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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.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

International Womens Day 2021 Clare Moore Discography

Clare Moore – drums/percussion/vibes/keys/melodica/vocals


Started out in the Moodists. Then there was Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes.

Now Dave Graney and the mistLY and Dave Graney and Clare Moore.


Along the way there was the Dames.

and Harry Howard and the NDE.

Also the Routines.


Involved in the writing, production, recording, mixing and releasing of over 40 albums.

Clare Moore Discography

the Moodists - Where The Trees Walk Downhill 7" single AuGoGo 1980
the Moodists - Gone Dead / Chads Car 7" single AuGoGo 1981
the Moodists -

"Engine Shudder" Au gogo/ Red Flame, 1982. Tony Cohen (Birthday Party/Laughing Clowns/Bad Seeds).
the Moodists - "Thirstys Calling" Red Flame 1984. Victor Van Vugt.
the Moodists – Justice and Money Too (EP on Creation 1985)
the Moodists -  "Double Life" Red Flame UK, 1985. Victor Van Vugt.

the Moodists – Take The Red Carpet Out Of Town ( 12"EP TIM Records 1986)
the Moodists - Hey Little Gary
4 track EP (TIM Records 1987)
Dave Graney - With the Coral Snakes At His Stone Beach (4 Track EP on Fire Records 1988)

"Two Fisted Art" double cd retrospective (WMinc 2003)
The Moodists were contemporaries of the Birthday Party, the Laughing Clowns , the GoBetweens and the Triffids. In many ways they were the roughest of the lot and spent most of their career in the UK.

Dave Graney 'n' the White Buffaloes
"My life on the plains"Fire Records 1989 (UK), produced by Phil Vinall (Later to work withGene/Placebo/Auteurs). Also has four tracks from the first ep produced by Barry Adamson.
Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
"I was the Hunter and I was the Prey" Fire records 1990 , produced by Phil Vinall. These first two albums were realeased on Fire records. Label mates at the time being Pulp and the Blue Aeroplanes, Spacemen 3.

Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
" "Lure of the tropics" Shock Records 1992. A wild, semi improvised rock'n'roll animal style set.

Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
" "Night of the wolverine" Universal Australia 1993/This Way Up 1996. Produced by Tony Cohen . First Moore and Graney record to be released by a large label in Australia.

Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
" "You wanna be there but you don't wanna travel" Universal , 1994. Produced by Tony Cohen. First Moore and Graney record to appear on a chart in Australia. Contained "Livin' out our tomorrow" the lyic co written by Moore and the instrumental "the confessions of Serge Gainsbourg" which was co written by Moore.

Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
" "The soft'n sexy sound" Universal , 1995/ This Way Up 1996. Produced by Victor Van Vugt (Just after he'd done Beth Orton's Trailer Park). A gold record for Moore and Graney. Contained Moore writing credits for "Morrison floorshow" and "Dandies are never unbuttoned".

Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes
" "the Devil drives" Universal 1997.Produced by Moore and Graney. Recorded in Melbourne, mixed in London with David Ruffy and Kenny Jones. The most psychedelic , ambitious record released by the Coral Snakes. Their last. Moore wrote the opening instrumental "the oblivion seekers" as well as co writing the title track, "I love your gravity" and "feelin' kinda sporty". She also sang the duet "Pascal and Caroline" with Graney. This is the record where Moore really came to the fore in wanting to bust out of the role she had been filling in a band situation.
This whole 90's period was spent mostly in Australia, touring intensely (very difficult in a place so big and sparsely populated) and releasing an album every year.

“The Dave Graney Show” (Festival 1999). Produced by Moore and Graney. Military in flavour, contained the marching psychedelic meisterwork, "I'm a commander!" (music co written by Moore). Other co written songs included "am I wearing something of yours?", "they wanted to be players" and "twixt this world and the next". All the instrumentation on these tracks was played by the increasingly studio savvy, multi instrumentalist, Clare Moore.

Dave Graney Show - "Kiss tomorrow goodbye" (Cockaigne , 2000) The second Dave Graney Show cd. Released in the UK and Europe by Cooking Vinyl. Produced by Moore and Graney. Contained "Don't be true", co written and sung by Moore. Other co written songs included "vengeance is on its' way" and "the big fella"( only with the "drugs" single).

Live dates in New York and Boston and a European tour opening for Nick Cave and the bad Seeds. Clare Moore playing vibes. Also live dates in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

The Dave Graney Show "Heroic Blues" (Cockaigne, 2001)
 The third Dave Graney Show cd. Produced by Graney and Moore. A 'folk soul singer songwriter" type record.

2001- THE THIRD WOMAN. Clare Moore's debut solo album. Most instruments played by Clare Moore and mixed with Billy Miller.

The song called LOST IN SPACE was recorded by Reneee Geyer for her album, TONIGHT in 2005.

The soundtrack to the movie BAD EGGS
, (Liberation 2003).The entire score written, arranged and recorded by Graney and Moore.

The Royal Dave Graney Show - "The Brother who lived", 2003 on Cockaigne). Produced by Graney and Moore. Contained "Midnight to Dawn" and "all our friends were stars". The Post Moodists reformation rock action cd.

2003 saw the release of "two fisted art", a double CD compilation of material by the Moodists. Shows were played in Melbourne and Sydney in June.
The CD was released and distributed by Hot in Europe in May.
"Night of the Wolverine" (COCK010) was re-released, along with six extra tracks in July 2004).

2004 Scored and recorded the soundtrack to Tony Mahonys short film RAY with Dave Graney. 

Ray from Innit on Vimeo.

2005 saw the release of Hashish and Liquor on Sydney label Reverberation. A double set with Graney taking one disc and Moore the other.

Late 2006 saw the release of "Keepin' it unreal". An album credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore...featuring Stu D aka le comte d'alucard. Again released on reverberation.

saw the release of the album " We Wuz Curious" which was credited to the collective "Lurid Yellow Mist...featuring Dave Graney and Clare Moore".This being very much a collective effort in composition and execution.Contained the amazing “junk time” , music written,recorded and played by Clare Moore.
2009 - "Knock yourself out", released on Cockaigne through Fuse, has most instruments played by Dave Graney but has more than half the tracks with the music created and recorded by Clare Moore as well as guest turns from Stu Perera and Stuart Thomas.
2010 release -"remix compilation" -SUPERMODIFIED. 18 tracks, all remixed , re-sung,re-strung and replayed and remastered.

2010 Clare Moore worked on the Arts Centre project about Australian female musicians called "Rock Chicks". This exhibition opening culminated in a performance by a formidable band she had gotten together to back singers, Margret Roadknight, Jeanie Lewis, Carroll LLoyd, Adalita , Jodi Phillis and Diana Ahnaid.  

2011 – “rock’n’roll is where I hide”. Graney and Moore returned to their 90s classics to re record them for Liberation.

2011 - Clare Moore composed and recorded the theme tune for  ABC tv show A QUIET WORD by TONY MARTIN.

2012 “you’ve been in my mind” . Dave Graney and the mistLY on Cockaigne.

2013, digital albums “the soundtrack to JOHNNY GHOST – music composed and performed by Clare Moore and Dave Graney.


2013 – THE DAMES. Clare Moore and Kaye Louise Patterson writing and recording as the Dames. Album mixed by Barry Adamson in the UK. national tour to promote it. 


HARRY HOWARD AND THE NDE – Near Death Experience (CD Spooky 2013)

"THE MERCURY YEARS" 4 disc set of albums recorded for Universal by Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes 1994-97. Includes the disc of rarities and unreleased tracks "Lobster palace royalty"

" and "LIVE IN HELL" two digital only live narrative show albums . Clare Moore playing vibes, keys and percussion.

2014 “FEARFUL WIGGINGS” by Dave Graney. Clare Moore plays vibes, keys , percussion and sing.ing Also involved in editing and production .

2015 play mistLY for me - dave graney and the mistLY - (digital only 14 track live collection on COCKAIGNE 2015)


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.


2016 -

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.
Clare Moore arranging logistics, gear and tour managing


Series of monthly singles with Dave Graney - collected on the album released in the following year.....


2017 release LETS GET TIGHT . Credited to Dave graney and Clare Moore. Clare Moore playing, vibes, keys, drums, percussion, singing.


HARRY HOWARD AND THE NDE – Sleepless Girls  (CD Spooky 2017)

 2017 - national tour as drummer for the BOWIE IN BERLIN series with band including Mick Harvey, Robin Casinader, Stu Thomas, JP Shilo, Miles Brown and singers Dave Graney, Ron Peno, Kylie Auldist, Kim Salmon, Max Sharam and Michael Nolan.


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. 

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


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


  November 2019 - ONE MILLION YEARS DC - Dave Graney and Clare Moore . Studio album released. 

2020 - Dave Graney and Clare Moore 2020 digital album with Robin Casinader - IN CONCERT.
2020 - Dave Graney and Clare Moore 2020 digital album with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross.

2021 - Dave Graney and the mistLY - 2021 digital album - LYVE AT BYRDS

2020-2021 Clare Moore and Dave Graney playing weekly live streaming shows from their Melbourne studios. Sixty seventh show by March 11th.

Other recordings

Robert Forster , "I had a New York Girlfriend", 1995. Clare Moore drums and sings on the entire album.

Kim Salmon and the Business, "Record", 2000. Clare added keyboards and vocals to several tracks on this amazing work.

Clare Moore has also worked as a remixer, doing just that for "I will always love you" by Melbourne artist Philippa Nihill, released in 2001.

Recordings and production have also been done with Kaye Patterson, (along with Robin Casinader).
Clare also recorded and performed with Henry Manetta and the Trip. A freaked out jazz/r&b band. Clare sang and plays percussion.
Clare Moore also co-produced and recorded (with Kim and Dave), the Darling Downs two cds.
SALMON, played and recorded as one of TWO drummers in this seven guitar art hard rock project driven by Kim Salmon.

Played drums with Charlie Marshall on the albums TRAVEL EASY in 2006 and SUBLIME in 2017.

Recorded Jane Dusts' first cd " a spray of red from the deep. Played drums on the second,, “ a birds jouney”  and the  third  , “Tessera Terrain”. Currently playing with Jane Dust and Emily Jarrett as a part of the Routines.


Plays vibes and sometimes drums with singer songwriter/actor Alyce Platt.



1 comment:

Simone Piggott said...

Absolutely phenomenal talent. Highly creative, productive and enduring.
An Avant-garde musician who has been moving with the times over the past 4 decades.
Moore's persona not just reflects her talent but also her love of what she does so excellently.

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...
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