On Saturday 29 July, the legendary Dave Graney and the original members of The Coral Snakes will reform to perform the landmark album Night Of The Wolverine in full at Blue Mountains Theatre
Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes made their own way through the 90’s and nobody stood near them. They cut through with wit, flash and weirdness for four albums. They won through without being indie in nature or grunge by nature or demeanour. They had ambition, power and style. They also had grooves and bounce and Dave Graney used street slang and literate word bombs to fully state his case.
It’s been three decades since the release of Night Of The Wolverine and for this special 30th anniversary performance they will also perform classics and deep cuts from their mid-90’s heyday in a two-set program.
Dave Graney says he is really looking forward to playing at the Blue Mountains Theatre.
“Love playing in the Blue Mountains. We will be playing two sets of underworld GOLD! Licks and moves that took a decade to build! No kidding, just playing our music,” Dave says.
“Night Of The Wolverine and then a set of songs that came before and after. Rehearsals have been undertaken and we knew everything, just like the old days.”
The band played every kind of festival happening at the time, were regular performers on national TV, had Gold Discs and ARIA awards. They were an island for groovers in the grim grunge years. This album marked their unlikely move into the mainstream consciousness and is widely regarded as a classic of Australian alternative rock music.
Dave Graney on vocals, Clare Moore on drums, Rod Hayward on guitar and Robin Casinader on keyboards were the original players who recorded Night Of The Wolverine in 1993. They will be joined on this tour by Stu Thomas on the bass.
Programs Coordinator at Blue Mountains Theatre, Yvonne Hellmers says the band has a real cult following.
“If you lived through the 1990’s in Australia there’s a good chance you saw Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes – and never forgot them,” Yvonne says. “Now’s your chance to see them again, 30 years on – and I know it’s going to be a memorable performance!”