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2022 ROCK album with Clare Moore IN A MISTLY to be released 11-11-22 WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Available at shows or via website. 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 Dickey Betts, John Cippolina or Grant Green - but not in this lifetime, I know.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

IN A MISTLY- some notes on the songs.

 This album has been received very warmly by people who have heard it and we appreciate the kind words that have appeared on Social Media. Thank you!

art by Tony Mahony

IN A MISTLY is available via Apple Music and all other portals.

 Available in a Compact Disc via Bandcamp.

We are doing some online shows again but won't be doing any live work until 2023. Here are some links to the next online live sets.

Thursday 24th November at 8pm.

Thursday 1st December at 8pm

Sunday morning 8am 4th December. Which is, of course, 9pm Saturday UK time, 5pm Saturday USA EDT, 4pm Saturday USA CDT, 2pm Saturday USA PDT.


Clare Moore and Dave Graney - photo by Ilia Kupriianov

1 Silver Bullets  3:29

This is played in open G tuning. Stu Thomas on bass and Stuart Perera on guitar. Clare and I started playing it in our online shows in mid 2020.  It seemed like a groover. Folky arpeggio in a Led Zeppelin style . (I often refer to my songs as being within the realm of another artists aura or shadow as a kind of note to myself as to how to play it, the tempo and attack of the playing. It doesn't really mean its a literal attempt to imitate something).

2 The Old Swagger 3:56

We must have rehearsed this with Stu and Stuart before our 2019 album ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? It was hard to get going as I'm often starting a chord progression at a different spot. It's hard to find the "ONE" for the beat. Clare is used to it. Its often "1-2-3-4-1", sometimes its on the "and" if you get my drift.But this was very frustrating as we couldn't lock into a groove. Then we got back to it three years later and Stu and Stuart found a way in, a way to lock into the groove. Both played brilliantly on this track, Stuart Perera playing some sweet 70s licks all through it, but especially when he answers the raga type lines of mine in the chorus.

3 Tang 4:12

 This started out with two chords, a C and an F. Both containing B and E notes in them. Then I worked out a change from A# to Ab to A and the chords wanted to be played in a really "new wave" style . All down strokes wth the pick. On the beat. I had been playing my guitar with an MXR Phase 100 pedal as I really wanted to get the sound that Keith Richard had on the Stones album  Some Girls in 1977/8. That was their reaction to punk and their last really great album.
I thought it should have a really propulsive, straight ahead beat like those 70s German pre-punk bands and the bass a lot like the early Cure. I played the guitars and the bass and Clare Moore played the drums and the piano and Will Hindmarsh aka Twinkledigitz sang some background vocals.


 4 How Can I Be Old?  3:40

 Dave Wray on sax, Clare Moore on drums and keys and myself on acoustic and electric guitars.
Another song in a kind of post punk or new wave style with flat fives on the A minor chord.
The lyric moves around a lot, like all my songs. I don't write with messages or to get to A point. I like lots of different points. I like the thing to have a living flow.

5 What Used To Be There? 5:22

Clare Moore and I started playing this during our online shows in 2020, when Melbourne was locked down. It was very fully formed when we brought it to Stu and Stuart. Lyrically its a very straight ahead song, musically it has some great, disparate elements. A new wave style downstroked guitar in the verse to a quite high, folk-rock chorus and a tense descent via semi tones to a very harmonic middle eight and also a terrific three bar circular set of chords to end in a hardcore prog style with Stu Perera weaving a web of long delays on his guitar.

6 Velvets MC 5:39

 Clare and I were playing this into shape during our 2020/2021 online live sets. It was pretty fully formed. Its a song about a cult around a rock band. A long dead- but still twitching -  underworld rock band. Their aura so intoxicating that their followers take on all the attitudes suggested by the other brethren. Like being in a motorcycle club.
I play the guitars and the bass and Clare Moore played the drums and the piano. The latter was an overdub we happened onto as we worked the song into shape. Then I added some slide guitar.  It proved to be difficult to mix as to overall volume as we didn't want much compression and it almost ended up as a song in two parts - with two volumes - so the head room for both had to be managed.

Clare Moore and Dave Graney - photo by Ilia Kupriianov

7 We Get Life 3:55

Clare Moore and I worked on this during 2021 and played it in our online shows a few times. This was a song where we both heard the "One" happening in a different spot so we agreed I would start it and wherever Clare came in was it, the spot around which we grooved. I looked upon this as a Chuck berry type of tune. Lyrically, a song about the gift we get - to be in this spectacle and inside our physical carriage for a brief time. The music moves around a slight key change and Clare really brought the chorus and middle eight to life with some piquant harmonies and keyboards. It was difficult to mix and put together so I eventually included an alternate version on the Bandcamp and iTunes version. (The guitars are a bit louder and the vocals doubled and tripled and some rhythmic editing on occasion). 

 8 Now You Must Die 3:27

 We started playing this during our 2020/2021 online shows. Its played in open G tuning. Originally it was to be a vibes and guitar track but one day I asked Clare to play drums on it and I thought I could play the acoustic with a more driving strumming pattern much like "Thats Entertainment" by The Jam. We were going to record two versions but it sounded great as one mix of vibes, guitars and drums. Vibes are always hard to mix when put in amongst so many competing instruments as often whole areas of the sound are obscured. Lyrically it grew out of our shared enjoyment when somebody says "Now you must die!" in spy or thriller movies. One of those things we often say privately when it suits. I thought it could become a thing in offices for people to say under their breath as their overseer walked off after hugging them. Perhaps even on a coffee mug.

9 Where Are You In The Underworld? 3:28

 Also developed during our online show over 2020/2021. Also intended to be recorded in two versions, one with vibes and another with drums. We played it with vibes first and then Clare played a beat, I think we were thinking of a Joy Division feel with loads of toms happening. It sounded great. (We didn't play it for  while and hadn't recorded a demo and Clare forgot the beat but after we talked about a Joy Division feel she was able to get that groove back).  Also difficcult to bring the vibes out in the mix as well as the toms and the vocals.
Lyrically inspired by thoughts of underworld stars and how intense their dark power is. How intense the engagement with their audience, however small. The cosmology of the underworld.

10 We Need Cash, ( She Said) 3:11

 Lots of toms and downstroked guitar chords in the verse with the bass coming in for the chorus was the original arrangement. Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera locked into this straight away. Starts with a  chorus. A series of shifting chords which all share the same three notes but the root note changes. C#, E and F#.
Lyrically inspired by something a friend said on a rare night out in public.
The middle eight and ending have a kind of "grunge era" feel to the chords in their intonations and their attack.

11 Thanks To The Women For Dancing 3:10
Dave Wray on sax, Clare Moore on drums and myself on bass and guitars. This felt like an old school rockabilly tune, something Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps could have cooked up.
A track we have played at a  rehearsal with the mistLY in 2019 but hadn't been able to record. Clare More and I put it down in late 2021 in at Soundpark. A rough arrangement which stayed that way, must have been intuitive. Dave Wray lives up near Lismore and recorded the sax at his home studio.
We have known Dave for many years and met him when he was first doing his Frank Bennett shows. (Fronting  big band playing popular - grunge era- songs and singing in the style of Frank Sinatra) He guested on several tracks on our 1997 album the Devil Drives, as a singer.
Lyrically? Surely you have noticed at clubs all over the world that its the women who always get up to have a dance at live shows. They bring it to life! Thanks you!

Stu Thomas, Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Stuart Perera on the day of recording in the kitchen at Soundpark Studios, Melbourne.

12 You Are The World 5:21

Dave Wray on sax again. I thought of Roxy Music and the Who when  putting this together (just the sax and power chords and pick burns).
Its a simple song saying the world is screwed up and mad but its not my fault, I'm not the world...
We put the backing vocals on in the middle eight and then played something similar with keys on the long tailout. Clare and I were both playing the keyboard and using the tuning wheel to give it it that special wonky feeling all through it. I overdubbed more guitars and then an autoharp and it made a crazy kind of sense.But you know, I'm not the world..

Dave Wray - photo by Bruce Tindale

Sunday, November 13, 2022

IN A MISTLY - our new album is out now.


 IN A MISTLY, our new album , is out now via Bandcamp where it can be accessed as a digital album or as a Compact Disc.


It's also available via Apple Music and all other digital portals.

Here is a great review of the album from BACKSEAT MAFIA.

Compact Disc copies are available at Greville Records and Rocksteady Records in Melbourne right now.

 Copies will be available for Sydney people at Redeye Records soon and Streetlight in Adelaide and DaDas in Perth.

Review of the album from Bob Osborne at Different Noises

We have a Live Stream show on this Wednesday night 8pm Melbourne time. Its show #133. Tickets here 

We are also doing a Live Stream set Sunday morning 8am Melbourne time . This should make it 

9pm Saturday UK time

5pm Saturday USA EDT

4pm Saturday USA CDT

2pm Saturday USA PDT

 We will be playing some shows outside of our house/studio in early 2023, booking dates at the moment.



TANG – loaded up with TANG
tanged to the gills
but I ain’t in the water
I’m in the TANG – full of TANG
a tanker load by the side of the road – a prang
TANG – biker grade – wholesale TANG
farmgate TANG
chop chop
TANG TANG burning bright across the screens all
through the night
all tanged up- nowhere to go
the mouth all silted up – closed
tanged up in blues
a gutfull of TANG
not life – not a bite – just a TANG
a TANG of life you cant take it anywhere
people don’t talk- trade pics and gags
words – less – faces – pulled
letters dropped out lol scroll on
omg msg gee
you get my msg lol


photo by Ilia Kupriianov



Thursday, October 20, 2022

pressing play on a pre release of IN A MISTLY and guiding yas through whats inside it.



Pre-Order IN A MISTLY via Apple Music here.  

Pre-Order IN A MISTLY as a Compact Disc and/or digitally via Bandcamp here

A great early review of IN A MISTLY by Bob Osborne here.

As any players know, its very hard to get peoples eyes and ears onto things in 2022. And as you human beings know, we are constantly addressed, messaged and insulted by creepy A.I. type apps that think they know what we want. In 2022.

So this space here is not occupied by a robot and they aren't writing the words either. The whole show its a part of is very human too. Learning instruments over many years, playing shows, highs, lows and the different rooms and the shifty technology and the songs and the players. All pulling a person and the artist and the work in different directions.

Hey, I'm not being a sook I'm just noting the pressure points and the energy sources. Where the action is and where the reactions come from. Is it all good, like they say? On the street? I'm sure you've heard that said. It's even made it into the name of a tv character. "It's all good, man. " Saul Goodman.

I digress.

I made this film this morning on a whim. Surrounded here in this room by decomposing tech. Typing this into an old computer that barely hangs on with the last OS I updated it with. I don't wanna ever update it again! Yes, I mention a few things in the clip. Four track cassette recorder, a double live Grateful Dead cassette. (Just stopping to put that on).  It's Without A Net from about 1990, given to me by Chris Walsh and Kate Jarrett for a long bus ride from Melbourne to Adelaide, who I'm sure thought it amusing that I listened to the Dead. Jerry sounds great. Brent Myland on keys. I think he soon passed and Bruce Hornsby sat in for a while - even though he was having his own AM hits at the time. 

The cassette sat with some CDs. Illinois Jacquet and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators. Things have sat in the corners of this room for years.

But here we are with another album to bring out. Yes, we are very happy with it. A rock album.

Clare and I have played so much this year as a duo and look forward to more in 2023. We will be looking at playing where we can with Stu and Stuart as well to play the music of this album properly.

There are so many people out there playing at the moment. Its crowded. We won't be doing anything until the new year. Perhaps one more at a charity event in the hills Oct 30th.

I did a talk at Belgrave Library last Saturday and had a wonderful time. I didn't write anything as I fully expected nobody to show up at 11am on a Saturday morning. Pleasantly surprised by  30 people doing just that.

The previous week we had played in Portland in a lovely arts centre, an event which had been booked in 2019 and postponed three times.

The country is full of these great little arts centres that are so rarely used. A great shame.
About 60 or 70 people in a  room that could fit 100. Beautiful sound.
What sort of people? One fellow up the front in a Ramones t shirt who was there after the show with albums going back to the Moodists for us to sign. Another who also only spoke of the Moodists. Also a loud business man type who had called out "Princeland" when I asked for any requests. I thought that strange as it was an article I had written for the Griffith Review years ago about a failed attempt to forge a new breakaway state with Victorian towns Portland, Warrnambool, Port Fairy and South Australian towns Mount Gambier and Robe. But yes, a lengthy article in a  magazine. He came to talk with me after the show and talked about it. He knew nothing about my music, even after sitting through 90 minutes of it. He had previously lived in Melbourne but had lived in the Portland area for a decade. After a while he said in ironic tones that he would leave me to "all your fans". I knew it was a great turnout for a live event in an area that doesn't really have much music going through - so people just aren't in the habit of even thinking about attending an event - but he perhaps had some outdated idea of what a crowd of people at a live gig should be. Some idea from the last time he went to a show; in the 80's or I suppose. So he mocked me, reflexively. (Isn't it a bummer how much of your mind is filled with the negative encounters in your day?) The performance had been really enjoyable and the requests people asked us to play were for deep cuts from stranger albums. ( I say stranger because they are probably all strange but some are stranger than others)

Portland is a pretty town and has a lovely harbour area that is still half industrial with it being used for the Alcoa smelting plant as well as local farming produce.

The next day I attended a High School reunion 100 Kilometres away in Mount Gambier. I was of course, full of repidation as probably were most attendees but I thought that fate had drawn me so close that I should show up. 

We drove to Mt Gambier on a  beautiful, sunny day and I went to pay my respects to my parents grave site and then drove over the hill to the Catholic school I had been in for my primary years and where my brothers and father had gone to be beaten up as well. It used to be strictly for poor Catholics and a large portion of them being from Lebanese, Italian and East European backgrounds. Thanks to Australia's mad funding of private schools it is now the premiere place for education and is many times the size it was. It still has a beautiful natural ampitheatre for sports events, a field which is surrounded by hills on each side, as if in a small, dormant volcano. I travel with a football everywhere. Doesn't everybody?

(We did athletics on this field. The teams were Champagnat - green- Lavalla - yellow, Tenison -red -  and Moorak - blue)

 We then drifted over to McDonald Park, home of the East Gambier Football club where again, my father and brothers had all spent many years running about on in joyous play.

We then drove out of town again for about 20 k's to visit old friends and who had said we could stay at their place. They lived in a stone house they had built themselves over 35 years. They had bought the plot of land and, while working and studying in Mt gambier, lived in a tin shed with no power and a kerosene lamp for light. The man worked in the forest and one day saw "a reef" of sandstone which he started to take home from work in a trailer and they would spend weekends splitting the big stones with chisels. They used this lovely, smooth rock to build the house. The place was built so well! What an achievement!

They drove us into the hotel where the reunion was being held. I was wearing a mask, as were my friends, but no one else at the party did so. I took it off for photos.

It was a very pleasant evening. the women were much easier to talk to, or had more to say, or were able to talk to more people, than the men. Like most groups I guess. Women live longer because they are better at being sociable.

I was able to apologize to a couple of people who had I had been horrible to which was the main thing I wanted to do. It was a reunion for people who started high school, not the ones who'd finished. 

There were some funny conversations. One woman was a bit tipsy and carrying on as if I was a total pop star and her friend was non plussed and looked at me and said "what, are you some kind of musician or something?" to which the other laughed loudly and said "It's Dave Graney!" to which the non plussed one said "Who? Sorry, I don't even remember him from school so why would I know anything else!" Fair enough!

I drifted off and tried to engage a quartet of blokes. One just yelled, "get that mask off!" To which I said, "no, thats not gonna happen." and that was it.  Then I stood there while they told me a story of how they had met and learned they were related. I drifted off quite soon. In the photo below, one woman seems to have two heads...

Most of my friends in those days were either through my football club and went to other schools or were from a year above me but it was a very enjoyable night. 

Leon came along, he was a friend from that older year but we had been great friends and shared many great times listening to music out in the bush and drinking loads of beer and smoking weed. All that classic rock n roll teen stuff.  The sort of people I drifted towards and away from my football mates. It was great to catch up with him, as well as Debbie and Bouch, with whom we stayed at their beautiful house.

We came back to Melbourne and while making a  trip to the local shops, I ran across the Victorian Chief Health Officer and was able to thank him for his and his teams continuing hard work during this pandemic.

We then stayed for a week down the coast near Geelong. 


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Dave Graney and Clare Moore TANG - single from forthcoming album IN A MISTLY



We have a new single coming out called TANG . Its from an album that will be released 11-11-22 on Compact Disc and digitally called IN A MISTLY.

Yes, 11-11-22.  We thought about industry standards of release times for vintage players, (or any kind of player) was it too soon for us to bring out an album? Was it the right time of year?

Then we realized it could be coming out on 11-11-22!
11th-11th – Gough Whitlam dismissed and Ned Kelly Hanged!
Perfect TANG!

I wrote it during the long Melbourne lockdown when Clare Moore and I were doing regular online shows - 130 to date - and churning through a lot of material. It really kept us in shape for playing and learning, adapting, arranging, writing and recording music.

I started out with two chords, a C and an F. Both containing B and E notes in them. Then I worked out a change from A# to Ab to A and the chords wanted to be played in a really "new wave" style . All down strokes wth the pick. On the beat. I had been playing my guitar with an MXR Phase 100 pedal as I really wanted to get the sound that Keith Richard had on the Stones album  Some Girls in 1977/8. That was their reaction to punk and their last really great album. 

I thought it should have a really propulsive, straight ahead beat like those 70s German new wave bands and the bass a lot like the early Cure. 

We started to rehearse it with our band, the mistLY, but the travel restrictions got in the way of rehearsing, let alone recording. In 2021 we started recording but this was one of a bunch of songs that needed a band approach. Guitar, drums, bass and vocals. So we didn't try it for the album we made that year - last year - Everything Was Funny - as that was more about songs than a sound. More about recording experimentation as well.

At the end of the year the travel restrictions eased and we booked a couple of days at Soundpark. It was mid December and everybodys availability was then being caught up with seasonal things, as they do at that time. So it turned out that not everybody in the band was available and the studio was also being heavily booked into the following year as well (as people came out of lockdown in the same state of mind - eager to record) but I was writing more songs all the time and I just wanted to get stuff down so Clare Moore and I went in and recorded a lot of material with drums, guitars and bass and vibes and piano.


TANG was one of the songs from that session.



In late March we got together with Stu and Stuart and recorded four songs for the album. Four that we had first rehearsed a year or two previously. 


Dave Graney - vocals, bass, electric twelve and six string and fuzz guitars.
Clare Moore – drums, piano and backing vocals.
Will Hindmarsh (aka Twinkledigitz and head Go Go Sapien) - backing vocals.
Recorded  at Soundpark in Melbourne December 13th 2021 (engineer Andrew “Idge” Hehir ).  Mixed  by Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Ponderosa January to August 2022.
 Mastered by Gerry McGough.
Cover image by Tony Mahony.
A new wave beat with fuzzed and clean guitars.
Worrying, dischordant chords phased and downstroked. Chorused bass. Blocked piano.
Upbeat though, full of mad energy. Tang!
all tanged up! Nowhere to go! The mouth all silted up! Closed!”
Whats it about? Screen life. Screened life. Virtualized stuff.
TANG - loaded up with TANG
tanged to the gills
but I ain’t in the water
I’m in the TANG - full of TANG

Written by Dave Graney. - Copyright Control
First single from the 2022 rock album IN A MISTLY which is to be released 11-11-22.
Preorder the album here.



Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Live dates in Qld and NSW

 Our shows in Adelaide went well. We played at the Trinity Sessions which is a church on Goodwood road. A still functioning church which does a lot of community events and yes, hosts and presents gigs by contemporary music people, like us.

It sounded pretty deluxe in tehre and we played two sets. At the end people stood up and gave us an ovation! That was not the usual thing. It was nice, though.

People mentioned lyrical things like my mentioning old time footballers Bob Shearman and Tracy Braidwood in our song I Was No Captain

A man came from the Yorke Peninsula with about twenty album slicks for us to sign. A farmer, he had last been able to see us in 2002. 

Another fellow mentioned he grew up near me and mentioned the street name and that my father Noel had painted their house once.

Yes, it gets pretty intimate in South Australia.

We got to hear the mastered version of our new album on the way home. Its sounding pretty great. The engineer said he would put it through his boutixue gear and give it a "real 1978 sheen". "That will be great!" I said. 

Yes, it's a rocker. It will be called In A Mistly or inamistly. However the letters are drawn or fall. Still waiting for the cover art.  It'll be a Dave Graney and Clare Moore album, though the mistLY - Stu Thomas on bass and Stuart Perera on guitar - play on four tracks. Clare and I play everything on the other eight save for some fantastic sax from Dave Wray. He plays on three songs. Will Hindmarsh and Emily Jarrett sing on another song. 

The title - inamistly - is a nod to an early jazz composition from Bix Beiderbecke, In A Mist

Mostly its a nod to our great band mates Stu and Stuart who really kick it on the four tracks they appear on. So its Dave Graney and Clare Moore,  inamistly

These dates coming up are our final run of shows to bring EVERYTHING WAS FUNNY to people. 

photo Bleddyn Butcher

Thursday August 18th Solidarity Culture Club - Goleby's is BYO so bring your supplies - corkage is included in the ticket price.
Golebys BasementWest Street (underneath Art Time Supplies)- Top of Town - Ipswich
This is a great community minded venue. 

Friday August 19th - Doo Bop Basement, Brisbane101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000.  7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Saturday August 20th . Hotel Imperial, Eumundi. A deluxe band room at Eumundi , just inland from the Sunshine Coast. 

 photo Bleddyn Butcher

Friday August 26th Stag And Hunter - Newcastle, NSW. A great band room in a great music town

Saturday August 27th WAUCHOPE ARTS HALL. Wauchope Community Arts Hall

Oxley Lane, (opposite Bain Park), Wauchope NSW 2446.

Saturday September 10th Finding Fillmores, Kiama, NSW. A great , innovative venue in an inventive space behind some main street buildings and up a back alley in this town on a beautiful coast in NSW.
Unit 2/38-40 Manning St, Kiama.

Portland Arts Centre, 4A Glenelg Street, Portland Victoria.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Live Dates in SA, Qld and NSW - new album coming

 We have some live shows coming up. Most dates are still launches for our album EVERYTHING WAS FUNNY which came out in October 2021. Not so long ago in rock years but an eternity in creative years - if you know what I mean. 

We had a great night launching EVERYTHING WAS FUNNY into Sydney at the GREAT in Marrickville in June and then travelled to Warrnambool and another (private) show in Sydney as well. We also had time to finish our next album. We also played our 129th online Live Stream show. I also got together a complete book of lyrics 1980-2022 which I hope to start working on with an editor soon. 

Firstly, these are our upcoming dates. They are all Dave Graney and Clare Moore shows. 

Friday August 12th at the Trinity Sessions in Adelaide. - A lovely venue in a church in Goodwood Road318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park to be exact.

Saturday August 13th- two shows at the Three Brothers Arms 40-42 Venables Street , Macclesfield SA. Doors at 2:15 and 4:30pm.

Thursday August 18th Solidarity Culture Club - Goleby's is BYO so bring your supplies - corkage is included in the ticket price.
Golebys BasementWest Street (underneath Art Time Supplies)- Top of Town - Ipswich
This is a great community minded venue. 

Friday August 19th - Doo Bop Basement, Brisbane101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000.  7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Saturday August 20th . Hotel Imperial, Eumundi. A deluxe band room at Eumundi , just inland from the Sunshine Coast. 

Friday August 26th Stag And Hunter - Newcastle, NSW. A great band room in a great music town

Saturday August 27th WAUCHOPE ARTS HALL. Wauchope Community Arts Hall

Oxley Lane, (opposite Bain Park), Wauchope NSW 2446.

Saturday September 10th Finding Fillmores, Kiama, NSW. A great , innovative venue in an inventive space behind some main street buildings and up a back alley in this town on a beautiful coast in NSW.
Unit 2/38-40 Manning St, Kiama.

Portland Arts Centre, 4A Glenelg Street, Portland Victoria.

Just so you know we drive to most venues in our own van, with our own gear and set up and play. 
We have an agent in New South Wales who finds us great places to perform within. Thats it. Also a digital distributor for our music to iTunes etc. Are we outsider artists? I would think we fit the bill. We manage ourselves. We record our own albums, playing everything on this one and manufacture them and release them through our own imprint. My second cousin took the cover photo for Everything Was Funny. We don't work with a  publishing company and own our own copyrights. We rarely get played on Australian radio or television and even more rarely get  reviewed or mentioned in what remains of any music media. We play more widely and more often than most artists of our vintage or of younger years. Just needed to say this. Also, we actually play music properly! 

We don't belong to anybody.

We do have a few music peers and appreciate the support of people who somehow have found our music and continue to do so. Thanks you, comrades! 

Our next album will hopefully come out this year. Its being mastered as I write this. Its a 12 track drums, bass, electric guitars and vocals album. A total rock set that is as strong as some of my favourite such as Urge Overkills SATURATION or Queens Of the Stone Ages ERA VULGARIS or the Replacements ALL SHOOK DOWN. I mean , it doesn't let up! Can't wait for people to hear it! Tell your mates in bands to give up! 

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader - In Concert


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, 12 string set - CDs sold out - digital only

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