The Dames are Clare Moore on
drums, songs and vocals and Kaye-Louise Patterson on keys, songs and
vocals. Rosie Westbrook played bass.
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 first lineup of 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
Joss Whedons tv show, "ANGEL". She plays drums,
keys and vibes on the album.
On "Eve" ( a tribute to the female character from the tv show "IRONSIDE"),
"the Groosalugg" and "junktime" she plays every instrument.
Kaye Louise Patterson also writes songs for the DAMES.
Her background includes playing with Jeff Williams as part of Acuffs
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
was 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”.
Two of her songs. "5468" and "Dudley" are instrumental tracks.
A video for the song "ALL MINE" has been filmed by film makers Donna
McRae (JOHNNY GHOST) and Michale Vale (le chien
que fume) . The film makers devised a set inspired partly by noir film
and partly by surrealist photographs.