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on January 3, 2017. Posted in General News, Gigs, Press & Media, Uncategorized

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In a very special celebration of his 20th year in the Australian music industry, multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, takes us on a personal journey back through the triumphs and disappointments of a diverse career that has seen him embrace the Australian Country Music, Musical Theatre and Television industries with aplomb.

From humble beginnings by the ‘Bidgee river in his beloved hometown of Wagga Wagga, to selling out The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with Peace Train, his critically acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens, throw in some regular appearances on TV, including Channel 7′s All Saints and currently as a presenter on Sydney Weekender and it is undeniable that Darren has forged a unique and diverse career worthy of reflection and celebration.

“I’ve been truly blessed in my career to have had the opportunity to experience many varied aspects of the entertainment industry. I have worked with and learned from the best in Australia and I can’t wait to reminisce a little and share my personal journey with our audiences on this tour as well as introduce some songs from my new album, THE WIDE HORIZON. This show is more than a nostalgic trip down memory lane for me, it is a chance to say thank you to my audience, family and friends, who have supported me over these past 20 years on this incredible ride.” Said Darren.

Darren’s professional career kicked off in 1995 when he won the inaugural Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year on Norfolk Island. He then went on to take out the prestigious Toyota Star Maker Quest in 1996, charting a course as a successful recording artist within the Australian Country Music Industry which to date has seen him win two Golden Guitar awards and release four acclaimed albums.

Show casing songs from his award winning albums Hometown, Balancing Act & War Stories as well as highlights from the various musicals he has starred in including Grease, Happy Days, Shout and of course a selection of songs from his hugely successful show Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story, Darren Coggan – The ‘Bidgee to the Big Smoke, promises to be an entertaining journey along the road less travelled.

It was the boy from Wagga Wagga, Darren Coggan, who emerged as the evening’s king of hearts. Coggan has a fresh, powerful, expressive voice, and whether it was ‘Back In My Hometown’ or ‘I Got Plenty of Nuthin’, he just oozed style.”

“Darren Coggan has arrived! A big talent that we are so proud of.”

“Coggan’s musical story-telling is outstanding, as is his singing and playing.”