Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller with a knack of weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. Country boy, born and bred, Darren grew up in his beloved hometown of Wagga Wagga and picked up a love for music at an early age. He has been awarded two Golden Guitars at the Country Music Awards of Australia and has performed in a number of touring musicals and productions around the country, as well as releasing four albums.
His new album offering The Wide Horizon encapsulates Darren at his very best, a spirited ride through a landscape that is uniquely Australian and unmistakably, Darren Coggan. This new collection of songs dominated the 2017 Australian Independent Country Music Awards taking home three coveted awards; Single Of The Year, Male Vocalist Of The Year and the big one, Album Of The Year.
Darren’s critically acclaimed production, Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story, has inspired audiences in the most prestigious theatres around the world, including sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. In September 2017, Darren performed Peace Train to standing ovations across the United Kingdom on 18 of the world’s grandest stages, including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic & Manchester Bridgewater Hall.
Darren is very excited to form part of the Sydney Weekender team and has a real passion for NSW, particularly its rural areas.
What place or image best sums up NSW for you?
“The mighty Murrumbidgee River, meandering free, providing a rich source of sustenance, a sense of place, comfort, hope, home.”