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 28, 2018

April Residency Sunday Afternoons 4-6pm at the Croxton Bandroom Front bar

GUEST on April 1st Thomas Hugh Vecera

GUEST April 8th Lisa Crawley


GUEST April 22nd Anna Smyrk

GUEST April 29th ???????

This run of shows starts this Sunday.  April 1st at 4pm. Special guest is Thomas Hugh Vecera.
We met Thomas when he opened for us a the Grand Hotel in Mornington last month.

Hey I've kept to the 5/2 diet and have lost about 4.5 kilos. Basically cut bread from my diet and not a  lot of meat. Been cooking a  lot. and reading books.

I loved Electric Eden, from Rob Young,  a fantastic doorstopping tome about "visionary British folk music". Absolute lifes work of research and opining. I loved it.

I try to alternate fiction with non fiction in reading. I also read the new novel from Peter Carey called A Long Way From Home. This was quite riveting and kept gathering energy as it went on. I loved it.

I am now part way into How the Dead Live by Will Self. I have started a couple of his books before and had to stop as they didn't really grab me. And I rarely stop books or films once I dive in.

After our trip to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast we came back to Melbourne and continued our 2018 theme of very varied and interesting shows.

On March 11th we played ona  Sunday early afternoon in a  beautiful garen at the side of the old world colonial gentlemens crib that is the Geelong Club. We played from 2pm in the late summer sunshine. A lovely place to play.

The next week we played with Psuedo Echo at PALMS in the Crown Casino area of Melbourne.
This was a deluxe theatre situation, like playing at the Arts Centre.

Psuedo Echo had  a big hit in Australia with a version of Funky Town in the 80s.

They were led by Brian Canham who played a Les Paul guitar at PALMS , with no amplifier, just pedals straight into the PA. He was flanked by a guy on Keytar playing the bass lines and another guy on a Keytar playing the synth lines.  A woman at the back sang backing vocals and there was a guy on drums.  They had a perfect, pristine 80s sound that a lot of modern young bands would kill for. They put on a  totally pro show. They did their hits and also covered "Send me An Angel" by Real Life and "Nutbush City Limits" by Ike and Tina Turner.

A great show.

We played a rockn'roll set into the theatre , must've sounded like the Allman Brothers in contrast to that slick, contained 80s sound. It was sprawling and epic.

The next week we were to play at the opening of the new sports hub at Upwey Oval. It had not rained in Melbourne for 45 days and friends of ours in Monbulk, further into the hills, were buying water as they  lived with water tanks filled by rain.

The day of the opening it poured with rain, it pelted down! We were to be first on at 12:30 as we had a show to do in town. The stage was soaked and water was pouring in from the roof.  We were going to play as a duo with guitar through an amp and also with the vibes but it wasn't safe to have too much electricity on the wet stage.
We made show with my acoustic and Clare singing and playing percussion. Matt Walker played harmonica on a  couple of songs. As we played our last tune, teh rain eased up and teh rest of teh day went ahead without a hitch.

Matt did a  set of his own.

We then drove into town and played a private party for a man turninga  significant age ata  pub in Collingwood. He had asked for a set of songs predominantly from the very early period of Dave raney and the Coral Snakes / White Buffaloes. We made show for 90 minutes. the first songs we played were "You're too hip, baby", "rock'n'roll is hwere I hide", "feelin Kinda sporty" and "the stars". It was great to play that stuff all in  a  rush.

Clare Moore plays drums, vibes , keys, melodica, percussion and sings in the mistLY. There's also Harry Howard and the NDE and the Dames and Charlie Marshall and the Curious Minds and THE ROUTINES. She manages all logistics and admin for us and for her involvement in all of the above.TCB!
Theres also the film and tv composition. She bites her tongue when old friends ask if she still plays music...
She has a 1960s Gretsch kit for recording and a Tama kit for touring. Her vibe
s set is a small 1950s jazz set from Boosey and Hawkes. Her keyboard is the classic 90s Ensoniq Mr61 .
Oh, and she is contemptuous of guitar playing and laments the many hours lost in studios getting guitar sounds. "They're always too loud!" She picked up this Les Paul at a party and played Eric Claptons LAYLA just for a stir and walked out.

Come see us play the first of our Sunday afternoon shows this coming weekend at the Croxton Park Hotel 607 high st thornbury. 4-6 pm. We are there every Sunday in April. Special guest this week Thomas Hugh Vecera

pic Barry Douglas

Stuart Perera has been playing with us since he joined in 1998. He has played this left handed Rickenbacker all the way. The blazing Rickenbacker. The longest association with myself and Clare Moore of all. We can draw on so many songs when we make show. A great guy and an amazing player. The most highly educated character we've ever played with . He drove a Morris Minor van at first and then upgraded to a Bedford, which he actually lived in for several years, while working nights. He also pimps the Bedford out to tv productions and ads, it notably starred as INXS early tour van , for which they totally primped and styled it up.

Stu Thomas has been playing bass in the mistLY since 2004. He plays a Fender P bass and sometimes, a Burns baritone for that plunky 60s Scott Walker sound. He also plays in Kim Salmons Surrealists and performs solo as The Stu Thomas Paradox. He did an amazing Lee Hazlewood show a few years ago and will be doing that again soon in Melbourne. He does the deep cuts of Lee.
This Sunday is the beginning of our afternoon residency in the front room of the Croxton Park Hotel. 4-6 pm every Sunday for all of April. Previewing new material and focusing on specific albums we have done.

Every Sunday in April from 4-6pm. presenting different albums weekly and previewing new material.
Book here
- choose your Sunday

Saturday April 28th - Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes play Dashville-GUMBALL festival in NSW.
Dave Graney and the mistLY play ADELAIDE at the Wheatsheaf Hotel August 10th/11th/12th - BOOK HERE

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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