Dave Graney returns for Ararat Live

Dave Graney.

Dave Graney.

DAVE Graney last performed for Ararat Live in August 2012 in the group Dave Graney and the mistLY and he has wanted an opportunity to return ever since.

Dave will be back with drummer Clare Moore tomorrow to play in the Ararat Hotel's Red Room at 8pm. Dave Graney is one of the great Australian rock singer/song writers winning numerous awards.

Dave Graney was born in 1959 and grew up in Mount Gambier. He started his musical career in a punk rock band The Slunks. He moved to Adelaide in the late 1970s where he met up with drummer Clare Moore. This meeting was the beginning of a partnership both on and off the stage. Clare and Dave began a creative musical partnership that has seen them travel across Australia and the UK.

Moving to Melbourne in 1979 they performed together in the group Sputniks. Then in 1980, together with Steve Miller, they formed the post-punk group the Moodists. In 1983 the group relocated to the United Kingdom. In the late 1980s Dave and Clare formed the group Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes and played on the London pubs and clubs circuit. 1989 saw the duo return to Melbourne and set up the group Dave Graney and the White Buffaloes. Dave and Clare continued to perform with differing band members and band names. Including - Dave Graney the Coral Snakes, the Dave Graney Show, The Royal Dave Graney Show and Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist.

Dave is well known for his eccentric dress code, he is a prolific song writer with a string of successful cds and singles. Dave and Clare have been recognized for the music to the motion picture 'Bad Eggs'. Some of their songs are - Night of the Wolverine, Knock Yourself Out, Lure of the Tropics and Soft'n'sexy Sound, and many more.

In 2011 Dave released a book, 1001 Australian Nights.

Dave and Clare have included Ararat as part of a national tour promoting a new album 'Fearful Wiggings'.

Ararat Live is a not-for-profit collective whose main objective is to support original music. A entry fee of $20 per head goes to the performers and to support future events. All Ararat Live shows are open to the general public but potential guests are encouraged to get on the mailing list.

So message David Nicholson 0409 848 960 or email: araratlive@davidsmedia.com with your details or check out the website. There is also a Facebook group 'Ararat Live'.

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