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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 31, 2019

Discography to date


March 2019 ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? Dave Graney and the mistLY (Cockaigne) CD and digital release. 

April 2017 Dave Graney and Clare Moore LET"S GET TIGHT (Cockaigne)

Nominated at the 2018 OZFLIX awards for best original soundtrack (with Dave Graney) for the Donna McRae film, “LOST GULLY ROAD

WORKSHY – Book. Dave Graney Memoir. Affirm Press October 2017.
June 2017 – digital single – Two Bass Drums and A Mellotrone . Credited to Dave Graney
2017 CD "LET"S GET TIGHT" – CD, Cockaigne.  Credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore
Completed a 15 date tour of Europe in 2017, playing in Spain for the first time, as well as France, the Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland.

Completed a 17 date tour of Europe in April/
May 2016, the main focus of which was the ATP festival in
Wales curated by lauded comedian/writer Stewart Lee. The
festival was a cavalcade of underground heroes and heroines
from the music worlds of the USA/ Europe and the UK. There
were two Australian acts chosen, Dave Graney and the
mistLY and jazz mysteriosos , the Necks.

HARRY HOWARD AND THE NDE – Sleepless Girls  (CD Spooky 2017)
dave graney - Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol. 2 - digital only release 2016
dave graney - night of the wolverine demos/early 90s songwriter demos - digital only release 2015

dave graney and the mistLY - Play mistLY For Me
(2015 digital only release - live collection vol 1)

Feted as Melbourne Music Legends by City of Yarra/Leaps and
Bounds Festival in 2015. A concert given with a cavalcade of
Melbourne musicians young and vintage playing Dave Graney and Clare Moore songs.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS (Dave Graney CD Cockaigne 2014)
HARRY HOWARD AND THE NDE – Near Death Experience (CD Spooky 2013)
Live in Hell (2013 digital only release of follow up narrative show from 2009)
Point Blank (digital only release of 2007 narrative show - 2013)
THE DAMES  (Clare Moore project with Kaye Louise Patterson) CD, Cockaigne 2013
YOU'VE BEEN IN MY MIND (Dave Graney and the mistLY CD Cockaigne 2012)
1001 Australian Nights. Book. Memoir on Affirm press 2011.
Rock'n'roll Is Where I Hide . Album of electric re-recordings. (CD Liberation) 2011

Voted Best Live Act by readers of Fairfax for the Age EG
Music Awards 2011.

Supermodified (CD Cockaigne) 2010
Knock YourselfOout (CD Cockaigne) 2009)
We Wuz Curious (The Lurid Yellow Mist – featuring Dave Graney and Clare Moore – CD Illustrious Artists 2008)

Best Music Act at 2007 Melbourne Fringe for the show

Keepin' it Unreal (Dave Graney and Clare Moore – featuring Stu Thomas – CD Cockaigne 2006)
Hashish and Liquor (double disc w/ Clare Moore. CD Reverberation 2005)
The Brother Who Lived (the Royal Dave Graney Show, CD Cockaigne 2003)
The soundtrack to the movie Bad Eggs (David Graney and Clare Moore, CD Liberation,2003)
ARIA award nomination best Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album 2003
Two Fisted Art (the Moodists, CD WMinc, 2003)
Heroic Blues (the Dave Graney Show, CD Cockaigne 2002)
THE THIRD WOMAN Clare Moore solo CD (Cockaigne 2013
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (the Dave Graney Show, CD Cockaigne / Cooking Vinyl 2000)
The Baddest (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal , CD 1999)
The Dave Graney Show (the Dave Graney Show, CD, Festival 1998)
IT IS WRITTEN, BABY. Book of stories, lyrics and Tony Mahony images . Random House 1997.
The Devil Drives (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, CD, Universal 1997)
The Soft'n'Sexy Sound (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal ,  THIS WAY UP CD 1995)
You Wanna Be There But You Don't Wanna Travel (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, CD, Universal 1994)
Night of the Wolverine (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Universal , CD 1993)
Lure of the Tropics (Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Torn and Frayed , CD Fire 1992)
My Life on the Plains (Dave Graney 'n' the White Buffaloes, vinyl LP and CD Fire, 1990)
With the Coral Snakes At His Stone Beach (4 Track vinyl EP on Fire Records 1988)
Hey Little Gary 4 track vinyl EP (TIM Records 1987)
Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town ( 12"EP TIM Records 1986)
Double Life (the Moodists, Red Flame 1985)
Justice and Money Too (12” vinyl EP on Creation 1985)
Thirstys Calling (the Moodists, vinyl LP, Red Flame 1984)
Engine Shudder (the Moodists, vinyl LP, Au Go Go / Red Flame 1982)
Gone Dead / Chads Car 7" vinyl single AuGoGo 1981
Where The Trees Walk Downhill 7" vinyl single AuGoGo 1980

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Monday, January 28, 2019

ZIPPA DEEDOO - album coming in late March

We recorded some songs at our favourite studio, Soundpark, with our favourite engineer, Idge, in July last year and its taken shape as an album that'll be coming out in late March to be called ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS?
The title comes from the chorus of one of the tunes, SONG OF LIFE. 

It's a  rock'n'roll  album, but our kind of rock'n'roll which is peculiar in some ways but mostly pretty normal in many others.
I realized recently that we have always behaved in a more wide open or transparent manner than most rock acts. I heard someone talking of being in an inner cty "bubble" or "indie bubble" and realized we'd never been inside some sort of clique or enclave.

Even in that old Seaview Ballroom scene myself and Clare Moore were probably the "least likely to" of that crowd to ever even cut a  record. We were rubes! Hicks from out of town.
Well you know how it is with people that peak too early...

So we never pitched our stuff out from inside a cosy corner with a bunch of like minded types. We've always been kind of outside the general flow of arguments. If I cover a song by another artist I always like to do big hits, I can't be fooling about with underground rumours. We have also always travelled out to regional areas to play, preferring the sticks to the inner city for the most parts.

So this is a rock'n'roll album if you grew up in the world of classic rock. Which included classic AM radio pop (disco and country) and punk. Not a niche world of rock. More wide open.

So we are launching this with a single March 15th at the Kastoria Club in Coburg. We did a clip for ULTRAKEEF  with Donna McRae and Michael Vale which is pretty amazing and that'll be out around the same time.In the photo below, Donna (with whom we worked on for Lost Gully Road and Johnny Ghost) is next to Stu Perera in the front, Michael Vale is holding a balloon at the back on the right and Director of Photography Lazslo is acting strange with his improvised antennae on the left at the back.

The song itself is so full of expletives that we thought we should also have something else to perhaps approach radio with so we are leading with Baby I Wish I'd Been A Better Pop Star which will be at iTunes March 1st.

I have also been looking to do some Parlour Gigs but its seems I am not Parlour Material. Though I'm still determined to give it  a shake.

If you think you could dare to invite me into your joint to perform in a space you think would be appropriate just sort it via this link

March 15th - KASTORIA CLUB, Coburg- Melbourne.
Shows below are by Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Thursday 28 March - Stag & Hunter, Newcastle Friday 29 March - Bent On Food, Wingham Saturday 30 March - 5 Church Street Bellingen Sunday 31 March - Brunswick Picture House
Shows below are by Dave Graney and the mistLY
Wednesday 8 May - Brass Monkey Cronulla Thursday 9 May - The Bunker Coogee Friday 10 May - Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville Saturday 11 May - Metro Social, Katoomba Sunday 12 May - Dangar Bowlo.NSW

 We are also planning to issue another album in September/October. that is the plan anyway.

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