Aug 112008

Notification to the discerning music lover,

Dave Graney & Clare Moore will be playing songs from their new release “We Wuz Curious” at Basement Discs on Friday 22nd August from midday. You can check them out at the Basement as a trio ( with Lurid Yellow bass player Stu D) and hear them again with the full five piece band on Wednesday 27th August at the Northcote Social Club with special guest Henry Wagons.

Dave Graney is what’s known as a “heavy entertainer” (as opposed to light) and his music is rich (as opposed to poor) and his flight plan involves the clouds (as opposed to worrying around at the roots). Dave Graney is coming to the NSC for a very special night of entertainment to mark the beginning of his extensive tour with Henry Wagons. Accompanying him tonight will the Lurid Yellow Mist, a band of rare expertise. Henry Wagons will enthral his audiences while performing his daring stories laden with wry contradictions; mixing humour with pathos, tragedy with hope and irony with sincerity. Henry is sure to impress with his voice of depth inspired by the drunk, dead-dog, haunted-house, family curse side of the country genre.

Northcote Social Club, 301 High St, Northcote
$15+bf tix online at or ring 9486 1677
Wednesday 27th August
Special Guest – Henry Wagons

See you there.


Aug 042008

‘Cleanskin’ is Peter Chapman’s first full length CD.

Definition: cleanskin (noun; adjective: plural cleanskins)
1. An undercover police officer who has not done this task before
2. A criminal who has no prior criminal record
3. A terrorist who has not previously come to the attention of the security services
4. An unbranded animal
5. An unlabelled bottle of wine

” I like the idea of this music as ‘cleanskin’, new, freshly bottled – no label,” says singer/songwriter Peter Chapman. The 14 tracks on the cd vary in range and style and offer everything from lush string quartet arrangements to electronica inspired flourishes – all infused with a healthy splash of groove. “This is an organic based record. We laid down the original beds at Sing Sing in Richmond. Flavours in the songs include a four member singing group doing a choral thing and string arrangements for quartet. Overall this album has a real band based feel to it and the mix of songs is very diverse,” says Peter.

Peter Chapman is an experienced singer/songwriter and an exciting performer. He has written songs with other published artists and has contributed tracks to a ‘Warrior Films’ project. He has worked with members of Electric Mary, The Earthmen, The BadLoves, Chocolate Starfish, Boom Crash Opera and Pseudo Echo. In 2005 Peter twice performed tracks from his ‘Catch Fire’ ep on national television and has more recently performed at live gigs with Abby Dobson, Renee’ Geyer and Vika & Linda Bull.

One bottle of ‘Cleanskin’ contains 14 organic, lush, groove inspired, string quartet arranged, electronica kissed, vocal choir infused pop/folk/groove rock tunes to tempt your palette. Enjoy!

Details of Peter’s CD launch for ‘Cleanskin’will be announced in August. Please visit Peter at