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

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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Two albums in 2021 Everything Was Funny by Dave Graney and Clare Moore on CD and digital and the digital only 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.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Live Dates for June and July NSW Victoria and SA


Hello comrades, so the election was great! We got rid of so much ugly fat!

Meanwhile, the Covid19 pandemic rolls on. People want it to be over but it can't be wished away. We have been fully vaxed and wear masks in public in our daily lives and when we do shows. We take an our own mics and also an air purifier on to the stage and into motel rooms. Taking it seriously. I don't want to get it.

We have done some great shows in recent times. Last week at a lovely community theatre in Emerald in the hills of Melbourne  and at a winery in the Barossa. The latter was with the mistLY. Myself and Clare with Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera on bass and guitar for the first time in a year. We played two sets with just a half a rehearsal and had a fantastic time. Driving there through the Barossa after a night in Murray Bridge was beautiful. We drove back through Renmark and Mildura for a change of scenery. Hey, Victoria is dark and lonely in the northern part of the Wimmera. Very little phone coverage too. 



We have also played in Geelong and Ballarat at more traditional type venues. We launched Everything Was Funny in Melbourne at the Northcote Social Club on a Sunday night. That room sounds great and we brought our people and sounds to it for a special night. A rare gig for us in our home town.

I have been putting together a book of lyrics from 1980-2022 for a project. I have gotten it all together, with some notes as to chords and general thoughts as to what I was thinking about. I want it to be a simple looking thing with text only. Like something produced during a wartime rationing period. I hadn't really approached any of the Moodists music from this direction and got a feeling that I'd love to present some of the material somehow. A reunion of the band is not really on the cards due to various physical constraints on a couple of people but Clare and I have a vague idea to do a  "play the Moodists" type show. In doing the text for the book I came across this clip of a song from 1980. It was the b side of Where The Trees Walk Downhill and the actual title was I Should Have Been Here. It was when we were really vibing on the Postcard records scene as well as Vic Godard and the Fall. A year later we went down a very different sonic path.

David McClymont , who played bass in the later period of the Moodists, has a double vinyl LP out now on Late Night From Glasgow records

We have finished our rock'n'roll album and are still deciding when and how to release it. With the staggered nature of our live shows we are still doing launches for Everything Was Funny. This next album is equally as high quality but is much more of a drums, bass, guitars and vocals set. Its tough being a  musician and writer at any time but being vintage players who still write and produce stuff regularly is weird. Where and how do you pitch it? In a world where vintage players should be sad - we are not. Or when they should only be rootsy or play genres we are not. There's no one doing what we do here or anywhere else either so we can't be talked about as a local version of something from the real world. Its true. Graney got no Graney. 

There is also another album of less structured, more weird material inside my computer.

Then there  is the WAM AND DAZ Album which WAM is threatening to tie down (or up) and finish too.

And then there is the album I did with UK electro dynamo SCANNER which may come out at some point. It was started/finished in 2019-2021 but I have left it to him to schedule it. Its got a great vibe! Like a mad, cold, electro jazz session.

Clare Moore has been tutoring some young people on drums via the internet. Its been enlightening hearing of how high school age kids interact with music. Either deep dive obsessions on single, huge selling artists from the 70s or just music thats heard through games and gaming.

We have kept doing our live stream shows via Stage It this year but have kept it to Sunday morning sets to make it Saturday night in the UK and Saturday afternoon in the USA. Since summer finished and so daylight saving as well, this has seen us performing at 7am. This has been very enjoyable - and of course- weird! You sing in a register that is not available at other times, for instance. People join us from Wales, Lancashire, London, New York State, Oregon, Seattle, Los Angeles, Norway, Tasmania, Sydney and Abury. We play a different set each fortnight.

Our next online show is Sunday June 19th at 7am. This makes it 10pm Saturday UK time.

5pm Saturday USA EDT     4pm Saturday USA CDT     2pm Saturday USA PDT

There is no chance of watching it back. A small fee to access the site ($US5), A 50 minute set.

Ticket link here

Our live show sees Clare Moore using her Boosey and Hawkes AJAX model vibes - a small jazz set from the 50s as well as a Yamaha Reface keyboard, melodica and percussion, an audio interface with some simple (and some quite rich) rhythm tracks as well as a mellotron app which she accesses via an ancient ipad and plays through her keyboard. I play several electric guitars through my Vox amp head and  speaker box (a Fender , covered in marshall tolex and loaded with a  tech21 speaker) with some delay and Phase pedals. I have to have several guitars due to having used  multiple open tunings on EVERYTHING WAS FUNNY. We are getting my speaker box fixed at the moment and Clares vibes are also in the shop. The low keys on the vibes are not ringing out which might mean some new keys being made to a mould. That is, some molten steel being poured into a mould and fired up and then bashed into tune by a blacksmith! Luckily we have a guy around the corner who can do all of this. The bonuses of being hillbillies. 


vibes, keys, ipad, vocals, air purifier, mic...

Upcoming shows....

Friday June 24th The Great - Marrickville
Saturday June 25th The Music Lounge in Wollongong Town Hall

Friday July 1st George Lane St Kilda
Sunday July 3rd Hotel Warrnambool (3pm show)
Saturday July 23rd Portland Arts Centre
Friday August 12th The Trinity Sessions - Adelaide

Saturday August 13th - the Three Brothers, Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills. 


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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, 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