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"This is your Guernica, your Imagine, your XYGTHO Phase 3, your Raging Bull. Everything you have created before has culminated in this true masterpiece of recorded music. Life, Death, Pathos, Humour, Groove and above all Aplomb = Zippa Dee Do what is-was that-this? Congratulations to you, Clare and the mistLY and thank you for an album that will be on regular rotation in my shack for the remainder of my days".
Grame Tressider

"You can dip in almost anywhere into the vast Graney catalogue and find something deeper and more satisfying than the pop fizz of the day. But if you are starting out, this album and attending a Graney gig on an extensive Australian tour in the next few months is an excellent place to begin".


Great review of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? in Your Music Radar by Brian Parker.

Great Review of the album in Music Trust by Noel Mengel.

Review of ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? at the i94bar. (A site usually tuned into all things "Detroit/Birdman/Stooge-ish")
It’s self-described “classic rock” but don’t expect Journey or Van Halen to spring out of the speakers. “ZIPPA” is in-the-pocket, pop-rock played by a well-drilled ensemble. Drumming national treasure Clare Moore, consummate bassist Stu Thomas and jazzy guitarist Stuart Perera have been in more trenches together than the cast of “Hogan’s Heroes” and Graney’s respect for stylistic boundaries is on a par with Nancy Pelosi’s affection for Donald’s pipe-dream Wall. 

"Excellent writing on the album by Bob Osborne at Analogue Trash Radio".

Very recent interview here with Dave Graney by MATT RYAN for his fanzine. MUNSTER.

A recent interview with dave Graney about songwriting by Kate Rae here.

2017 Dave Graney and Clare Moore singles collection CD - LET'S GET TIGHT
details of the album HERE

cover art Tony Mahony

Dave Graney and Clare Moore CD Let's Get Tight available at iTunes and Bandcamp now.

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Rock Music does not usually accommodate the likes of Dave Graney. Few Australian performers have been as resilient, and few have presented as many ideas in song form. ….Graneys tactic is to bring a  highly developed context to his audience – his “velvet fog”, his “lurid yellow mist” – in opposition to the sentimentality of “rock’s wasteland of howling dopes

Mark Gomes… Australian Book Review

art - Tony Mahony

2018 Memoir through Affirm press 

"Perhaps the distinguishing feature of Graney's music in comparison to the aforementioned groups is a distinct, if relative, lack of darkness and alienated angst. Graney, rather (particularly in the post-Moodist period), has created a niche that is absolutely unique. Free from any trace of the confessional, he creates vignettes that range from absurdist to deeply moving — often both — mingling wry social observation with a humor that perfectly threatens to stray, but never finally crosses the line, into novelty. One aspect of Graney's distinctness — and distinction — is the very persona-ness of his persona (beginning with costume; from safari suits to Tom of Finland leathers, deadly serious camp is a trademark). Unlike so many other front men, Graney isn't performing faux-transgressively as the typical dysfunctional rock star, drug-addled, sexually voracious, yet constantly heartbroken — but rather transgresses that same transgression through the obviously conscious adoption of a kitsch that is tongue-in-cheek, but wherein the illusion nonetheless remains firmly unbroken. It's an act that is postmodern but never pretentious, both distancing and deeply endearing, especially when combined with his obvious lyrical smarts".Rowan Savage- TINY MIXTAPES (Online US mag)


Story of the album here....

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. 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.

ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS? May 2019 album out on Compact Disc - available here via mail order...

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A fantastic interview with Dave Graney on ABC Radio National by Sarah Kanowski, recorded Feb 23rd in Brisbane. Stream it or download it here

Live dates

Dave Graney is up for some PARLOUR GIGS. It's a system or portal where you can book artists to come play in your PARLOUR - House - Apartment - Ranch etc.
Click the image for more details.

2019 shows

Wednesday November 20th and Thursday November 21st - Dave Graney and Clare Moore at DUSTY ATTIC MUSIC LOUNGE in Lismore, NSW

Friday Nov 22nd - The Dust Temple, Currumbin

Saturday Nov 23rd - Pelican Playhouse, Grafton NSW.

Thursday November 28th Dave Graney and the mistLY at Birds Basement jazz club in Melbourne.

Dec 20th Dave Graney and Clare Moore inducted into AMC SA Hall of Fame in Adelaide at the Jade Monkey.

Feb 7th Dave Graney and Clare Mooreplay Hardys Bay Club, Central Coast NSW

Feb 9th Dave Graney and Clare Moore play Smiths in Canberra with Coral Snake Robin Casinader joining them on mellotron.

Feb 22nd , Mona Foma, Hobart 1pm show
Feb 23rd , Longley, Tasmania 2pm show

Dave Graney solo dates in WA in February.

Thur 27 Feb - Freo Social, Fremantle WA
Fri 28 Feb - The River Hotel, Margaret River WA
Sat 29 Feb - The Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Sun 1 March - The Indi Bar, Indian Ocean Hotel - Scarborough WA




Dave Graney online blogs.

From LETS GET TIGHT- "BE SAD FOR ME". 2:38 sec POP BLUES. At itunes and Bandcamp now.

 "be sad for me - I'm outsourcing my tears"


December 2016 digital release.
"I Ain't Hi Vis". A pop groover.Credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
At itunes and Bandcamp now





40 minute interview with Dave Graney by ABC's Richard Fidler- ranging across entire career and life.


Or perhaps a TWO HOUR podcast interview by David Cox in Sydney late 2015. Thanks David! 

Dave Graney interview at Scenestr Magazine September 2016

September 2016 online interview with Dave Graney by fellow musician Anto Macaroni

Dave writes about songwriting.(Click the image above)

Photo- Barry Douglas

March 2016 digital single "This Is the Deadest Place I've Ever Died In" available at itunes and Bandcamp


I'm A Good Hater - first of a series of 2016 digital releases.

Play mistLY for me - live recordings vol.1 at Bandcamp

A literary focussed interview with Dave at THE QUESTING BEAST

An album of early 90s demos is out at Bandcamp.


Banana Lounge Broadcasting is a weekly show (12-2pm on Tuesdays) by Dave Graney on Melbourne's Triple R radio station. 102.7fm There is a facebook page.


Banana Lounge Broadcasting

The show can also be heard at any time via the Triple R "on demand player"

Dave Graney and Clare Moore undertook a short tour of New Zealand in 2014. Whilst there, they did an interview and live session with Emma Smith at Radio NZ.

Story about FEARFUL WIGGINGS from Australian Musician Magazine

New rap duo with Will Hindmarsh - WAM and DAZ


great review of Rock n roll is where I hide from TINY MIX TAPES (US)

Podcast of a late June 2011 hour long interview with Dave Graney by Richard Fidler.Broadcast nationally on local ABC radio.

Interview with Dave Graney about the book and the album on "HEY HEY MY MY"
1000 word interview ith Dave Graney by Andrew McMillen
Interview with Dave Graney at CRIKEY-Part1
Part 2 of Crikey interview
Page of reviews for 1001 australian nights


There is also a page for RARITIES and SINGLES.Very Limited amounts of stock available for these.



Another from LETS GET TIGHT.
Matey,From On High.A jazzy groover. Swinging beat with much action on the ride. The chords eternally rising.
A phrase I read in a book by modernist (early 20th century) author and painter Wyndham Lewis.(a big favourite of Captain Beefheart)
"Matey,From On High". This is how, I am sometimes told, I relate to people. Or maybe, how I hope that I do.
Also another of my songs worrying about the faux intimacy of the digital age.
At itunes and Bandcamp now

"Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol. 2" New digital only album.Story of the album here.

At itunes now.

2014 solo album from Dave Graney

art tony mahony








See The Moodists and Coral Snakes sections for discography and archival information pre 1998.

the dave graney show- an outstanding album recorded for Festival in 1998

Kiss tomorrow goodbye (2000)

heroic blues(2001)

the third woman (2002)

the brother who lived ? (2003)

Hashish ? (2005)

Keepin' it Unreal (2006)

We wuz curious (2008)

Knock yourself out (2009)


rock'n'roll is where I hide (2011)


2013 digital singles

THE DAMES (2013)

POINT BLANK and LIVE IN HELL (digital narrative show albums 2013)

Fearful Wiggings (dave graney solo album 2014)

play mistLY for me(digital only live recordings collection march 2015)

Once I Loved The Torn Ocean's Roar - 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 - dave graney - COCKAIGNE - digital only album at itunes and Bandcamp.

night of the wolverine demos/early 90s songwriter demos - dave graney (cockaigne) digital album



Music primeval; Dave writes about the sounds that rocked his early world..


Moodists lyrics



Three albums with the Moodists (plus singles and a double cd COMP and live dvd)

Seven albums with the Coral Snakes (plus a compilation and then a 4 disc box set release in 2013)



(The Above are 2013 Dave Graney digital album albums at bandcamp now - along with many others)

FEARFUL WIGGINGS - 2014 dave graney solo set on COCKAIGNE

"play mistLY for me" - 14 track digital only live collection out on COCKAIGNE


A short bio of Dave Graney and Clare Moore

Dave Graney tour dates



illustration- tony mahony- book out on AFFIRM PRESS - APRIL 2011

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illustration- tony mahony-

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1997 book of all CORAL SNAKES era lyrics with amazing photos and artwork by Tony Mahony. Available only from this site.

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