Pirates, Parrots & a Pencil Thin Moustache
Toyota Star Maker Single
“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
2006 - Moonshadows - A magical 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.