FUSION BOUTIQUE presents DAVE GRANEY & CLARE MOORE Album Launch Tour 2024 in Concert at Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique Presents
DAVE GRANEY & CLARE MOORE ‘(strangely)(emotional)’ Album Launch Tour 202
Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

SATURDAY 4th May 2024
Doors Open 6pm | Show Start 7pm

Venue: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.
– Entry via the Carrington Hotel Driveway –

Coral Snakes Legends and prolific alt artists Dave Graney & Clare Moore Unveil New Album “(strangely)(emotional)”

“As I have said many times nobody else is making music like this. A combination of the familiar tropes of rock and pop intermingled with literary lyrical explorations, jazz elements, ambient sounds, and a degree of abstraction masking astute commentary on the state of the world today. There are more ideas in these 15 songs than most artists achieve in their careers”. – Bob Osborne – DIFFERENT NOISES – Salford UK

Dave Graney and Clare Moore have in recent years been swinging between song focused studio albums (like this one) and more band focused rock albums, (like their previous set in A Mistly).
(strangely)(emotional) is so carefully titled because that’s the age we live in. A person has to be sure and careful of their words. It’s a sensitive area, the world, in 2024. Even though it is also brutal, viral and violent all at once. (The ground we walk upon is contested and just holding together with surface tension). So the words are quarantined from each other, in parentheses so as not to be qualifying or commenting on the other.

The sounds on the album come from vintage drum machines, electric (six and twelve string) and acoustic (nylon and steel string) guitars, pedal steel, harp, harmonica, electric piano, drums, vibes, marimba, mellotron and tenor and soprano sax.
The words are rich, playful and very personal. Dave Graney is a proud Creative Creep.
(strangely)(emotional) comes after a year where Graney and Moore toured the country to joy and acclaim with their 90s band Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes. This album was cooking away in the background all the while.
It’s a Dave Graney and Clare Moore album. They’ve always done their own thing. This time, it’s (strangely)(emotional).

“Last night (Sat) at the Great Club in Sydney’s Marrickville, a rolling triumph. Dave, solo and acoustic with brand new songs, a brace of wistful glances back at childhood, fam and hometown, and not quite like anything that has come before from this extraordinary maker of sonic stories. Then more with lifetime offsider and partner of all labours CLARE MOORE, multi-instrumentaling it on melodica then piano before making those drums sing and wail like few can. And then a ‘power trio’ as Dave described it, and it was, with the mid-set appearance of a local (Sydney) bassplayer, Gregory Thorsby, who knocked everyone flat with jazz and funk stylings that would not have been out of place in Weather Report, Sly And The Family Stone or the classic Miles Davis rosary of albums from 1967-74. This, a perfect reinvention of all the diamonds from the vast Graney-Moore back catalogue. All this and ‘Traumatic Shit,’ a kind of talking blues that gave Derek And Clive a run for their money. We split our britches laughing, I tells ya. Yea, among the two sets of wonder and stardust, personal faves like ‘That Old Swagger’, ‘Wilco Got No Wilco’, ‘Night Of The Wolverine’, uberclassic ‘You’re JUst Too Hip, Baby’, and an encore featuring a mighty Ronsonesque wigout guitar solo that took off the tops of our heads. 
The new album ‘( strangely) ( emotional)’ is out in April. All I can say is GET IN”. –
Mark Cornwall author and musician 

Songwriter and performer Dave Graney and multi-instrumentalist Clare Moore were in the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. Then the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes 1987-1997. Then the Royal Dave Graney Show and Lurid Yellow Mist to the mistLY. They have also been involved in several feature film soundtracks and Dave Graney released his fourth book, a book of lyrics called THERE HE GOES WITH HIS EYE OUT (collected lyrics 1980-2023).
Dave 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 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations. Clare Moore Joint award with Jeanie Lewis and Kate Ceberano for Lifetime Achievement award at the 2023 Australian Women In Music Awards.

Dave and Clare will be performing as a trio with Greg Thorsby on bass.


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VENUE: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St (entry via the Carrington Hotel driveway, through the ‘Baroque Room’ arch) Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
Come and enjoy the refurbishments of this terrific room!

*This event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Please also note that the Baroque Room is a room that we hire, the Carrington Hotel will be operating the bar inside the room but there is no kitchen or food available at the venue. The Old City Bank also owned by the Carrington Hotel next door has hot meals available however guests are unable to bring outside food or drinks inside the Baroque room.

The Carrington will be offering a pre-order cheese pack to be available for pick up from the bar on the evening.
Cheese packs $30 each, to pre-order visit: https://events.humanitix.com/baroquecheesepackdgcm
*Please note that due to ordering times needed for supplies this cheese pack pre-order option will only be available until 9am on the 29th April (no further orders will be taken and no packs will be available for purchase on the night).
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Room configuration will be seated and allocated and tables require group bookings.
Guests will not be able to move seating between sections or transfer from assigned seats.

Section A Theatre style seating will be allocated from the front of the stage to the back, based on booking types and the order that they are received.
Individual group bookings for section A are unlikely to be able to be placed together unless requested prior to the event date.
Guests will be emailed their seat allocations prior to the event date.

Section A – Theatre Style Seating $40 pre + bf / $45 door per person
Section B – Bar Area Cabaret Table Seating $40 pre + bf / $45 door per person
Section C – Back Lounge Cabaret Table Seating $35 pre + bf / $40 door per person
(Please note that there are 2 stairs to access the lounge)

Ticket Link: https://events.humanitix.com/fbdaveclarebaroque

*Door sales only available if not sold out prior.
Discount show pre-bookings will close 6pm on the day of the event.

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• It is crucial that if you are experiencing any COVID like symptoms (flu-like symptoms, fevers, sore-throats etc) that you please do not attend.
• Guests can still book with confidence knowing that, while tickets are normally non-refundable, if a show needs to be cancelled for any reason then all tickets will of course be refunded. If a show needs to be rescheduled then tickets will be valid for the new dates. In the instance of guest illness tickets can be transferred on request.
• There will be no entry to the venue for guests prior to the stated doors open time.


Doors & Bar Open: 6pm (no guest entry prior)

Set 1: 7:00PM-7:45PM (45mins)
30min intermission
Set 2 – 8:15PM-9:00PM (45mins)

For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au