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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes shows in Adelaide and Melbourne. Coming soon to Sydney and Newcastle - and Melbourne again.

These shows started off in 2015 with an invitation to play the album Night Of the Wolverine at Memo Hall in Melbourne. My response was that if it was "the Devil Drives" I would do it like a shot but I wasn't really into doing just one album, as a rule. I'd seen other bands do it and it just looked CONSTIPATED. In the end, we did a set of that 1993 album and then another (hour long) set of songs from before and after it. We played at Memo for two nights and packed it out. Both times. We then played in Sydney, Brisbane , Adelaide and Newcastle through last year. Our idea was to mainly play if we were invited, to Festivals or arts events. We didn't want to go and play in pubs. It has been a fantastic experince for myself and Clare moore to reunite with guitarist Rod Hayward and keyboard player Robin Casinader. Such great players and we spent so much time together in tough situations. And we were better than all the rest!
We generally rehearse once before each show. We know the stuff inside out. Our old bass player Gordy Blair declined to be involved early on but we are lucky to have Stu Thomas from the mistLY playing bass with us. He is a great, positive presence and an amazing musician. This is the line up that has done all the shows. We played in Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria in early March. Here are some photos of the show.In the Grand Hall. It sounded great and people went nuts.
A week later we played on a  floating stage out on the River Torrens beside the festival theatre in Adelaide. Here are some shots of the show.
Adelaide is different for us than anywhere else. South Australians tune into my stuff. I'm their man.  I mean country, blue collar people.
It's been intoxicating to play shows where the band knows every single note and turn of the songs AND SO DOES THE AUDIENCE. Not what I'm used to. 

We are travelling again in April to play at Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st and the Basement in Sydney April 1st. These venues are not pubs but neither are they festival situations.  We won't be doing many shows. I mean we dig it but we're just enjoying each show as it happens and we don't want to do it to death. BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TO.

Okay, we are doing one more show in Melbourne, back at the Memo Music Hall. June 3rd.

Then there's this  CD coming out. ALL OF A SUDDEN. We'll be selling it at all of our shows and getting it to certain stores where we can. More news of it later.

Doing a lot of other shows as a duo. Just myself and Clare Moore. This is with our friend from Miami/Brussels. Georgio "the dove" Valentino. (who is also opening at the Lizottes and Basement Coral Snakes shows)  

Here's a sneaky peek at some of Georgio's music. This was recorded here in Melbourne in 2016 at Mick harvey's studio/rehearsal space. Me on 12 string, Clare on drums . (Clare might be on vibes too)
Mick Harvey and David McClymont (ex Orange Juice on keys) and Patricia (who’ll be touring with Georgio)on bass.

While we're on that , when these reunion shows first started happening I hated it when people just referred to "Coral Snakes" , because it was my songs and my band name and .....ummmm what was I? Chopped liver? Now I am a bit more relaxed. people can talk the way they like. Little bit.
I just think of that story where Chet Atkins was playing guitar and somebody said "that guitars got a real nice tone" and he took it off and put it on the stand and said "does it really? What you reckon it sounds like now?"

Workshopping some ideas for our duo. Suddenly we are playing as Dave Graney and the mistLY, Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and Dave Graney and Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Have to feed stuff into all these online music apps and they all explode at so many combinations.

Clare's idea was ....


 I quite like it. (There's an arcane pop culture pun working feebley there...)

 pic originally by Barry Douglas

Upcoming shows
Dave Graney'n' the Coral Snakes

Lizottes in Newcastle March 31st.
Sydney April 1st - the Basement
Melbourne - saturday June 3rd - Memo Music Hall
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 - Bowral Bowling Club
Saturday 8th April - Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Sunday 9th April - Smiths Canberra
Wed April 12th Candelo Cafe

Thursday April 13th Harry Howard and the NDE - Inkerman Hotel St Kilda

Our March digital release is a jazz pop groover. (They've all been groovers) called HOW LONG DOES THE RAUNCH?

Oh, and I have a new memoir coming out in October. WORKSHY... More of that anon.....

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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 - 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