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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.

Monday, November 20, 2017

WORKSHY Book Launches and South Australian trip

WORKSHY was launched a couple of days after we returned from our European tour at Magnet Photographic gallery in Bourke st. Tony Martin gave a great speech in that explosive voice of his. He is such a great speaker.

He was very complimentary about the book and did a little bit while waving an autobiography of actor Michael Douglas about. It was very funny, mainly the very piss weak puff quotes on the Douglas book by fellow actors and writers. They phoned their fluff in....

Many old friends were in attendance  and it was quite a nice, small, personal occasion.

 with Henry Wagons.


The next day Clare, Stu Thomas and I did a couple of sets at the Burrinja cafe in Upwey.

Somewhere in there I also had to stay over at my sister Julies place so as to make a 7:30 interview with the Breakfast Team at Triple R.

A couple of days later I did a Q and A session about the book with Gerard Elson at Readings in St Kilda. This was a Sunday afternnon event and again was pretty local and personal. Gerard is a champion at this sort of thing and an excellent writer. It's quite an exciting shop to go to as a Miles Franklin award winning author works there. Its a rare thing to buy a book from the author at a shop. (I don't know whether he finds it weird or not but I found it to be quite a Privelege).

Then there was a Harry Howard and the NDE show with our good friends from Brisbane, the Stress Of Leisure. Their 2017 album, Eruption Bounce,  is a  standout.  Here is a clip for I Wanna be Adult.

Three weeks after we had played our last Euro show at Leith Cricket Club we reconvened with the mistLY and did a set at the launch of Go Go Sapiens album on a Sunday afternoon at the Tote. First on was the absoloute pop genius that is Alex McRae of Sons Of Rico who did a solo set incorporating some quite arranged backing tracks. He has such highly developed skills in singing, arranging, guitar playing and composition. Oustanding! You can hear some of their tracks here. And here is a clip from a classic 2011 track, This Madness.

Then the Ancients did a fantastic set of indie funked rock. Can't wait to hear their new album too.

Go Go Sapien rocked the house with several costume changes and a full house of people and musical tricks. Their album is called Love In Other Dimensions. A clip for the lead track , Imaginary Man. They are a  great band, a great unit.Lovely people and full of lifeand mad sparks.

Barry Douglas took this shot of me watching Alex playing.

The next week I did my show - BLB - at Triple R and then drove to Mt Gambier. The drive was quite nice , we left Brunswick at 2:30 pm and arrived at about 9pm to check into a  motel. There were no foodshops open in the town so we ate some fruit we'd brought across the state lines. While I was out looking for food along the deserted,empty and closed main street I was tooted at by an old friend, Buggo King, out driving his mum around

At 8 in the morning I was talking on air to the local ABC people for about half an hour. Very nice people, it was a lovely morning. While walking to the station I was tooted at by a  cousin, Daffy Dowdell who was off fishing for eels at lake Bolac.

We spent some time sight seeing. I sat on this bench seat I'd walked past a thousand times in my youth out on the east side of Mt Gambier.

The Blue Lake is always just a lovely place to stop for a spell and try and catch a breath. 

I set up my gear at the Library.

About 60 people turned up. Two aunties, from my mothers and fathers side. old neighbours,old junior football team mates, people who knew my parents. I read some pages and there was a Q and A. This turned into quite a  personal session, more a case of people making statements at times. "Your parents were very loving - were they like that at home?" . "Where are your brothers and sisters now?"

 Here I am with Charlie, 94 year old father of Steve Miller (The Moodists)

After the event we again tried to find some food but everything was closed and we drove for twenty minutes to my cousin Garrys farm out by the sea. It took that long because its a drive through a dark forest with many roaming kangaroos.

 With my cousin Garry Graney. He's a stock and station agent, surfer and budding guitar player. 

The next day we drove to Adelaide, stopping in Naracoorte for a rest. the town where my mother grew up. 

In  Adelaide the next night there was a book event at Imprints in Hindley street.

Straight after the event I caught a tram to the gig where I was playing bass with Harry Howard and the NDE opening for the Aints (Ed Kueppers band playing songs from the SAINTS first three albums).
That show was a blast. Ed's playing on those old tracks like Nights in Venice and Stranded itself were amazing. He had a rhythm section and three horn players and a guy on keys.

The next two nights we (Dave Graney and the mistLY) played two sold out shows at the Wheatsheaf. Had a fantastic time of it. 

We get such great suport from people in Adelaide. Thanks!

 (I'm just holding the photographers beer here...) 

 A long drive back to Melbourne where I did BLB, including an interview with Greg Walker from Machine Translations (You can listen back to this show - like any others , here...)

That night I did another book launch at a shop in Richmond, an iner city suburb of Melbourne. Avenue Books, I highly recommend it. the Q and A was great.

The next night I launched Tony Martins fantastic new novel, A DEADLY KERFUFFLE, at Affirm press in South melbourne.  A really great book written by a  master. A very Melbourne story. Older , retired people stuck in the suburbs and being manipulated by radio shick-jocks. A neo nazi group and a non plussed Maori family being treated as certain terrorists. A GREAT BOOK! (And how many comedy-thriller novels are even attempted?) 

My speech consisted of quoting first lines from about a  dozen pulp crime booksfrom my collection and comparing their power to that of Tony's.

We did another show with Harry Howard and the NDE opening for the AINTS and teh next morning, drove two hours to a wide spot in the road near Daylesford, where we played in a delightful old church called SCRUB HILL. There was no PA and I just stuck a mic into my acoustic amp and off we went.

Soemwhere in tehre I had to doa  duet with Calre Bowditch on ABC radio. It was supposed to be a  "guilty pleasure" but I have none as far as music goes. It also had to be popular and not one of mine. I chose the Doors, LIGHT MY FIRE. You can hear it here

I took the train in and practiced a bit at Upwey Station....

Sunday Nov 26th Sydney Book Launch for WORKSHY
VENUE: The People’s Republic of Australasia, Camperdown NSW
7pm email HERE to get details

Dave Graney and Clare Moore
Thurs 30-Nov Brass Monkey - 115A Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW
(02) 9544 3844
Dave Graney and the mistLY
Fri 1-DecPetersham Bowls Club
77 Brighton Street
Petersham NSW 2049
T (02) 9569 4639

Sat 2-DecHardys Bay Club 14 Heath Road - Hardys Bay,NSW 2257
Sun 3-Dec - afternoon show at Co-op Club 1860 Pittwater Road
Church Point, N.S.W. Australia
bookings (02) 9979 6633

Friday 8 December - Backlot Studios - solo acoustic session PERTH, WA

Dave Graney and the mistLY
Saturday 9 December
- Fly By Night -Fremantle WA

Sunday 10 December - Bar 459 - Rosemount Hotel - PERTH
WORKSHY - Book launch - in conversation with Bob Gordon.

Dec 26th Dave Graney and Clare Moore annual Boxing Day show at the Hotel Metro in Adelaide, SA.

2017 Dave Graney memoir - WORKSHY out on Affirm press in .Order it here.

Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Smiths Alternative in Canberra, ACT Feb 8th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Jane's, North Wollongong, NSW. Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Agrestic Grover, Orange, NSW

Feb 10th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Metropole in Katoomba, NSW

Feb 11th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at Dangar island Bowling Club, NSW,

Feb 16th - Dave Graney an the mistLY at the Grand Hotel, 124 Main st - Mornington, Victoria

Friday Feb 23rd Dave Graney and Clare Moore at the Bison Bar in Nambour, Qld Saturday Feb 24th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at THE JUNK BAR in Ashgrove , Qld Sunday Feb 25th Dave Graney and Clare Moore at THE JUNK BAR in Ashgrove, Qld.(4pm)

March 11th Dave Graney and the mistLY at SOUNDS IN THE SECRET GARDEN - the Events Foundry,74 Brougham st, Geelong

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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

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