The Dames are Clare Moore on drums ,songs and vocals, Kaye Louise Patterson on keys, songs and vocals and Rosie Westbrook on bass and backing vocals.
Their debut self titled album has been mixed by acclaimed, award winning icon of UK post punk and 90s film funk music BARRY ADAMSON. Barry being an old friend of Clare Moore’s since her days in the Moodists and his in Magazine and the Bad Seeds.
Clare Moore plays and has played with Dave Graney for many years - from the Moodists to the Coral Snakes and now the mistLY – with her debut solo cd “the third woman” released on Chapter Music in 2002 and “liquor”, her disc of a double set opposed to Dave Graney’s “hashish” in 2005 - and now the DAMES. Clare Moore also plays with the Ukeladies and Harry Howard and the NDE and has been involved in writing and recording for film and tv. Being nominated for an ARIA for “the soundtrack to the movie BAD EGGS” in 2003.Her songs are very much studio constructions and include a paen to “Eve”, the female character in the tv show IRONSIDE and also “the Groosalugg”, a character from ANGEL.
Kaye Louise Patterson also writes songs for the DAMES. Her background includes playing with Jeff Williams as part of Acuffs Rose. Pioneers of alt country before any other wagons set up in that part of the prairie. She also released her brilliant solo album, "INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL" in 2006. Missing the camaraderie of a band, she hooked up with Moore and BAM! The DAMES is born! Her songs are very much piano trio based and include an instrumental tribute to DUDLEY MOORE and an epic tribute to a little known paradise of evergreen forests and sailing boats called “California”
Rosie Westbrook is involved with composing film soundtracks and international touring with the esteemed Mick Harvey, among others.
released September 12, 2013
Recorded mostly at Atlantis studios, engineer Dave McCluney.“Eve”,“the Groosalugg” and “junktime” recorded at the Ponderosa,
engineered by Clare Moore. “Wait”, “5468 jump” and “English life” recorded
at Audrey studios with Craig Pilkington.
Additional production and album mixed by
BARRY ADAMSON in Brighton,UK.
Mastered by Greg Wadley.
Cover image and original photos by Tony Mahony.
Video for “All Mine” conceived and shot
by Donna McRae and Michael Vale.
Video set photo by Will Hindmarsh.
Ashley Naylor plays electric guitars on “Canyon”
Stu Thomas plays bass, organ, sings backing vocals and plays guitar on “the Groosalugg”
Matt Walker plays slide and Dave Graney plays
acoustic 12 string on “Auntie Aviator”.
Craig Pilkington plays guitar on “Wait”.
Clare Moore plays every instrument on
“Eve” and “junktime” and also vibes on
Kaye-Louise Patterson plays flute and Jen Anderson plays violin on “English life”.
Rosie Westbrook plays bowed double bass on
“Dudley”, “Auntie Aviator” and “English life”
thanks to barry adamson, donna mcrae, michael vale,
tony mahony, will hindmarsh, emily jarrett, karen conrad,
jeff williams, julia bourke, Models, gerard rowan
The Dames are Clare Moore on drums ,songs and vocals, Kaye Louise Patterson on keys, songs and vocals and Rosie Westbrook on
bass and backing vocals. Their debut self titled album has been mixed by acclaimed, award winning icon of UK post punk and 90s film funk music BARRY ADAMSON. Barry being an old friend of Clare Moore’s since her days in the Moodists and his in Magazine and the Bad Seeds....more