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

dave graney - Moodists-Coral Snakes-mistLY-FEARFUL WIGGINGS
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2023 ROCK album with Clare Moore IN A MISTLY . WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Available at shows or via website. 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, April 20, 2023

There He Goes WIth His Eye Out lyric book out now Night Of The Wolverine 30th Anniversary tour





Dave Graney Lyrics 1980-2023.

Everything from the Moodists to the latest albums and beyond. Includes
some descriptions of intent as to the song or music in question and also
some notes as to production approaches and chords.

Book design is based on a classic French Éditions Gallimard NRF form of paperback. All text, no images. 374 pages.

Thanks to Simon Strong from Ekranoplans for help in editing and formatting.

You can only get the book via our Bandcamp page.


Recent story in THE GUARDIAN by Andrew Stafford about our Night Of The Wolverine 30th anniversary tour. Great photos by Charlie Kinross.

Friday 28 July – The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT

Saturday 29 July
– Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood NSW

Thursday 3 August
– The Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW

Friday 4 August
- HOTA, Surfers Paradise QLD

Saturday 5 August
– The Old Museum, Brisbane QLD

Sunday 6 August – The Imperial, Eumundi QLD

Friday 11 August
– The Royal Oak, Launceston TAS

Saturday 12 August
– Gnomon Room, Ulverstone TAS

Sunday 13 August
– The Palais Theatre, Franklin TAS

Friday 18 August
– The Corner, Richmond VIC

Saturday 19 August
- The Gov, Adelaide SA

Friday 25 August
– The Heritage, Bulli NSW

Saturday 26 August
– Drifter’s Wharf, Gosford NSW

Looking forward to playing these shows with original Coral Snakes Clare Moore on drums, Rod Hayward on guitar and Robin Casinader on keys and violin. Stu Thomas will be sitting in with us on bass.
We will be playing two sets, the first being the Night Of The Wolverine album and the second filled with songs that came before and after that breakthrough (for us) record. Its a decade of licks, moves and changes compressed into a couple of hours. Powerful. We also have plans to be issuing a vinyl version of the album (It came out on Compact Disc originally). This will be a double album with gatefold sleeve.


Classic Album Of The Week for Night Of The Wolverine recently on ABC Double J FM.

Caroline Tran did and interview with Clare Moore and myself which is up on their page. We talked about the experience around the making of the record and several songs. It was nice to chat about our work and all week people have been in touch via social media in regard to this album. It has been very positive.

 Also, thanks to everybody who came to our shows for IN A MISTLY. The Nightcat gig in Melbourne with Mick Medew and Ursula was great. Such a wonderful venue. Melbourne is the place where we get the least support from the rock community but our own community turned out for us. Thank you! It was excellent to play with Stu Thomas and Stuart Perera again. Powerful!

Canberra at Smiths was a great two set affair with Adele Pickvance joining us on bass. A great crowd of people, like playing in a small club theatre environment and Bevan always gets such a  tremendous sound. We then played in Sydney at THE GREAT, a venue which has been bedevilled by a  noisy complaining neighbour but I hope they win and are able to keep open. Dave Wray came from Lismore to play sax with us again. Incredibly good musician. Our Sydney band! Two sets again and it really hit some amazing high spots.

On the Sunday Adele had to run a 4ZZZ community radio gig in Brisbane so Dave Wray, myself and Clare travelled to Woy Woy on the Central Coast. Our booker Steve Griffiths brought along a bass and sat in with us for about eight songs - including two from our Moodists period. That was great. We were almost involved in a  fight with a drifting mopoke before the show as we tried to eat our food after a long drive. I had no patience with the schmo. He sat himself down too close to me and also to our food and was drunk at lunchtime and proceeded to tell us how he didnt know we were in a  band and how was he to know and who are we anyway and ..... etc etc  etc . Dave Wray eventually figured out he was not a friend of ours or Steves and ushered the fellow away. (He weaved back past us again in an attempt to annoy Dave - which worked). 

Anyway, it was a great time at Woy Woy!

Clare Moore and I then stayed in Sydney for  a week and caught up with some friends who we only normally see as we rush through town doing a show. All the NSW gigs were SOLD OUT which was a great tonic for myself and Clare.

Dave Graney and Clare Moore West Australian dates for our album IN A MISTLY have been re-scheduled for May. Martyn Casey will be playing bass with us at these shows.
Get the album on CD here.

Friday 12 May - Lyric's Underground (Maylands)

Saturday 13 May 2023 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Vault Restaurant 21 Haynes Street, Kalamunda WA

6:00pm, Sun 14 May, 2023

The Duke of George, Fremantle WA  


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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