dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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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 Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ember Lounge then Hobart then out West then North

We were in NSW and QLD in November and all that beautiful subtropical area was burning. That wasn't really country that should be on fire. A couple of days in the smoke was bad enough for us. People put up with it for months! Adelaide had hills of fire in December and all kinds of smoke enveloped Melbourne in January.
Our most recent run of shows were in Sydney, Central Coast and Canberra and it was like the movie WATERWORLD. Torrential, unceasing rain. We had to load and unload gear in the rain, learning how to do so without ever putting anything on the ground which was more often than not running water. Then getting changed into almost dry clothes again. Thanks so much to everybody who came out it was so heartening! Those shows were with Clare Moore on vibes, percussion and keys, Robin Casinader on keys and myself on electric and acoustic guitars. It was really challenging - and very much so for Robin on a personal level - but also very rewarding.

One of the shows was a PARLOUR gig at a house in the inner West of Sydney and was really great. Always unpredictable situations. This was really like being among old friends. They had everybody dressed up as icons from pop culture of the last 50 years. There was a small vocal PA in the lounge room. Took me a song to find my bearings and away we went.
Kids served food and there was a digital photo booth that send pictures to your phone.

 I enjoyed it a lot and am up for some more PARLOUR GIGS. It's a system or portal where you can book artists to come play in your PARLOUR - House - Apartment - Back yard etc. I have  done some  of these with a mic and guitar plugged into my acoustic amp. Thats if its in driving distance from Melbourne. Very flexible! Very do-able!  Click here for more PARLOUR details.

You can also contact us DIRECT and sort out an event. (This would be easier and probably preferred)

This Thursday Feb 20th we play a rare MELBOURNE SHOW with the mistLY at the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) in St Kilda. Clare Moore and Dave Graney duo shows are then scheduled for Hobart on the 22nd and 23rd. Both daytime shows and details are below.

On the 23rd Feb, the ABC will be televising a  SPICKS AND SPECKS 90s special which was filmed in October and for which Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes were involved.

My amp reconfiguration. My Roland GC408 (solid state 80 watts through 4 8" speakers) which I've had for about 13 years and which lay unused because the reverb tank had tanked and my dead Fender M80 red knob. I took the reverb from the Fender and dropped it into the Roland and then rigged the M80 as an extra speaker box. Hey it’s the most beautiful clean reverbed sound. So we are playing two guitars bass and drums MistLY style at the Ember Lounge/memomusichall this Thursday. Looking forward so much to playing raveups with @clarecmoore Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera. The rehearsals were excellent.

2020 shows
Feb 20th Dave Graney and the mistLY play the Ember Lounge (Memo Music Hall) St Kilda.
Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show
Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show
Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.
Dave Graney and Clare Moore
Friday March 27th
Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane QLD
Saturday March 28th Junk Bar, Ashgrove, Brisbane QLD
Sunday March 29th Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast , QLD

 Clare Moore is in  the Routines, a  band created and led by Jane Dust with Emily Jarrett and Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien. Here is a clip called SEX from their debut ep. They play The Esplanade in Melbourne March 6th and the Old Bar March 7th with Adele and the Chandeliers. Adele played in Melbourne recently with Robert Forster (she was in the 2000s reboot of the Go Betweens) and she also played in the Dave Graney Show from 1998-2003

David Eastaugh
does a fantastic podcast from the UK called C86 , focusing on indie pop from the eighties. Recently he did an hour with Dave Graney talking about this period and the MOODISTS.

To get the full picture you should really hear the earlier podcast interview on THE MOODISTS that David did with CLARE MOORE.

"Dave Graney and Clare Moore return with a second album for 2019 with the intriguingly titled “One Million Years DC”. The collection of 11 songs is uniquely different to the years earlier offering  Zippa-DeeDoo-What Is/Was That/This? , which was more rock based. Here we return to the cool jazzy pop sounds that were encountered on The Coral Snakes “Soft ‘n’ Sexy Sound” or The Dave Graney Shows “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” or  Dave and Clare’s “Hashish and Liquor” and “Keepin’ It Unreal” releases". BOB OSBORNE SALFORD UK PODCASTS AND RADIO

Album Out now- A digital only release.
Get  'One Million Years DC' at Apple Music HERE

Details about the making of the album here.
 A page with all Dave Graney lyrics on the OFFICIAL PAGE

A blog from 2012 where I invented a music genre called SQUELCH.

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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...
If you are from outside of Australia and wish to purchase a Compact Disc copy of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? please use this button (different postage)



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 - digital or as CD

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