A night with Dave Graney and Clare Moore is always an adventure, and the multi-talented duo will take to the stage in The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 20 August.
With their warmth, dry wit and great songs, Dave and Clare return to Eumundi to launch their self-proclaimed “album for freaks”- ‘Everything Was Funny’.
However they choose to play, they bring their story and vast and splendid songbook which stretches to over 40 albums.
Partners in life and music, the pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), Dave Graney and The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Dave Graney and Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003), Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and in more recent years, Dave Graney and the mistLY.
Graney was awarded ‘Best Male Vocalist’ at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft ‘n’ Sexy Sound, while “Feelin’ Kinda Sporty” won ‘Best Video’ in 1997. He has received seven other ARIA Award nominations.
They make show like few others.
During the initial Melbourne pandemic lockdown, they started doing online shows every week, sometimes twice a week and revisited songs from all these albums as well as workshopping new material. They kept performing, and their playing and writing skills sharp.
Then the lockdown eased, and they played some shows around Australia. Then the lockdown came back again. Lucky their lockdown nerves held too.
The duo’s latest album is a classic Compact Disc packed with too many songs for vinyl. They’ll be playing a lot of the new collection – mixed in with old classics from their songbook – along with some choice interpretations of other people’s songs for this album launch at one of their favourite venues in Queensland, The Imperial Hotel Eumundi.
When people ask you in the future, “What was it like in those years – 2020 to 2022?” You can begin by stroking your chin and saying …”weeelll… everything was funny” …
TICKETS: $30 (+ booking fee) through Oztix. 18+ event.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
Dave and Clare will play two sets.
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book.