PEACE TRAIN – a tribute to Cat Stevens
“Intimate & Acoustic, Encore Performance”
Starring Darren Coggan
Due to overwhelming demand following the national tour of Peace Train in 2014, Darren Coggan will return for a very special encore performance of his critically acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens.
Peace Train – a tribute to Cat Stevens “Intimate & Acoustic”, starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; A journey back in time to the well of inspiration, recreating Cat’s timeless songs as they were originally written – on an acoustic guitar and piano, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.
Hear twenty-four hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia’s most exciting artists. From Moonshadow, to Morning Has Broken, Wild World, Father & Son, First Cut Is The Deepest, Hard Headed Woman and Peace Train, Darren Coggan traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.
“Darren Coggan seamlessly weaves the Cat Stevens story in song and speech in what ends with a standing ovation.”
Sunday Herald Sun
“Coggan sounds amazingly like Stevens. He has the timbre, the inflections and the feel of Cat’s music. The combination of Coggan’s affable persona, the intriguing story and the amazing catalogue of songs adds up to a winner.”
The Daily Telegraph
“From the opening chords of Moonshadow, Darren Coggan had an attentive audience of 50-somethings melting in his hands. As the show reached its crescendo the cheering grew louder and the crowd was left wanting more.”
“Coggan has found a quality of voice which is so close to the original that you would think it is Cat Stevens himself. The commitment from the writer is not just to the music, but to the message. The result is an exciting concert and a dramatic narrative with a worthwhile theme.”