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Dave’s blog has moved over to be incorporated into the main website at – All the old posts and comments are there. New posts will be on that site from now on.



After a lot of languish, my website at is finally back up and well … not running fluently yet but at least managing a reasonable jog. There’s still some teething problems especially in the STORE section and I apologise to those of you who have had difficulty ordering or found it a bit complicated and frustrating having to log in when you want to buy something etcetera. Hopefully it will become a lot simpler soon but please bear with me. I hope to have presently a two stream shop where you can buy online via Pay Pal in US dollars or print out an order form and pay using Australian cheque or money order via snail mail.  The prices will be pretty much the same using either method  – $25 Aus or $19 US for one of the double CDs and T-Shirts, $20 Aus/$14 US for the BRAND NEW King and Me CD, and $15 for Free Kicks and most of the DVDs.  In the meantime if you are interested in any of these chunks of Aus history, don’t abandon me – I am in the process of planning and recording the first new Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs album in 25 years  and I need every buck I can get from what’s already out there.

So if you want Correct Planet, Mugs Game, Free Kicks, or a CD replacement for those old clear cassette tapes of the Suburbs live in 1978 I suggest you go to or search tictail for Dave Warner items. You can buy online quite easily and send me a message as to who you want things dedicated to, I’ll be happy to oblige.   You can also order Correct Planet and Free Kicks from CD BABY.  Alternately if you would like to pay using cheque or a postal note, just drop me a line at with what product you are interested in and I can give you a run-down of the cost and how I can get it to you. I know it’s a little more time consuming than just clicking a button but I always love to hear from those of you with fond memories of great old gigs, or queries as to what song Sandra appeared in etc.

For those of you who like to download or just want a single track – Convict Streak, Half Time at The Football, Mugs Game and so on – many of them are now available on I-Tunes.

And for those who like bricks and mortar shopping: in Sydney RED-EYE RECORDS in York St has Warner stock, and ABBEYS BOOKSHOP which is almost next door stocks my novel Before It Breaks.  In Perth Dada Records in Murray St usually has stock.  Before It Breaks is available in all good bookstores.

I thank you all for your continued support, the last twelve months I’ve done more live shows than in the previous three years and enjoyed meeting you personally, once the album is done I’ll be back on the road again.

“It’s STILL a Mug’s Game” Dave Warner




We Care

What an amazing effort from all concerned with the #We Care concert last night. Take a bow Darren Reid and all the incredible people who volunteered time and services. It would have been wonderful to have had a few thousand more to see the superb venue and talent on display but those there generated a feeling of camaraderie reminiscent of Sydney Olympics in 2000. Personally I would like to thank @Greedy Smith and @Mental As Anything. After Greedy and James Gillard joined us on stage to help out with a Suburbs song or two they treated us all to classic Mentals. What a terrific lineup these days allowing Martin Plaza and Greedy full reign for those unique, original songs. Angry Anderson was brilliant with classic rock, (you’re right Angry We can’t be beaten) Dave Gleason, Dean Denton and The Frames, Eskimo Joe all so strong and generous with their time. The bands on the other stages were fantastic, brazing scorching conditions. I caught a little bit of a band The Renegades with kick arse country later in the evening when the shadows had set in, top set. What most of us didn’t know was that the venue itself was terrific with a nice shaded grass area from early afternoon, bars, ample parking etc. I can see Gloucester Park becoming a premier venue for big bands to play.  Thanks also to #Perth Hyatt for courteous efficient staff and especially to every single person who bought a ticket and came to support the artists. The bottom photo shows @Tony Durant and Greedy after a punt on a phantom match race between Red Vicar and Mount Eden while Phil Bailey complains that his horse was hemmed in by unfair tactics.



Well here it is, final show of THE KING AT ME tonight at Perth Fringe. It has been a wonderful season and a thrill to do the show again with my fab cohorts @Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Emily McLean, Sam Musca, @Martin Cilia, Steve Hemsley.  Also great support from Gary on tech and Sue our Stage Manager.  I would really like to thank all those who have attended or will attend tonight, especially those attending for the second time. For those of you unable to grab a show who might like a taste of what you missed, I’d like to plug my own product the CD of The King and Me.  All songs by Martin and me and some great playing by the likes of Lloyd Gyi, the late Chris Bailey (Angels) Mal Green (Split Enz).   You can get it from my website and my Tictail shop  By the way the poster seen below by @Steve Panozzo is destined to become a collectible classic.

If you are in Perth and have a free hour from 6pm – head on into Fringe for our last show tonight at The Shambles adjacent to the Library.   (* IMG_1528


bold park car park.JPGWhile the Liberal clique of Manly Council have destroyed forever the beautiful, sensible and economically viable design of their forefathers with the Manly Boy Charlton horror – which looks like a new terminal at Sydney airport, I have been astonishingly impressed by Cambridge Council in WA and what they have done to a similar facility – Bold Park Pool.  The design is a magnificent example of keeping the natural beauty while adding a human exercise facility. Hats off to all involved. The shade shelter is clever but simple, the aesthetic is perfect with a tree in pool forecourt and timber exteriors. The open sides give the new indoor pools a dappled feel like a billabong. The foyer is spacious and doubles as a café and pool shop, the vertical garden feature wall brings the outside feel inside. And of course there is ample car-parking directly out front of the pool. Why couldn’t Manly Council simply have extended the carpark, added another 50 metre pool and done a similar covered pool complex for the littlies classes? Who needs a gym? And the only reason we’d need a wellness centre is to recover from the shock and horror of the building that contains a wellness centre and the trauma of reaching there without being maimed or killed on a busy road.

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Before It Breaks – Canberra Times

…a beautifully written

tale that follows the investigation into the

murder of a former German policeman at

a remote waterhole …

convincing characterisations with an

intelligent plot, touches of humour and

some vivid descriptions of Broome and its




My double album Correct Planet – a combination of the 1979 Correct Weight (Joey Black, Wimbledon, Cabaretta, Spooks in the Dark et al) and the 1981 This Is My Planet (Car Park, Kookaburra Girl, Buried in my own Back Yard plus extra tracks) will soon be available in album and individual track format on digital download. For those who prefer a hard copy you can order via Tictail, CD Baby or buy at good shops like Redye (Sydney) and Dada (Perth).

Some damn fine music. Tracks like Million Miles From Home and North of the Equator were planned on the living room floor of the North Hollywood apartment of the late and legendary Kim Fowley who brought us everything from Alley Oop to the Runaways.

Refugee Song and Joey Black are as relevant today as they were 36 years ago. “And your pleas can’t squeeze into conversations by the fire, of the well fed Friday night crew who will argue who should play full back” Refugee Song.

“These streets aren’t safe for violence any more, they stink of lawyer’s dope that’s hidden in the floor” Joey Black .

All proceeds will go to my next album currently in slow progress. Correct_Planet_cover.