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.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hobart! Come On! Fuck Off!

Yes the Gretsch Filtertrons are doing the trick with TONE on my 12 string electric.

Went down to Hobart to play at the Republic Bar. A cool venue in the North part of that town.

We were playing two sets. I took my Fender combo on the plane. Clare picked up a  kit . Stu Perera took his Laney and Stu Thomas put his bass through his new bass head into the PA.

The first song, ‘we don’t belong to anybodY’ has a coda where it winds down and I introduce us, as if we are among strangers and well… we don’t belong to anybody ….so “come on ! it’s a sweet ride”.

As I was doing this a buxom woman with a  few genuine tatts on her arms leaned on the stage and started asking me where my leather pants were. This is how I flew to the gig

Perfectly respectable I thought. I gave up trying to talk for a  while and just got into the playing . Digging the sound and the songs. I like playing two sets, you get to stretch out.

AT the end of that set , the lady came up to talk. She moved here from Qld and works in a “shithole called Huonville and when I saw you were playing I thought ‘yeah!dave graney! those tight leather pants! where ARE THEY?’” I said I had a  big wardrobe and felt like wearing  suit. She didn’t like it.

I talked a  lot more in the second the second set . I told them about how “flash in the pantz” was about life on earth and also how concerned I was in my travels about the world that there were so many monuments to the achievements of women., How it oppressed us men. “ Such a chorus of “FuuuuuuCk OOOOFFFFSSSS!” ensued. I copped it , sweetly.

The night went on with a  swinging duality of “come ons” and “fuck offs”.

Hobart could kill more delicate people. They don’t scare me.
Crude, brutish, salty types, like the people I grew up with. 

Strangely, when we play there , people come who are on holiday in town.
A man came up who had last seen us in Melbourne in 1994. He travelled down for the show. He used to come to our gigs and always take me aside for a  joint. I liked that sort of thing.
A woman came up to me at the end saying “ I’m Julie and I’m OLD! SORRY!”
Another come on and fuck off again I guess.
Blew town the next day. Ran into a young friend who is always inspiring to chat to.

This week we are in QLD- come along to a show.

Thursday 23rd August Starcourt theatre - Lismore Book tickets here
Friday 24th August - Miami Tavern- Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 25th - Beetle Bar- Brisbane book tickets here 
Sunday 26th August - Sol bar - Maroochydore, QLD Tickets are currently available at Solbar. Ring us for details: 07 5443 9550
Tickets are also available at: Ebony Rose & Billy Hyde 
Thursday 30th August - Aararat Live - Vic
Saturday 1st September - Wheatsheaf Hotel - Thebarton SA
Sunday 2nd September - Wheatsheaf Hotel - Thebarton SA
Sat 15th September Westernport Hotel - San Remo
Friday 21st September - Palais- Hepburn Springs
Saturday 22nd September - NEWPORT SUBSTATION - NEWPORT book tickets here

This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria

1 comment:

mikey cahill said...



2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail

you've been in my mind

June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp

rock'n'roll is where I hide/- 2011 "vintage classics/ re recordings" on LIBERATION

SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL

also available as a digital album

Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20

available as a digital album too

We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20


Keepin' It Unreal-(2006)-minimalist/lyrical vibes,bass and 12 string set - available $20 via Paypal

Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25

Single album HASHISH available as a digital release

Heroic Blues- "folk soul" set from 2002-Available $20 via Paypal

UNAVAILABLE ! Completely sold out!

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