croxton Bandroom- Dave Graney and the mistLY 13-05-2018


A man on the make (1997)

Pianola Roll (1997)

The Sheriff Of hell (1997)

We dont belong to anybody (2011)

dont mess with the blood (2001)

I'm seein' demons (2003)

ULTRAKEEF (unrecorded)

Is that What You did? (unrecorded)

You're all wrong (april 2018)

I'm never Off (2017)

My Schtick weighs a ton (2005)



In the lead up to the show last week I appeared on a couple of non mainstream media streams. Its great that people are using the amazing technolgy that is available to broadcast locally, especially when the mainstream media is turning to shit so blatantly.


One was THE PUBCAST SHOW which was filmed upstairs at the Retreat Hotel in Sydney Rd, Brunswick. I spoke about my book WORKSHY and played a couple of acoustic songs. The two other guests were interesting. One, a comedian who had had some problems with drugs and booze and also a film maker who had also had issues with substance abuse. The theme of the particular epsiode was sobriety . You can access the episode via their Facebook Page here
The film maker had an interesting background in Melbourne 90s dance culture. Here is a short film he was involved in the writing of,  around a character from the same scene, Big Billy. 



I find the phenomenon of the particular dance from that time to be pretty amazing, THE MELBOURNE SHUFFLE.






I also did an interview with Australian Musicians Radio out of a studio in Ferntree Gully. They broadcast it as well as filmed some for a local tv stream which can be accessed via the YARRA RANGES TV Facebook Page.

Over the last week Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds have been playing around Australia. A fantastic dance band and a portal for many into the underworld once opened up and carved in rock by the Gun Club and the Cramps. Kid Congo can access those songs and tones, as well as playing music from his own recent albums. A really great band. Clare Moore sat in on drums for the Pink Tiles who opened for them in Castlemaine and then we played with them on the 17th at the brand new venue under an older name that is the Caravan Music Club.
Kid lives in Connecticut, bassist Kiki Solis lives in St Louis, drummer Ron Miller lives in Lawrence, Kansas and guitarist Mark Cisneros lives in Washington DC. They stay with friends here and play on hired or borrowed gear and sound stellar every time they jump onto a stage They arrived on a Thursday and played every night for a  week before having one day off. Unstoppable grooves!

Clare Moore and in played with the Gun Club in London at the Lyceum in the Strand in 1983 and later on in Amsterdam and London when Kid was in the band. A friend for life. All of them friends for life. A really great bunch of people.





FIVE POINTS - a favourite Kid Congo track...





Our shows at the Croxton have continued to be very enjoyable. We have two more to do in this run. Its a great room. 


Dave Graney memoir-WORKSHY-out on Affirm press.Order it here.
MAY MELBOURNE RESIDENCY - DAVE GRANEY AND THE MISTLY IN THE EXCELLENT FRONT ROOM OF THE CROXTON PARK HOTEL.
Every Sunday in MAY from 4-6pm. presenting different albums weekly and previewing new material. Two more to go!
Book here
- choose your Sunday

Special guests May 20th are FIRE and ICE (Penny Ikinger and Julitha Ryan)



July 7th - The Cabaret Club - Ballarat.
4/9367 Western Highway Warrenheip, Ballarat 33520353348150 
Dave Graney and the mistLY play ADELAIDE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel August 10th/11th/12th - BOOK HERE

A Spotify Playlist of songs from a certain time that really entranced me. 

After the Moodists finished I sat around listening to a lot of music and got a feeling for singer songwriters. But not the acoustic types, more East Coast USA electric singers and songwriters who often had bands. Thats what I wanted to do when we started Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes in London.






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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