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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

I Ain't Hi Vis - December single for Dave Graney and Clare Moore. 2016 all up in our grills

It started in February with I'm A Good Hater and has continued for all of 2016.
A single song written, recorded and released each month. All instruments played by myself, and Clare Moore (except for Drifting Donna Reed which was an experiment in reusing an older band track (in the 70s reggae style), in this case that of You had To Be Drunk from 2007). Most of the tracks were credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore.

There is a page on the official website with information and sound video links and lyrics to each track. Otherwise, you can follow these links.

I'm a Good Hater
This Is the Deadest Place I've Ever Died In
I Been Trendy
Drifitng Donna Reed
Are You Out Of Your Mind? (Get Back In) 
You Need a Kleek, Klook
Rupert's Pet's Grave
Matey, From On High
Let's Kick this Mob Out
I Ain't Hi Vis

and to come in January..   I Need To be Hot

What was I on about in these songs? I'm past being any kind of narrative writer. I always dropped gags in regard to what dopey thing my songs blew up from. I'm better than most songwriters. Its a known fact! People have terribly low expectations in regard to songwriting in general though. Being a musician is quite annoying sometimes because you're always running into people who think they know all about it. Hey - they know squat, really. Only a fighter knows what its like to get punched right in the mush. So I'll throw a few feckin' bones out here. Don't get mad- I know I ain't for everybody. I was thinking on what someone told at a party - to get started, then Willie Nelson, Al Green, Charlie Parker, the internet, John Mayall, Rupert and his attack dogs, Wyndham Lewis, Scott Morrison - Peter Dutton, Bligh, Work clothes and authenticity and is it better to be hot or cold?

There were articles published in the Adelaide Review. The latest of which is focussed on Henry Reynolds book, Unnecessary Wars.

Also Banana Lounge Broadcasting every Tuesday on Triple R.  Got to speak to amazing people like Shirley Collins, Genevieve Fry, Barry Adamson, Kamasi Washington, and historians Henry Reynolds and Staurt McIntyre.

There was a tour of Europe , mainly built around an invitation to play at what may be the last ATP festival, curated by comedic artist, Stewart Lee.
These shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Wales, London, France, Amsterdam and Brussels were great to play. A special experience playing with Malcolm Ross on guitar again. The two guitar band with Malcolm and myself was excellent fun. (When we played in the late 80s and early 90s I could write songs on the guitar but never performed with one.)  Very fresh, people would say, "it's like Television!" Malcolm and I would look at each other with raised eyebrows and nod our heads and go along with it. Got to take compliments like that on the chin!

We played further shows as Dave Graney 'n the Coral Snakes , all of which were very enjoyable and powerful events More are planned for next year.

We also played shows in Australia as Dave Graney and the mistLY. Thats me, Clare, Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera. Highlights were two gigs at the jazz club bennetts Lane and the Grandview in Fairfield. The band is so perfect for my songs. Playing at a low volume like you have to do at Bennetts is a real treat. Everything at the level of the bass drum. The voices all present in the room. I loved it. Very different to the Coral Snakes, though each band plays songs all written by me. With the Coral Snakes I don't play guitar, I just bring some moves and work the mic.

photo by Barry C Douglas

We recorded the third album for Harry Howard and the NDE before we left for Europe and it came out when  we got back. More shows were done and harry and Edwina toured Europe with some players from over there. (We were unable to do the dates due to other committments)

I wrote a second memoir which is being considered by a publisher for release next year and continued to work at a novel I've been trying to crack for years now.

At the moment we are focussed on rehearsing for the Bowie in Berlin show we are both involved in (as well as Stu Thomas on bass) for the first week of January.

Then there are shows booked for the mistLY, the Coral Snakes and a run of shows as a duo in regional NSW. Dave Graney and Clare Moore alongh with international comrades, Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia F.

We intend to be back in Europe mid year.

Thanks to everybody for your support in 2016! Now we all enter the Trump years of what I have heard termed as THE AGE OF ANGER!

We've got to live through it so let's be tough together. Let's Get Tight!

Upcoming shows
4th annual Boxing Day Joint- Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Hotel Metro in Adelaide. Playing with special guests the Cowboys Of Love.
Monday Dec 26th

Dave Graney – one of several vocalists (with Kylie Auldist, Kim Salmon, Ron Peno, Max Sharam) in the show BOWIE IN BERLIN – music director Mick Harvey. Clare Moore drums, Stu Thomas bass, Robin Casinader keys, Miles Brown on classic synths.

Jan 6th – Triffid Brisbane
Jan 7th Enmore theatre Sydney,  
Jan 8th Hamer Hall Melbourne  
Jan 14th Regal Theatre Perth

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Friday Feb 10th 2017
Appearing with VICTORIANA GAYE who are launching their new album
Caravan Club - Melbourne

Harry Howard and the NDE
Flying Saucer Club Feb 17th

Dave Graney And the mistLY
Feb 22nd Aotea Square concert Auckland Feb 24th , Golden Dawn, Auckland
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes
Melbourne NGV March 3rd

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement 

Dave Graney and Clare Moore NSW dates w/ special guests from Brussels/Miami Georgio "the Dove" Valentino and Patrizia.

Sunday 2nd April (2.30pm - 5.30pm TBC)- Dangar Island Bowling Club NSW
Tuesday 4th April (7pm - 9pm) Georgio only @ The Bearded Tit -
Thursday 6th April - Oxley Wine Bar Cowra
Friday 7th April - Tooses Wine Bar , 490-494 Argyle St, Moss Vale
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra

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