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. His new album offering The Wide Horizonencapsulates Darren at his very best, a spirited ride through a landscape that is uniquely Australian and unmistakably, Darren Coggan.
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. In January 2001 Darren was awarded his first Golden Guitar at the Toyota Country Music Awards of Australia.
Darren was awarded ‘Male Artist of the Year’ for consecutive years at the Australian Celtic Music Awards in 2016 and 2017 and most recently his new album 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.’
“Really looking forwards to returning to Boyup Brook and performing at the festival again. I have a new album to play, new stories, new songs as well as some favourites that everyone will know and sing along with. It’s going to be a fabulous weekend!”
- Darren Coggan