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The Wide Horizon

THE NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
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Live at the Gympie Muster

2012
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Pirates, Parrots & a Pencil Thin Moustache

2012
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Peace Train

2009
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Awards Buy Now

2009
Golden Guitar 2009 "Heritage Song of the Year"

War Stories

2008
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Awards Buy Now

2003
Male Vocalist of the Year. Independent Country Music Awards

Balancing Act

2002
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Awards Buy Now

2016
Male Artist Of The Year, 'Silence & Me', Australian Celtic Music Awards


Hometown

1997
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Toyota Star Maker Single

1996

March 19, 2017

Darren Coggan is not only one of our finest country music artists, he is also an amazingly diverse entertainer. His War Stories album and stage show was one of the most amazing contributions that I have seen or heard in this country. He has starred as Richie Cunningham in a Happy Days theatre production and his Peace Train – Cat Stevens’ Show has toured the country and has become a sellout programme in Australia. He is now taking the show to the U.K. Add to all of that, his shows with Michael Fix and his show in Tamworth this year which attracted amazing reviews, then you have one hell of a package.

This album is long awaited. It has been a while between albums and this album is as diverse as his career has been. Very few musicians in Australia can equal Darren’s strength in all of the areas of entertainment that he ventures into. This album is a polished, beautifully produced example of how several genres can come together to make a gem. Darren Coggan never disappoints. His arms embrace a plethora of musical avenues but he never falls short of excellence. With his distinctive voice, insight, incredible messages and uniquely Australian perspective, this is another triumph.

COUNTRY AS – KAREN JOHNSON - COUNTRY AS

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

ALAN JONES 2GB

Darren Coggan’s ‘War Stories’ album is one of the best compilations of war songs I have heard. So much insight into the way things were. All Australian’s should hve a copy.

BOB ROGERS 2CH

“Darren Coggan has always had a knack of telling a fascinating and perceptive story in his songs and with War Stories he’s exceeded all his previous efforts. Darren has crafted and performed with great understanding, a swag of stories about Australians at war.”

Susan Jarvis - Country Music Capital News

“Darren’s debut album announces that Australian Country Music has a new star. It’s authentic country and Darren has a great expressive voice that belies his youth. Rating: four stars”

Jeff Jenkins - TV Week magazine

“Coggan’s debut CD is in an award winning league, mixing voice and lyrics to maximum effect. Rating: A”

Dennis Passa - Who Weekly Magazine

“Your version of the National Anthem was one of the best – if not the best! – I’ve heard in my long years of working in events. It was a cracker!”

Tony Pipe - Manager, Department of Premier and Cabinet

“Your performances at Australia Day were fantastic, and you brought something new to the National Anthem – not easy to do! It had a real Australia Country flavour to it, which was greatly appreciated by the crowd, and worked really well. Great to work with you again!”

John Foreman - Musical Director 2013 NSW Australia Day Luncheon

“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.”

Malcolm Gillies - The Australian

Collaborations & Appearances

1996 - The Dream Remains The Same & Lets Pretend (We're still in love tonight)
Toyota Starmaker Single

1997 - Hometown, Debut album ABC/EMI records

1998 - Lost in Space, Duet with Stephanie Grant on her album 'Deja Blue

1999 - Gershwin Country, Tribute album to George Gershwin, ABC/EMI records.

1999 - The Jelly Bean Team, Children’s album Warner Music.

1999 - Red Headed Woman, Single with Mitchell Shadlow, ABC/EMI records.

1999 - Happy Days, The Arena Mega Musical, World premier cast recording, Artistree/Sony Music

2000 - Show Me Heaven (single), Duet with "Carter & Carter" Crestway Music

2000 - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? (single), Awarded Golden Guitar for 'Vocal Collaboration Of The Year' 2001. Single with Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey & Felicity. ABC/Universal records

2002 - Balancing Act Awarded 2003 'Independant Male Vocalist Of The Year'

2003 - Busy Man Duet with Carter & Carter (single). Crestway Music

2009 - Peace Train - A tribute to Cat Stevens (Live Album)

2008 - Quambatook, Cast recording from John Williamson's Australian Folk Musical

2008 - War Stories, Awarded Golden Guitar for 'Heritage Song Of The Year' 2009

2008 - G'day It's Christmas Down Under, Holborne Australasia

2009 - Tangerine Sky, Benefit song for Vic Bushfire Appeal, Features Troy Cassar Daley, Tommy Emmanuel, Tamara Stewart, Peter Denahy, Anne Kirkpatrick, James Blundell.

2017 - THE WIDE HORIZON

2012 - DARREN COGGAN LIVE AT THE GYMPIE MUSTER