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.

Monday, March 31, 2014

FEARFUL WIGGINGS at itunes for pre-order. Only $13.99

pre order FEARFUL WIGGINGS - 3 extra tracks for $13.99

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is out in May .

itunes version will contain three extra exclusive tracks. If you pre-order it it will cost only $13.99.

Click here to pre-order the album

An album preview show will be at the Workers Club in Melbourne May 2nd.

Tour dates nationally in June, July and August.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stu Thomas Paradox sings LEE HAZLEWOOD - March 22 in Melbourne (last night)

Here are some photos from the Stu Thomas Paradox sings LEE HAZLEWOOD show March 22nd at the Flying saucer Club. Stu dressed the stage with some paintings he'd done. He approached this seriously and meticulously!

Stu Thomas also plays bass with the mistLY. His voice was perfect for Lee. Sometimes his register was so low it was like he was showing off.

 The show was all about LEE. Only one or two of the LEE and NANCY SINATRA hits. A fanstastic song he did with Ann Margaret called SLEEP IN THE GRASS.

Clare Moore was on keys and vocals. Amazing performance and playing. Skills!

 Phill Collings played so deftly and quietly. Setting the tempo and shifting the gears. What a  pro!

Eduardo Miller played the bass. In a very happy frame of mind as he learned the Sts were in the lead in the football.

It was a punt by Stu. Just wanted to actually play all the songs and not worry about accentuating the HITS or whatever. People were there who were HIP to the material. A real night for music LOVERS.

Here's a Lee song they did "PRAY THEM BARS AWAY"

and another- "After six"

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hello Comrades- been a while - some stuff will be happening soon...

2014 is marching on at quite a pace. I've been sitting on this new album since the start of the year, keen to get it out and start working.
The record is quite arty and minimalist, yet pop. I started it in early 2013 by putting down a lot of ideas on acoustic guitar. No actual songs in mind. No choruses or arrangements. I was trying not to think of the END, how they would  shape up. As it happens, they didn't change much.
I did the guitar with Idge at Soundpark. Then I ran into Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance at a film music event.

She invited me to record some vocals at her studio in the country. I think she imagined I'd turn up with a song or two but I had 14 on my hard drive.

She had these beautiful mics in her studio with deluxe valve reverbs. I was just singing in the room, with no headphones. Lisa sitting and advising her engineer about EQ and effects. An amazing experience.

I was there for a day and a half.

The rest of 2013 I was busy with the Dames, Wam and Daz and Harry Howard and the NDE.

I worked on it the rest of the year.  It's coming out in May. 13 tracks. I play guitars, bass, keys and made up some beats. Clare Moore played vibes, bass xylophone and sang on it a  lot.
I also had Nick Harper play guitar on two songs.


Nick's father is Roy Harper.A noted British musician.

Funny, I'd been listening to tons of UK folk from that 60s / 70s period and Nick reached out to me from deep within it. He'd grown up with all those figures around the house. I sang a song on Nick's album and he played on two songs on my album. He's a demon on guitar.
I was very humbled and amazed to see his cd , "Riven" was dedicated to Killing Joke - and myself!

Lisa was great to work with, however briefly. It had  a great impact on me. And my music. We'd been aware  of Dead Can Dance since their beginning - and before- in the early 80s Melbourne scene. We probably went to their first ever shows and saw Lisa play solo gigs at pubs like the Rising Sun In Swan st Richmond. We saw them again at their Melbourne show in 2013, thirty years later.

I spoke to a  friend in the UK and he urged me to get the record mastered properly. I looked up the figures who had mastered recent records I loved and did it with Roger Siebel in Phoenix Arizona, because I love the sounds on those last two Bill Callaghan albums.

We're going to be doing some shows soon. All around the place. Doing more of a set that chimes with this album.

Friday May 2nd we are previewing the album at the Workers Club in Melbourne
July 20 and 21st we are at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide.  More dates to come.

A single , with accompanying video, for a song called "everything was legendary with Robert" will be Monday March 24th.

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 and 12 string set - digital or as CD

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