Night of the wolverine – a portrait of Dave Graney and Clare Moore by Michael Vale (Archibald Prize 2012 finalist)
Arise Sir Dave Graney and Queen Clare Moore, the eternally cool royalty of Australian music. Like other dynamic duos of rock 'n' roll such as Ivy & Lux from the Cramps and Bo Diddley and Lady Bo, Dave & Clare have been chasin' their unique rock roll vision for over three decades. Fearless and stylish, they have successfully ridden the razors edge of the musical universe because of their perfectly balanced yin and yang. And like true artists they laughingly refuse to be pinned down and keep surprising us. They first burst out of the St Kilda post punk scene. We joined the Moodist's army. We marched to their 'Machine Machine'. They came back from England dressed up like Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley. Later Dave and Clare were all over the radio,TV and the Big Day Out with 'You're Just Too Hip, Baby', touring with the Cruel Sea, packing out the Continental regularly.
Along the way they have played over 2000 shows and produced 30 albums including the classic 'Night of the Wolverine' and 'The Soft & Sexy Sound' albums as well as solo albums 'The Third Woman' and 'Fearful Wiggings' and film soundtracks like 'Bad Eggs'. In 2005 they made a 'his and hers' double album, 'Hashish And Liquor.' In 1996 Dave was awarded ARIA best male artist (where he announced himself "King of Pop") and in 1997 the video for “Feelin' Kinda Sporty” won the ARIA best video award. In 2007 their spoken word show 'Point Blank' was awarded Best Music Act at the Melbourne Fringe and in 2011 were named Best Live Act at the EG awards. Their bands include the Moodists, the White Buffaloes, Coral Snakes, The Dave Graney Show, The Lurid Yellow Mist, Mistly and the Dames. They have collaborated with and mentored hundreds of the their artistic peers in Australia and Europe. And to this day they are still producing new music, playing and touring most weeks and involved in multiple projects.
NOTE: Sir Dave and Queen Clare will Not be performing at this concert but will be in the audience watching their subjects pay tribute to them. Featuring musical and spoken word performances by
ADAM RUDEGEAIR TRIO / CAROLINE NO / CONWAY SAVAGE / ELIZABETH McCARTHY / GO GO SAPIEN / HARRY HOWARD & EDWINA PRESTON / HENRY MANETTA / JANE DUST / JARROD (LOST ANIMAL) / JEFF WILLIAMS / KAYE-LOUISE PATTERSON / KIM SALMON / MALCOLM HILL / MICK HARVEY / MICK TURNER / PENNY IKINGER / STEVE MILLER / STU THOMAS / THE ANCIENTS / THE OCEAN PARTY / THE SAND PEBBLES / THE SMB / THE SPOILS / TONY MARTIN / ZAYD THRING (PETS WITH PETS)