dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

you know, I never thought the shit would get that real

Whoah - been quite snowed under. This year got away from me.
Can't really explain, still digging my way though some sstuff.
The Moodists gig which we just did at the Palace last week was a major event that was on the far horizon and then came upon us real quick.
We played a great 45 minute set at 3:30 in the afternoon. One of our best ever.
Thanks to the Hoodoo Gurus for inviting us. An honour to play with them and also with the Blue Oyster Cult. Total pros both of them. Never seen the skills of BOC so evident like that. Super guitar playing and sounds.
Crashed out for a  couple of days after that show. Totally beaten up.

This shot was taken after the first rehearsal at Mick Turners studio. That rehearsal was rough. Got together  a month later and then a couple more times.

Been doing a lot of  shows with Harry Howard and the NDE. Working up an album of new material.

Started doing an acoustic album in January, laid down tracks for 12 songs. Got talking to Lisa Gerard from Dead Can Dance at an APRA film award night and she invited me out to her studio to do the vocals. Have done most of them. A beautiful old valve mic and great pre-amps. Getting a  huge sound. Did a couple of days and then Lisa had to go to Brazil and the USA for more Dead Can Dance shows. Will get back there next week.

Clare has mastered the DAMES album, been doing a few shows there as well.

Also been releasing a few digital only singles, for the hell of it. Put out "I'm not the guy I tried to be" in February. This was a remake of a song on last years album, "you've been in my mind".

This time it was all bass xylophone and acoustics.

In March/ April I put out a version of "I'm a  commander". In 1998 it was all electro and keyboards, now it was driving 12 string acoustic and vibes.

Next up, it'll be "the postman always rings twice. The clip will be ready in a day or so...

May 17th dave graney and the mistLY at the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda
May 26th dave graney and clare moore play the Vanguard in Newtown - Sydney
June 9th dave graney and the mistLY at the Retreat Hotel in Sydney rd Brunswick
July 6th - dave graney and the mistLY at the Railway Workers Club - Darwin
Friday August 30th - dave graney and clare moore will be playing in Tanunda SA
Saturday August 31st and Sunday Sept 1st dave graney and the mistLY will be playing at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide , SA.
--> Reading events ---
Tuesday 21st May -  Prahran Library, 180 Greville Street, Prahran, Vic, 3181 --     6:30pm–7:30pm
Wednesday 22nd May - Nunawading Library, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Vic, 3131     7–8pm
Thursday 23-25th May I will be at the Sydney Writers Festival
1st-4th August I'll be at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Also, Mercury Records Australia are to release all three albums that were recorded for them by dave graney 'n' the coral snakes as well as a fourth disc of rarities called "crayfish palace royalty".The set will be called "the mercury years 94-97".
It will cost $20 (for 4 albums) and can be preordered here

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...
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

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