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, September 8, 2013

playing every friday at the cornish arms in sydney rd brunswick

I experience all the varieties of joints wherein I can attempt to manifest the fatality of my life illusion (thanks to John Cowper Powys for that line), in a musical performance mode. After the sublime old ambience of the hall in the Barossa Valley and the warm embrace of the crowd at the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide, I am back on my head in Melbourne, treading some hard boards again. (as an aside, I spoke to a vintage couple as we packed up at the Wheatsheaf who were aghast at how INEXPENSIVE it was to get in -$25- to see us play and advised us to charge MUCH MORE!)
For the next three Fridays (that's the plan) I am fighting a  major battle at the Cornish arms in Sydney Rd Bunswick. Perhaps a major battle is putting it too grandly, lets call it a  police action or a jungle firefight. It's close , in-hand fighting anyway. I will have to dig in.
The situation is simple, I am playing a solo show. Two sets. Alone. Davey no mates. Me no amigos. Why the fighting imagery? Just stirring the pot really. I am there to stake the importance of the music in the setting. Theres a lot of staff and food flying through the room. I have to napalm that stuff from my mind.

I have selected my KYAIRI 12 string acoustic and my Ibanez archtop for the shows. I love the warm sound of the latter and the grand, ringing tones of the former. Putting them through my Crate acoustic amp which I have had for about 16 years and am always surpised by. Its powerful and clean. A sansamp set to FENDER helps with the archtop. An acoustic exciter sends the 12 string out ringing and chiming.

The first night I played was the evening prior to the election. There was also a football final on. The big screen. I withdrew into myself and my songs. I have a  lot of songs. Can easily outlast a  football game.I've also been revisiting a  lot of the songs I wrote during teh long, dark HOWARD years. Stuff like "I'm seein' demons", "your masters must be pleased with you", " twixt this world and the next" and "I am your humble servant".

I also played a lot of the songs I have recorded and am working on for my 2014 solo album. In the past I've always really written and arranged songs and then started to play them. Tightly, to a plan. These ones are still all wriggling around and changing. I played a lot of recent songs too.

This week I'm going to be playing a lot of songs from 1992's "I was the hunter and I was the prey". One of my faviourite albums, very dramatic.
We recorded it at the studio of Mathew Fisher in Croydon, London. Mathew played the beautiful organ part on  " a whiter shade of pale" when he  was in PROCOL HARUM.

When this album sat around for 2 years waiting to come out, I was totally devastated. It was the best thing I'd ever done and I was a ghost. I felt like Doc Holliday- supposedly dying of tb but still kicking, years later. This  grand lost moment was in my mind when we made "lure of the tropics" and "night of the wolverine". I had written and recorded these songs and lost them all somehow. Lost that band, the original Coral Snakes. Nothing could touch me.

Look out for the DAMES album coming out soon too. Its a great work. Bravo Clare Moore and Kaye Patterson and Barry Adamson.

the DAMES (Clare Moore writing and playing as part of a trio) play the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine Saturday 14th September and launch their debut album Sunday, 2pm in the afternoon 29th September at the Northcote Social Club.
Special guests - the Morning After Girls.
Every friday evening in september dave graney will be playing an acoustic solo set at the Cornish Arms in Sydney rd Brunswick.

Saturday Oct 26th, dave graney and the mistLY will be playing a show at the Post Office Hotel in Sydney rd COBURG.
Sunday Nov 3rd THE DAMES will be playing at the WHEATSHEAF HOTEL in Adelaide.

saturday nov 16th dave graney and the mistLY, YOU AM I , Hoodoo Gurus at Kings Park in Perth.
Friday 13th December the DAMES will be at the RED RATTLER in MARRICKVILLE, Sydney on a great double bill with HARRY HOWARD and the NDE
Saturday 14th December the DAMES will be at the HERITAGE HOTEL in BULLI on a great double bill with Jodi Phillis. .

1 comment:

Brett Carter said...

Hi Dave, I must apologise to you for bagging your KYAIRI 12 string acoustic on twitter a while back. You obviously love it. Maybe the exciter was over excited the night I heard you play with the dames at the Retreat Hotel over dinner.



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

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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