Graney is generally accompanied by his wife and longstanding creative partner, drummer Clare Moore. The pair have fronted such bands as The Moodists (1980-87), The White Buffaloes (1989-90), Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes (1987-97), The Dave Graney Show (1998-03) and Dave Graney and Clare Moore...featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004-).
"he abounds in sublime thought and love of humour, in dignified feeling and malignant passion, in elegant wit and obsolete conceit. He alternately presents us with the gaiety of the ballroom and the gloom of the scaffold, leading us among the airy pleasantries of fashionable assemblage and suddenly conducting us to haunts of depraved and disgusting sensuality….he turns decorum into jest, and bids defiance to the established decencies of life." A quote from the Dave Graney Show website,.
Dave's 1993 album with the Coral Snakes, Night of the Wolverine (1993), is considered by many to be an Australian classic. No singles were released from the album but it contained many memorable songs (The title track, 'You're Just Too Hip, Baby' and 'Three Dead Passengers in a Stolen Second Hand Ford', co-written with Stephen Cummings)