Time has been eaten up totally with book and cd coming out. The book has been getting an amazing reception so far. Not really used to it. Embraced by critical voices.
The launch for the book was incredibly well attended by many old friends and musicians and artists among them. Never ha d a night like it really. Martin Hughes from Affirme Press and Warren Costello from Liberation introduced the night, and me, in a very formal way which was quite touching for us. Introduced to media and artistic people as musicians and an author of interest and integrity. It meant a lot.
Elizabeth McCarthy who co presents "BLB" with me on RRR then gave an introduction to me that was equally impressive. More from a friend and comrade. It meant a lot as she is definitely from "the new world". By that I mean comrades and friends we have worked and associated with over the last decade rather than from the distant past.
We then sat about having a few glasses of water in the bar. Feeling great.
The previous morning I had been a guest on RRR and then went on "THE CIRCLE" on Channel 10 which is an afternoon how presented by women. Like all stalk appearances, it was a bit like an alien abduction. The bright lights come down and you lose track of twenty or so minutes of your life.
The producer was in the Green Room, trying to sort out what I could talk about and how I could interact with the hosts. He mentioned someone from The Scissor Sisters. I said I didn't know squat about that act. He was very nice and not at all trying to make me do anything I didn't want to. He asked if I would dance on , doing a bit of a "mash up" as he had read that I liked hop hop.I said that I had only one gear and it was what he was getting as he spoke to me. He laughed and appreciated that.Chrissie Francis, Yumi Stynes, Kate Ceberano and Glenn Robbins were the hosts. I always feel the hosts are the most nervous in these types of situations. I can control the tempo.
Looking forward to ore shows and readings over the next couple of months.
Harry Howard and the N.D.E. album in the can. Started to learn the clarinet.(Well it took me half a day to get a note and I'm enjoying the feel of it)
Thursday 14th April
Reading 6pm House of Refreshment Level 1, Abbotsford Convent, Heliers St
Abbotsford VIC 3067 p. 03 9419 5255
Dave Graney appearing as part of a group of musicians for INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY at Basement Discs in Melbourne.
Thursday 28th April
12.45pm -1.15pm The Wheeler Centre
Topic: “Will the social networks bring back an interest in the future/ the unknown?”
176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000 (03) 9094 7800
6.30pm Reading at Readings, St Kilda .
112 Acland St, St Kilda
Saturday 30th April
1-2pm - Reading at TITLE
Sydney Rd Brunswick
5-6pm Williamstown Literary Festival
Old Council Chamber @ Williamstown Town Hall,
Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Thursday 5th May - Bended Elbow- GEELONG.
Friday 6th May- Bended Elbow - Ballarat.
May 7th - Northcote Social Club _ "ROCK"N"ROLL IS WHERE I HIDE" cd LAUNCH with special guests Go Go Sapien.
12th May - appearing on the Marngrook footy show.
Saturday 14th May- the Republic Bar- Hobart
18th May- Sydney Writers festival - READING/appearance at the SEYMOUR CENTRE 7pm.
Thursday 19th May
3pm Better Read Than Dead Book Signing
265 King St, Newtown
19/05 Thursday - Notes, Newtown
20/05 Friday - The Vault, Windsor
21/05 Saturday - Coogee Diggers
22/05 Sunday - Clarendon Guesthouse-- Katoomba
Monday May 23rd. POPCORN TAXI with Dave Graney- Bondi Event Cinema- Bondi Junction.
Monday 23rd May
7.30pm Ariel Booksellers Launch.
42 Oxford Street PADDINGTON NSW 2021
26/05 Thursday Lizotte’s – Dee Why
27/05 Friday Lizotte’s – Kincumber
Saturday 28th May
2pm Reading @ McClean’s Booksellers
69 Beaumont Street, Hamilton NSW 2303 p. 02 4969 2525
28/05 Saturday Lizotte’s - Newcastle
Monday 30th May
Maitland Library READING
480 High Street, Maitland
Thurs 2nd June Gollan Hotel 73 Keen st Lismore (solo show)
Friday 3rd June Jubilee Hotel - 470 st pauls terrace fortitude valley Brisbane
Saturday 4th June SOL BAR, Maroochydore QLD
Sunday 5th June- Great Northern - Byron bay-Ph: 02 6685 6454
Friday 17th June Westernport Hotel - San Remo Victoria
Saturday 18th June- Baha Tacos - Rye Victoria
Friday 24th June the Loft Warrnambool Vic
Sat 25th June- the Wheatsheaf Hotel - Adelaide
Sunday 26th June- Semaphore Workers Club- SA
Thursday 30th June- Transit Bar - Canberra
Sunday 3rd July- Williamstown RSL
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- Current album Dave Graney and the mistLY LYVE AT BYRDS. Two albums in 2020, "Dave Graney and Clare Moore In Concert with Robin Casinader" and "Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross". 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 Dickey Betts, John Cippolina or Grant Green - but not in this lifetime, I know.
ONE MILLION YEARS DC
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?
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... If you are from outside of Australia and wish to purchase a Compact Disc copy of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? please use this button (different postage)
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
Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Availableas a digital album via BandCamp
UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!