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, January 12, 2017

After the flood! - Bowie In Berlin shows - I NEED TO BE HOT

2016 ended for us with a deluge in outer Melbourne of biblical proportions. Had just gotten home froma  long drive from South Australia. I'd been working in the basement studio but turned the desktop computer off when I heard thunder and lightning. Was sitting around watching the rain stream down the windows, hoping we were watertight and went to look downstairs again and saw, to my horror, rain streaming like an open tap from a light fitting directly above the computer, archival back up hard drives, mixing desk, keyboard and preamps. It was a swamp!

Brought all the gear upstairs as the rain eased and assessed the damage. Of course, you think the worst. It's all cactus.

Checked insurance coverage. Couple of days later took the computer and (seven) hard drives to  a digital recoverybusiness. they opened all the devices and had a look and found they were all ok.

In the mean time we were rehearsing for a run of Bowie In Berlin shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Clare Moore was playing drums on 22 tracks and had to get across the material. I was one of five singers and had to get to grips with three orfour songs. Mick harvey was musical director and evenytually got the two sets together and assigned which songs to which singers.
The band , aside from Clare, was Stu Thomas on bass and vocals (amazingly well prepared) , JP Shilo and Penny Ikinger on guitars (ditto for chops, sounds and shating of parts), Miles Brown on vintage synths and theremin and Robin Casinader on piano and mellotron. Mick Harvey had vocals, percussion, guitar, sampler, kazoo and general band direction and conducting to take care of. it all sounded great.

The singers were myself, Ron Peno, Kim Salmon, Max Sharam, Kylie Auldist and Michael Nolan. (Jess Ribeiro also performed in melbourne)

The first show was a Friday night at the Triffid in Brisbane, kind of a hot house rock club show. the second was at a  seated Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Saturdaty night and then Sunday at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Friday 14th January we play at the Reagl Theatre in Perth. For this gig, Mick Harvey will be replaced by a  local MD whom nobody knows so we are a bit tense about this. Mick is in Singapore playing with PJ Harvey.

I chose some pretty obscure songs for some reason. Joe The Lion and Blackout from Heroes and Yassassin from Lodger. I also pay harmonica on the instrumental A New Career In A New Town from Low.

It's been a great experience. So much respect for ALL the players getting across the material. A lot of the songs are great David Bowie pop rock grooves with a  finicky veneer of artsy stuff happening in the arrangements and the mixing. Great guitar licks buried where they could have been bigger and more pronounced. Vocal lines coming in and out at odd, disjointed angles. Queer timings and extra bars here and there. (Everybody got to searching Youtube to see how Bowie and band actually played some of the tracks a couple of years or even decades later and found that they themsleves had had to straighten some of the kinks out, too.)
It's also been hliarious spending down time with Ron Peno and Kim Salmon. All of us used to performing whole shows and here, just running on to do a song or two as part of an ensemble.

Several singers wanted to do Heroes but Mick Harvey brought in Michael Nolan, who had been involved in some LINER NOTES type arts shows based around classic albums and performers, to do that song and he totally ruled it.

A review from the Sydney show by ross clelland

I have eventually re assembled the studio upstairs and everything seems to be working though I am furiously backing everything up again.
Apart from the music files going back more than a decade I had a couple of unpublished books.

Water damage downstairs has to be addressed and its not really an environment to be sitting in. Mould has set in part of the ceiling. Will be assessed in a  fortnight as so much damage happened in the area. Quite a start to teh year.

We have a new digital single out and I'm figuring ut what to do for February's release.

This time it's, I NEED TO BE HOT.

We have some live shows coming up. Coral Snakes and mistLY shows to start with. A trip to New Zealand and a run of duo shows with some European friends in April.

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 23rd , Golden Dawn, Auckland
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...
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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, 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