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Two albums in 2019. ONE MILLION YEARS DC by Dave Graney and Clare Moore and ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? from Dave Graney and the mistLY. 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, March 31, 2020

Hello-Hello again

It's been a while.
Now the world has changed.
That sort of thing is typed out somewhere into a  computer all over the world every few minutes.

Feb 20th we did a fantastic show in St Kilda with the mistLY. Such a  great room.
Then Clare Moore and I did two excellent gigs in Hobart with guitars and vibes. One at Mona Musem and another at a beautiful out of town hotel called the Longley International.

At Mona

Clare Moore in Salamanca Place- the waterfront patch of Hobart.

I played six shows by myself in five days in West Australia in the last week of February and had the most enjoyable time of it.
A couple of house shows, a theatre style performace at Fremantle Social Club, drives to play in the Margaret River and Bunbury and back in Perth again. Well the last one was technically in a beach suburb called Scarborough about 20 minutes out of the city but I called it Perth. I used a beautiful Fender Blues Deluxe borrowed from former Triffid Alsy McDonald. Was great to catch up with him and Jill Birt. Martyn Casey and Bleddyn Butcher were at the gig too.

People were so nice to me, at several of the gigs mother and father were there with their young adult children, the whole family having grooved on my work for decades. People hugged me and a man gave me a beautiful artwork - a eally excellent landscape painting.

Could not have had a better time of it. Even the last show which was notable for the presence of a country basketball team, all dressed in white terry towling hats and shorts like 70s cricket thugs who just talked and stunk up the room for the whole show. Just young, dumb hicks who were staying at the hotel too and whose idea of a gig would have been a TV talent show. They didn't know what a show was or what I was doing. Some dill coming up and asking me if he could play a song on my guitar etc. No...

They were there until the bitter end until I packed up. The second set had seen people in the audience standing up and yelling at them to "fuuuucccckkkk ooooooffff!" It could have gotten silly but I handled the situation. Yes, they were still there as I packed up, singing some stupid song that they all knew. I was staying there too. I took my guitars and amp to my room and there was a bunch of them standing around the door. I got out my key and one of them said, "you was on Spick and Specks last week 'ey?" (Australian tv show which we had played some musical parlour game on- "we" being Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes"- for a 90s special. We had recorded it in October.) "Yeah" I said, not really feeling like engaging with them after they'd done their best to ruin the gig. They were impressed by that tv stamp of authenticity and stared at me a bit like I was on tv again and just continued to drink beer in the corridor.

 Spicks and Specks 90s special - we played elements of 90s hits and the panellists had to guess which. You can catch it on iview here.

Oh well, see how much text I spent on the bad rather than the good? thats life ain't it? You only remember the arseholes. The stiffs.

Adele Pickvance, who played with us for three albums in the late 90s, early 2000's came to Melbourne (from Brisbane) to do a couple of brilliant shows with her  band Adele and the Chandeliers/ Both shows were with the Routines (Jane Dust, Clare Moore, Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh).

Then I came back to Melbourne March 2nd with the gathering pandemic starting to get some attention. Clare went to Adealaide to do shows with Alyce Platt and also with The Songs Of David McComb. I pretty much have only left the house once since then to do a radio show Tuesday 17th March. The last two radio shows I have done remotely via skype to the studio and with Andrew Delaney in at Triple R.

You can listen to the latest episode of the show here.

Melbourne is now close to locked down. Our Federal government has been slow and wholely concerned with the economy. It hurts them to have to think of people. The State government of Victoria has been great and has really been leading the Feds to more effective action.

We went to the shops once this week. I wore clothes from the back of the wardrobe, including shoes I could leave outside our front door.

Shopping kit.

We have no gigs so no income and things are looking grim.

The weather has been so lovely in Melbourne though. A very David Lynchian moment. Blue skies, birds going mad with the quietness of the city and this nagging sense of doom with the invisible terror...

If you wanted to buy some of our music from Bandcamp that would be a great help.
We have CDS available as well as digital downloads.

I'll be putting up some more stuff soon. 90s cds and some badges and cassettes. Stay tuned.

I have also been mixing a show Clare Moore and I did in Canberra in January with Robin Casinader. Its almost finished and could be out in a matter of weeks as a digital download album. It sounds deluxe and is a set of songs leaning heavily on our 90s output. It is to be called IN CONCERT.

There will be two or three other digital albums to come in the next months. One is a set we did in London and Hull in 2017 with Malcolm Ross and Georgio "the dove" Valentino and another is a show we did in Melbourne in November 2019 at Birds Basement Jazz Club with the mistLY. That will be LIVE AT BIRDS.

I have also collaborated on an album with UK electronic artist Robin Rimbaud aka SCANNER and that sounds stellar. Just a serendipitous thing we talked about online about 18  months ago that got some time to attend to in December-January. Yes, Pre-Corona.

We are also thinking of doing some live streamed shows. We did one recently on Facebook for a winery in Penola, SA. Well it was for a group of people who are connected to that page. It took a whie for us to get it happening, more Facebooks problem than ours.  Might be be able to see it via Facebook here.

Stay safe, everybody and stay home!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ember Lounge then Hobart then out West then North

We were in NSW and QLD in November and all that beautiful subtropical area was burning. That wasn't really country that should be on fire. A couple of days in the smoke was bad enough for us. People put up with it for months! Adelaide had hills of fire in December and all kinds of smoke enveloped Melbourne in January.
Our most recent run of shows were in Sydney, Central Coast and Canberra and it was like the movie WATERWORLD. Torrential, unceasing rain. We had to load and unload gear in the rain, learning how to do so without ever putting anything on the ground which was more often than not running water. Then getting changed into almost dry clothes again. Thanks so much to everybody who came out it was so heartening! Those shows were with Clare Moore on vibes, percussion and keys, Robin Casinader on keys and myself on electric and acoustic guitars. It was really challenging - and very much so for Robin on a personal level - but also very rewarding.

One of the shows was a PARLOUR gig at a house in the inner West of Sydney and was really great. Always unpredictable situations. This was really like being among old friends. They had everybody dressed up as icons from pop culture of the last 50 years. There was a small vocal PA in the lounge room. Took me a song to find my bearings and away we went.
Kids served food and there was a digital photo booth that send pictures to your phone.

 I enjoyed it a lot and am up for some more PARLOUR GIGS. It's a system or portal where you can book artists to come play in your PARLOUR - House - Apartment - Back yard etc. I have  done some  of these with a mic and guitar plugged into my acoustic amp. Thats if its in driving distance from Melbourne. Very flexible! Very do-able!  Click here for more PARLOUR details.

You can also contact us DIRECT and sort out an event. (This would be easier and probably preferred)

This Thursday Feb 20th we play a rare MELBOURNE SHOW with the mistLY at the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) in St Kilda. Clare Moore and Dave Graney duo shows are then scheduled for Hobart on the 22nd and 23rd. Both daytime shows and details are below.

On the 23rd Feb, the ABC will be televising a  SPICKS AND SPECKS 90s special which was filmed in October and for which Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes were involved.

My amp reconfiguration. My Roland GC408 (solid state 80 watts through 4 8" speakers) which I've had for about 13 years and which lay unused because the reverb tank had tanked and my dead Fender M80 red knob. I took the reverb from the Fender and dropped it into the Roland and then rigged the M80 as an extra speaker box. Hey it’s the most beautiful clean reverbed sound. So we are playing two guitars bass and drums MistLY style at the Ember Lounge/memomusichall this Thursday. Looking forward so much to playing raveups with @clarecmoore Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera. The rehearsals were excellent.

2020 shows
Feb 20th Dave Graney and the mistLY play the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) St Kilda.
Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show
Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show
Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore
Friday March 27th
Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane QLD
Saturday March 28th Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane QLD
Sunday March 29th Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast , QLD

 Clare Moore is in  the Routines, a  band created and led by Jane Dust with Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien. Here is a clip called SEX from their debut ep. They play The Esplanade in Melbourne March 6th and the Old Bar March 7th with Adele and the Chandeliers. Adele played in Melbourne recently with Robert Forster (she was in the 2000s reboot of the Go Betweens) and she also played in the Dave Graney Show from 1998-2003

David Eastaugh
does a fantastic podcast from the UK called C86 , focusing on indie pop from the eighties. Recently he did an hour with Dave Graney talking about this period and the MOODISTS.

To get the full picture you should really hear the earlier podcast interview on THE MOODISTS that David did with CLARE MOORE.

"Dave Graney and Clare Moore return with a second album for 2019 with the intriguingly titled “One Million Years DC”. The collection of 11 songs is uniquely different to the years earlier offering  Zippa-DeeDoo-What Is/Was That/This? , which was more rock based. Here we return to the cool jazzy pop sounds that were encountered on The Coral Snakes “Soft ‘n’ Sexy Sound” or The Dave Graney Shows “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” or  Dave and Clare’s “Hashish and Liquor” and “Keepin’ It Unreal” releases". BOB OSBORNE SALFORD UK PODCASTS AND RADIO

Album Out now- A digital only release.
Get  'One Million Years DC' at Apple Music HERE

Details about the making of the album here.
 A page with all Dave Graney lyrics on the OFFICIAL PAGE

A blog from 2012 where I invented a music genre called SQUELCH.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Pop Ruins - a clip made for us by Delaney Davidson

Delaney Davidson was over from New Zealand in late November/early December to do some shows in Melbourne and he shot some images on his phone when we went to get a coffee in Box Hill.
He shot some of Clare at a  show she was doing in Reservoir and just this week he sent us this clip. Thanks so much Delaney!

The song is one of the central thematic pieces on our album ONE MILLION YEARS DC, along with COMRADE OF POP.

Two opposites really. One focuses on abandoned, brokedown palaces and rock'n'roll movie sets and hotels with Marquee Moons and the other riffs on the underground connections a person can make in the musical demi monde of shadows and elemental shapes in the smoke machined interiors you spend so much time awake and dreaming within. Doncha?
The lyrics reference houses and scenes associated with the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley , the Saints and the potent names of famous theatres and clubs


Oh look at that beautiful song lyin’ there in the sand 
hey, where did that sand come from? 
must’ve come in with the song 
Pop Ruins 
 I love this song! 
Hey, you know, we built this song 
this song in the sand 
Pop Ruins 
Edith Grove - Powis Square - 56 Hope Road - Petrie Terrace 
This Brokedown Palace on Shakedown Street 
this Family Dog 
we listened from a window in the Mars Hotel 
there’s a Marquee Moon as well 
absolutely wrecked 
Pop Ruins 
The Roxy - The Odeon - Apollo - Palais - Olympia - The Whiskey - Detroit Grande 
yeah I felt bad for places and times that were never mine 
Brooklyn 79 
back in the day, back in the day 
the Zen Arcade 
with the Jimmy Castor Bunch 
Pop Ruins 
yeah I love this song 

credits Dave Graney - vocals, guitars. Clare Moore - vibes, bass xylophone, melodica, backing vocals Stu Thomas - backing vocals

Otherwise, I've been writing a lot of songs. We have some dates coming up this weekend in Central Coast NSW and Canberra and then further. Working out what and how to play things. While doing thata. I've been writing more songs. I'm at a time of my life when its just all rushing at me and through me. This incredible time of political corruption and attendant bending of reality via the  corporate media when run alongside the absolutely crazy weather is really pushing me to try and understand or articulate things about my life and world. For instance, Australia used to be a place you could feel good about being a part of. Its being trashed by thugs.

I've been thinking of recording some things on a  4 track cassette player and that got me to pulling out a load of re-recorded cassettes that have been sitting on a  shelf for DECADES.  

I've been throwing up the listening experience on Instagram. (I shared some on Twitter but thats a different kind of social media. people argue and comment a lot more. Not as much as Facebook. Instagram is the softest. Nicest.) I'll share them again here. Its been very enjoyable opening up this box of sound.

Old School double cassettes in the house. Deadheads, Jerrys playing is great on this and the two drummers sound terrific. The Tim Buckley Dream Letter double live has been very inspirational over the years. The fearlessness of the playing within the minimal format #cassettes #timbuckley #gratefuldead #dreamletter #withoutanet

 Today’s cassettes and today’s truck. #derekandclive #vanmorrison #blackandblue

 Today’s cassettes and vintage ride. #weatherreport #sydstraw #jaguar

 Yes I was trying to get organazized (Travis Bickle word) and got distracted. By a deluxe tape deck I haven’t been using enough. Today’s cassettes. And truck. #keithjarrett #gatobarbieri

 Today’s cassettes and vintage muscle car. In homage to sulphuric Sydney nightlife as sung and played by rogues such as Peter Wells (Rose Tattoo) and Marc Hunter (Dragon). I loved their music and got to say hello to each once- sadly- at benefits for them when they were in ill health. #peterwells #rosetattoo #marchunter #dragon #kingscross #sydney

 Today’s vintage ride and cassettes. Some vintage British individualities. Ian Dury with Kilburn and The High Roads, Roxy Music with Paul Thompson , Phil Manzanera oh and BRYAN, and Clare Moores fave AUDIENCE with the amazing Howard Werth and the brilliant Hipgnosis sleeves. #roxymusic #audience #howardwerth #kilburnandthehighroads #iandury #hipgnosis

Today’s cassettes and vintage vehicle. The Associates POPERA and two late 80s bootleges. The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Bought latter at a stall as we walked out of the Hammersmith Odeon from the actual gig! It was the Blah Blah Blah tour. Barry Adamson on bass and Seamus on guitar/ keys. He’s the figure Australians have seen for years on the opening to RAGE tv show in the Alien Sex Fiend shirt. We bought tickets at the door, it was his first tour since Bowie’s hit with China Girl allowed him to stop touring and get healthy. He came on and did side one of Funhouse with short hair and a black leather jacket. #theassociates #iggypop #jesusandmarychain

Today’s cassettes and vintage ride. A Morris Major Woody van I think. Barry Adamsons amazing debut Moss Side story, all instrumental but I wrote some liner notes. Coming out of his bass player corner to be a band leader/soundtrack composer, He started singing on subsequent albums and has kept up a stellar flow of superb quality music. Cyndi Lauper , I love her songs like I Drove All Night and Money Changes Everything. Henry Rollins finest recorded moment letting his freak flag out with the Hard Ons on an AcDc song. My sister Julie left this with me. She and her mates came out of Waverley after a rare Saints win and put this tape in as they put the foot on the gas and drove back to inner city civilisation. #henryrollins #thehardons #cyndilauper #barryadamson #mosssidestory

“I was on the backseat. Being taken to Bordertown. There was nothin for me there. I pulled the window and let my hand stray. I Held The Cool Breeze.” PIC JULIE GRANEY

 Today’s vintage cassettes and ride. Sorry for the break in posts, I was looking for another Robyn Hitchcock tape, Queen Elvis. Unfortunately the house has eaten it. First got into Robyn via what was to be his last album with the Egyptians,the masterful Respect CD. It contained the brilliant sex-religion splainer SERPENT AT THE GATES OF WISDOM (think about it) and the wonderful musical pastiche homage THE WRECK OF THE ARTHUR LEE. Since then I’ve kept up as best as I can. He works a tight and well defined area but brings you into a universe. So this is Globe Of Frogs. Note the rare landscape perspective cassette album artwork. Also Jeremy Spencer, a solo album from a member of the best era of Fleetwood Mac. Back then, to leave a band you had to lose your mind with acid, bring Yoko to a rehearsal or join a religious cult. Jeremy did the latter I think. #robynhitchcock #jeremyspencer #fleetwoodmac #liptontea

Today’s vintage cassettes, ride and slide. Southern Rock was a fave jam when I was a teen. The Allman Brothers Live At Fillmore East. They apparently played until dawn. Duane and Berry both dead before the next release. Amazingly dramatic band. Invited to Jimmy Carter’s inauguration. Fellow Southerners. Is Texas “southern” ? ZZ Tops Billy Gibbon was in The Moving Sidewalks on Nuggets. That came out in ‘72 and ZZ Top were still on the boogie circuit. They hit biggest in the 80s. I hear Billy is an art collector. Abstract.  #zztop #allmanbrothers #treshombres #riograndemud

 Today’s vintage cassettes and truck. The Everly Brothers and Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps. The latter were Mark E Smith’s faves as he approved of the way they were said to like a fight on occasion. The Boys Next Door also did a great version of Genes song CATMAN which suited them so well. John Cale could be heard to speak highly of the Everlys beautiful harmony singing. They liked to disagree as well. The music of both acts is so simple and should be studied by any indie act as examples of what you can do with a few simple elements. Almost acoustic recordings. Of course you need talent, immersion in a vibrant, rich culture from a young age, obsessive drive, beautiful and loud Martin guitars. And maybe some great diet pills. And grease for your hair. #pomade #everlybrothers #genevincentandthebluecaps #dietpills #martinguitars

 Today’s vintage cassette and ride. An American Prayer by Jim Morrison with music by The Doors. Well an awkward construct there as Jim was in The Doors too but the music business always had to isolate the singer. Music added after Jim’s death. Some live tracks, some recordings of his poetry and him just talking. Fantastic, as is everything put down by these young guys in “five mean years”. I love his rap on astrology here which ends “ gonna get my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up on flames” . I also covered Ode To My Cock in our show Live In Hell. “Death and my cock are the world”. Once drove from the city to our place ( an hour trip) in our old HQ on a hot day with Kim Salmon getting very angry in the back seat as I made everybody enjoy this piece of magic ( he don’t like the Doors) . #jimmorrison #anamericanprayer #thedoors #kimsalmon #Itouchedherthighanddeathsmiled

 Today’s vintage cassettes with no rides (street level stuff here) . I got to stress, these tapes have been sitting on a shelf since the cassette era ended! There are also the mixtapes. Street Beats is very early hip hop with Grandmaster Flash headlining but great support from Treacherous Three and also West Street Mob #streetrap #streetbeat #queenofclubs #discofrenzy #oldskool

Today’s vintage cassettes and truck. When I was a teen in Mt Gambier everybody had Vans album Tupelo Honey and I heard THEM classics like Here Comes The Night on radio. That was a Bert Berns production and co write, I’d learn later on. He was Vans mentor in the USA. Apparently they argued on the phone and Bert died of a heart attack and his widow blamed Van. Van wanted out of the contracts he’d signed and the settlement was that her company would own the copyrights to his next album. He recorded this one TB SHEETS which is pretty harrowing stuff. The next album was Astral Weeks and some of those tunes were in the deal as well. (I was told to listen to that thinking of the singer being obsessed with a young girl). Anyway, any Van Morrison album is touched with some magic. Veedon fleece has such a unique sound and I love his mid 70s AOR FM songs like Wavelength.#vanmorrison #them #tbsheets

2020 shows
Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast NSW
Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Smiths in Canberra with Coral Snake Robin Casinader joining them on mellotron.
Feb 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) St Kilda.
Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show
Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show
Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

twennytwenny I'm Not Just Any Nobody.

Of course TWENNY is properly pronounced a la John Cougar Mellencamp in his hit song Miami. He twisted vowel sounds like a thug in that tune and then had a film clip with lyrics and a bouncing ball to rub in yer faces. "I know yer nowhere near TWONNY"...

I digress. Mellencamp was going off on a disco vibe here. I loved it when acts did that. The Stones, The Eagles, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead.
He had the added juice of his short guy anger to propel his shit as well. Him and Billy Joel. Anger! Big Shot! Pink Houses! Jack and Dianne! Uh Huh! Nothin Matters And What If It Did! Glass Houses!

Yes Twonny Twonny.
Clare Moore and I were inducted into the SA MUSIC HALL OF FAME in December. that was a cool night. Quite hot to be honest and we put in a good couple of hours vis a vis the ceremony and then did two sets at a lovely venue called the Jade. Me on guitars and vocals and Clare Moore on vibes, keys, vocals, percussion and melodica.

The ceremony involved me shaking hands with a Liberal politician but nobody died. His interaction with us was not really ll that much. It was a very Adelaide occasion. Six pm on the footpath in town, a nearby character in a wheelchair on the corner was pointed out to be former North Adealaide football star Neil Sachse.

Our medallions were given to us by Keith Conlon, an Adelaide media presence for many years and one of those really cool, vintage showbusiness pros who are really great to hang out with. Everything is smooth and surfaced beautifully.

The event was really driven by a local musician Enrico Morena who is part of the Adelaide Musicians Collective. Thanks Enrico.

The very next day I did a Parlour show at a couples house in the southern area of Adelaide. It was quite a delightful experience. I played with both my voice and guitar going through my guitar amp. You can tell by my clothes that I had already unbuttoned for the summer.

You never know what to expect at these events but these people really went all out to make it a pleasant experience

There was even an iced tub of mineral water. In my dressing room.

I did two sets and at the end, after having nervously confided in me during the break that he was thinking of doing so, the fellow who'd organized the show took to the mic and gave a heartfelt speech, got on one knee and proposed to his partner. (A few wags were asking if I was a celebrant too...)

So if there is a situation I could play at near Melbourne that I could drive to I can come with my amp, mic and guitar and make show. If its a plane flight away we'd have to organize something else. (I am not a celebrant though!)

You can organize it through the PARLOUR Website.

Or you can get in touch with me directly. This is probably easier. Here is a link to my email.

Then we went to the beach for a few days. That was pretty great. I had a new rashy.

Adelaide beaches still have a lovely slow pace about them. This vintage crowd had a party around their Kombi.

We also got up to episode 47 of 70s Australian tv show, THE BOX, which Clare's brother Patrick keeps in a  locked safe at his flat. Every episode is a cliff hanger. Another eleven months until we see more.
It is set in a fictional tv station. George Mallaby is married to Briony Behets. He is the program manager and she sits at home, takes pills, drinks and carries on with Allan, a camera man who has come with them from Adelaide. 

George is also having an affair with Belinda Giblin, Station manager Max Knights secretary (also his lover).

There is also Cul Cullen as the alcoholic joke writer for the horrible Irish tonight show host, Mrs H the tea lady, Judy Nunn the lesbian gossip columnist, Sir Henry the uptight station owner, Fanny Adams the free loving sexpot and Lee Whiteman the very camp  script editor. The latter two are the only decent characters in the show, by decent I mean good and kind.

We also did our annual late afternoon show at the Metro on Boxing Day. I always wanted to play on Christmas Day but this is the closest I have gotten.

photo Trish Flowers 

 We drove back to Melbourne before New year. the heat was incredible and fires were breaking out everywhere, in the Adelaide Hills for instance. Thanks in large parts to the climate change denying thug LNP government who are running our country into the ground. It has gotten worse and I can't see it getting any better until they are tossed out and Rupert Murdoch is dead, his empire in ruins and Mark Zuckerberg in gaol. Australia is run by mining interests though. They own the LNP.

This is how they celebrated when they repealed the carbon tax. The woman and the man with his face most directly at the camera (Christopher Pyne from Adelaide) both left before the May election because they assumed the government would be tossed out. They were so on the nose. They got in by one seat.  The country is on fire, thousand or more homes burned, 28 people dead at last count, 1.25 BILLION animals dead and they are still bullshitting every day that they are doing their bit for climate change. They argue that we are 1% of the emissions and to do more than we should is silly. Others argue that that was our contribution to the Second World War. Australia's international reputation is at the lowest it has ever been. White Trash of the Pacific. 

Post Script.

Former Coral Snakes bas player Gordy Blair lives in Mallacoota which is still off limits due to fires and all the roads in and out are closed. 4000 people were on the beach around New Years Day, waiting for the signal to put their heads under water. Eventually the navy was called in to get them out via the ocean.
Our guitarist in the mistLY, Stuart Perera drove into Mallacota to play a gig on New Years Eve with his dance band. They ended up helping to save the pub and also completed the gig! They got out on a non Navy boat,  leaving his car and gear there. Here is a story via the ABC.

Also, Coral Snake guitarist Rod Haywards' elderly mother was at home in Ensay, near Omeo with fire threatening the farm on three sides before she was driven to safety.

Shit has gotten real!

2020 shows
Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast NSW

Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Smiths in Canberra with Coral Snake Robin Casinader joining them on mellotron. 

Feb 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) St Kilda. 

Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show

Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show

Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The adventures of Clare Moore- multi instrumentalist and Hall Of Fame PLAYER

Here is a discography/CV for Clare Moore over the years we have played music together. She has done more than me outside of our own road which we have been cutting ourselves. Just thought I'd put it out there, as they say. And next time a person taking on the role of writing about music and specifically "women in music" produces something thats along the lines of an agreed upon straight rock reportage as cut and pasted over the years from other peoples equally lazy attempts, bear in mind that they have walked past this incredible body of work. They would have wilfully stepped over all this activity as its SURELY TOO MUCH TO BE TRUE. As a multi-instrumentalist (drums-percussion-keys-vibes) songwriter, soundtrack composer, bandleader and singer. Scoreboard!
Clare Moore!

 photo Katey Shearer

Multi instrumentalist Clare Moore plays currently and has played for many years, with Dave Graney - from the Moodists (1978-86) to the Coral Snakes and now the mistLY .
Playing shows in 2019-20 with Dave Graney and Clare Moore, Dave Graney the mistLY as well as Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and her new band with Jane Dust,Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh, THE ROUTINES.

Completed a 15 date tour of Europe in 2017
Completed a 17 date tour of Europe in April/May 2016

Started out in Adelaide in 1978, moved to Melbourne in 1980, drawn by the quality and charm of visiting acts from the Melbourne music scene.
Resident and active in London from late 1983 to late 1988, returning to work with UK labels in 1990, 1997 and 2001.
Touring in Europe extensively in the years 1984-1988.
Touring the UK and Europe again in 1990, 1996, 2001, 2007, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Touring the USA in 1984 and 2001.
Playing dates in Vietnam in 2001 and the Cocos Islands in 2007.
Constantly touring Australia nationally from the early 80s to the present.
Feted as Melbourne Music Legend (with Dave Graney) by City of Yarra/Leaps and Bounds Festival in 2015. A concert given with a cavalcade of Melbourne musicians young and vintage playing Dave Graney and Clare Moore songs.

Dave Graney and the mistLY voted Best Live Act by readers of Fairfax for the Age EG Music Awards 2011.
Best Music Act at 2007 Melbourne Fringe for the show POINT BLANK.
ARIA award nomination best Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album for the movie Bad Eggs in 2003
ARIA certified Gold Record award for the Soft ‘n’ Sexy Sound 1996
Nominated at the 2018 OZFLIX awards for best original soundtrack (with Dave Graney) for the Donna McRae film, “LOST GULLY ROAD”.

DISCOGRAPHY – as drummer/multi instrumentalist, composer or co-producer

One Million Years DC (Dave Graney and Clare Moore - Cockaigne - 2019)
The ROUTINES – debut six track ep – 2019
ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? (dave graney and the mistLY - Cockaigne - 2019)
Lets Get Tight by Dave Graney and Clare Moore – Cockaigne 2017.
Harry Howard and the NDE – SLEEPLESS GIRLS- Spooky 2016
SUBLIME, Charlie Marshall and the Curious Minds (2015)
FUNNY LITTLE WORLD – (Alyce Platt 2015)

Unreleased 1985 demos from the Moodists, three tracks released on CREATION RECORDS and four songs from a John Peel session for the BBC in 1985 compiled and release as a part of CREATION ARTEFACTS 4 disc set on CHERRY RED 2015.

Play mistLY For Me - dave graney and the mistLY - (digital only 14 track live collection on COCKAIGNE 2015)
FEARFUL WIGGINGS- Dave Graney (Cockaigne 2014)
"THE MERCURY YEARS" 4 disc set of albums recorded for Universal 1994-97. Included the disc of rarities and unreleased tracks "Lobster palace royalty" 2013
"POINT BLANK" and "LIVE IN HELL" 2 digital only live narrative show albums 2013
Harry Howard and the NDE "PRETTY" (Spooky records 2013)
THE DAMES – band led by Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson, album mixed by UK post punk maestro Barry Adamson. (Cockaigne - September 2013)
Soundtrack to the movie JOHNNY GHOST (digital only release 2013)
YOU’VE BEEN IN MY MIND  (dave graney and the mistLY - Cockaigne - 2012)
JANE DUST AND THE GIANT HOOPOES (Space Odyssey Part 1 – 2012)
Harry Howard and the NDE "near death experience" (SPOOKY records 2012) Clare Moore plays drums .

Composed and recorded the theme tune to Tony Martins’ A Quiet Word tv show.

ROCK'N'ROLL IS WHERE I HIDE (electric re-recordings album by dave graney and the mistLY - LIBERATION 2011)
JANE DUST (self titled 2010)

Composed music for several ABC arts programs during this period. (ABC subsequently started using stock music for its productions).

SUPERMODIFIED (Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist- Cockaigne 2010)
Knock Yourself Out (Dave Graney- Cockaigne - 2009)
We Wuz Curious (The Lurid Yellow Mist - Illustrious Artists 2008)

Co-Produced and recorded the Darling Downs albums at the Ponderosa studio. How Can I Forget This Heart Of Mine? (2005) and From One To Another (2007)

Co Produced and recorded A Spray Of Red From The Deep by Jane Dust, 2007

Rock Formations - (Salmon (Bang! 2007) Clare Moore one of two drummers in this KIm Salmon led art rock orchestra

Keepin' it Unreal (Dave Graney and Clare Moore Reverberation 2006/7)
Hashish and Liquor, (Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Reverberation 2005)
The Brother Who Lived, (the Royal Dave Graney Show, Cockaigne 2003)
The soundtrack to the movie Bad Eggs (David Graney and Clare Moore,Liberation,2003)
Two Fisted Art (the Moodists, WMinc, 2003)
Heroic Blues (the Dave Graney Show, Cockaigne 2002)
The Third Woman (Clare Moore solo CD, Chapter Music 2001)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (the Dave Graney Show, Cockaigne 2000)
The Dave Graney Show (the Dave Graney Show, Festival 1998)
The Baddest – best of compilation of Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes – Universal Music 1998

Contributed vibes and keys to Kims Salmons album THE BUSINESS - 1998. 
The Devil Drives (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal 1997)
The Soft'n'Sexy Sound (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal 1995)

I HAD A NEW YORK GIRLFRIEND – (Robert Forster on Beggars Banquet 1994)

You Wanna be There But You Don’t Wanna Travel (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal 1994)
Night of the wolverine (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal 1993)
Lure of the Tropics (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Torn and Frayed 1992)
I Was the Hunter and I Was the Prey (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Fire –UK- 1992)
My life on the plains (Dave Graney 'n' the White Buffaloes, Fire – UK, 1990)
With the Coral Snakes At His Stone Beach (4 Track EP on Fire Records - UK 1988)
Hey Little Gary 4 track EP (TIM Records - UK 1987)
Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town (12"EP TIM Records- UK 1986)
Double Life (the Moodists, Red Flame UK 1985)
Justice and Money Too (EP on Creation UK 1985)
Thirstys Calling (the Moodists, Red Flame UK 1984)
Engine Shudder (the Moodists, Au Go Go / Red Flame UK 1982)
Gone Dead / Chads Car 7" single AuGoGo 1981
Where The Trees Walk Downhill 7" single AuGoGo 1980

The Town Bike Song from Hashish and Liquor in 2005. Video clip shot at a Satie Party (everybody in white) in Melbourne. See if you can spot Stewart Lee in the crowd. 

The Dames- All Mine- clip by Donna McRae

From Lets Get Tight. I"M NEVER OFF - music by Clare Moore

JUNKTIME- appeared first on We Wuz Curious and then re-recorded for THE DAMES. music by Clare Moore.

Interview from the National Portrait Gallery.

Rare acting appearance on THE GAMES with the late John Clarke

The Routines - CHORES

YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND - live in November 2019.

Clare Moore song LOST IN SPACE from her first solo album THE THIRD WOMAN  was covered incredibly well and richly by Renee Geyer

Theme from Tony Martins 2003 comedy thriller BAD EGGS.

Dylan The Indie Fake. Music by Clare Moore

FEELIN KINDA SPORTY. Music co-written by Clare Moore

2019-20 shows

Dec 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore inducted into AMC SA Hall of Fame in Adelaide at the Jade Monkey.

Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast NSW

Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Smiths in Canberra with Coral Snake Robin Casinader joining them on mellotron. 

Feb 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) St Kilda. 

Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show

Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show

Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.


Starts with a Kinksy groover sketching a 21st century populist tyrant who coasts in power on waves of public resentment at those on the lowest rungs of the ladder (He Was A Sore Winner). Sweeps across a sci fi terrain with nods to songs in the sand at the end of the world (Pop Ruins) and nods to the ties that bind in the underground communities (Comrade Of Pop and Where Did All The Freaks Go?). Songs about intense, long relationships, defunct technology that didn’t answer back, severe social status definition (I’m Not Just Any Nobody), people wandering through your mind as if it was a garage sale, the anxiety of the long running showman (wide open to the elements again) and ends with a song that’s “a little bit Merle Haggard and a little bit Samuel Beckett”. " Edith Grove! Powis Square! 56 Hope Road! Petrie Terrace!.. The Roxy! The Odeon! Apollo! Palais! Olympia! The Whisky! Detroit Grande!” Pop Ruins!"


ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? (The title comes from the chorus of “Song Of Life” ) is a classic rock’n’roll album. Classic if you lived through what has become known as ”the classic rock era” as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and morphed into punk. That’s the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by and immersed in rock ‘n’ roll culture. Neither attended higher education and they dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY This is an album with their band, Dave Graney and the mistLY. Stuart Perera has played guitar with them since 1998 and Stu Thomas on bass since 2004. MARCH 2019 ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? 2019 album out on Compact Disc - available here via mail order...
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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 - digital or as CD

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-Availableas a digital album via BandCamp

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

It is written,baby-book released 1997- available $10 via paypal