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IN A MISTLY - 2022 album by Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Out Now. Art by Tony Mahony.



EVERYTHING WAS FUNNY - 2021 album by Dave Graney and Clare Moore out now at Apple Music and other digital portals. Physical copies SOLD OUT.
Photo by Kristyn Jones.

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digital only album LYVE AT BYRDS
February 2021
At Apple Music and everywhere else.

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross - digital album September 2020

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader -IN CONCERT - digital album May 2020

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Second of two studio albums released in 2019. This time credited to Dave Graney and Clare Moore. They played every instrument save for guest appearance by Lost Raga Shane Reilly on pedal steel. Story of the album here. Available as a digital album only via Bandcamp or itunes.



Live dates



Friday 22 September - The Corner Hotel, Richmond


Thursday 28th September - Special show for early birds at Dashville Skyline Festival in the Hunter Valley.

Story in the Guardian Australia about 30th anniversary Night Of The Wolverine tour.

ABC Double J special on NightOf The Wolverine.

Live review of a show on the tour in Franklin, Tasmania at the beautiful Palais Theatre.

Live review of a show at the Old Museum in Brisbane

Re-imagining of Night Of The Wolverine using Virtual Production technology by Donna McRae July 2023


Story in the Guardian Australia about 30th anniversary Night Of The Wolverine tour.

ABC Double J special on NightOf The Wolverine.



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.

Dave Graney tour dates



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 at our Bandcamp page either as a digital copy or a Compact Disc. Art by Tony Mahony

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


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.
"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

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


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

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2018 Memoir through Affirm press 

Click through the image for more. Available at our Bandcamp page.


"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

Dave Graney online blogs.

Dave writes about songwriting.(Click the image above)

A literary focussed interview with Dave at THE QUESTING BEAST

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"

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 at CRIKEY-Part1
Part 2 of Crikey interview
Page of reviews for 1001 australian nights

A short bio of Dave Graney and Clare Moore

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


ONE MILLION YEARS DC 2019 album #2

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with Robin Casinader -IN CONCERT - digital album for May 21st 2020

Dave Graney and Clare Moore with georgio "the dove" Valentino and Malcolm Ross. 17 track digital album at Bandcamp now.

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

Moodists lyrics