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Update from HKHQ: Competition for Dublin show and Sept/Oct dates for US coming this week
And a warm hello from HKHQ!! We will have lots of news for you this week, including a BIG COMPETITION for a GOLDEN TICKET for our show in Dublin's...
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Darren and the lads are about to take a short break before the summer shows and festivals. We have been busy pulling together a round up of all the recent news and will send out the latestofficial Darren Holden newsletter later this evening. Click the link to subscribe. Your confirmation will give you a link to the latest issue so don't worry if you are too late!
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Chicago, its been a blast. Thank you so much for the massive welcome to your fantastic city. We are coming back in October. Check out tour dates on our official site.
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Derry. As always, thanks so much for an incredible night at the Millennium Forum.
Never fails to move me. You guys are the best!!
Thank you so much for the reaction to "Town I Loved so Well". It's your song. Thanks for letting me borrow it.
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Very sorry to hear that one of the greatest record label men in the business, Bruce Lundvall has passed away.
I invited Bruce to see me perform lead vocals in Riverdance on Broadway in 2001, in the hopes of him signing me to EMI Manhattan Records. He told me afterwards that the time wasn't right for what I wanted to do, but that he'd keep an eye on my career.
7 years later, as I sat in the EMI building in New York with The High Kings, about to launch our first album with the label, Bruce walked up to me, shook my hand, and with a wink said "Better late than never eh?"
Pure class. Old school.
He will be sadly missed.
RIP.
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Big week of HK recording kicks off.
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From the Archives: Darren performing as lead vocalist in The National Dance Company of Ireland's 1999 production of Rhythm of the Dance with leading female vocalist Margaret Fitzgerald
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Darren performing a solo show in Tokyo during the Movin' Out tour in 2006.
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After a 7 hour flight, and an hour in the gym, I am ready for a 90 minute concert on a very sunny Chicago evening!
Just need someone to wake me up. Zzzzzzzz.....
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Day 2 recording.
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Day 2 of pre production for some new HK material underway.
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  • The High Kings
    Vocalist/Musician, 2007 - present
  • Movin' Out
    Lead vocalist/Pianoman, 2003 - 2007
    Performed over 1500 shows of as the Pianoman in the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin' Out on Broadway and tours of the US, Canada and Japan.
  • Riverdance
    Lead vocalist, 2000 - 2003
    Performed as lead vocalist in Riverdance on Broadway and tours of the US.
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Singer/Songwriter and musician, currently a member of Ireland's top folk group The High Kings
Introduction
Darren is a prolific songwriter with exceptional vocal talents. His early solo career saw him support many artists. He's had top ten hits in Ireland, and released 3 solo albums. His second, Live & Learn, had 3 top 30 US airplay hits seeing him nominated as Best Country Male Artist. The latest album Roadworks has a fine blend of ballads with rockier songs. Darren starred on Broadway, extensively touring the US, playing both the lead vocalist in Riverdance, and the lead vocalist/pianist in the Billy Joel musical Movin Out. He’s done more than 500 American Primetime TV appearances. He has regularly performed with The New York State of Mind band featuring The Billy Joel band with Darren on piano and lead vocals. His rendition of the US National Anthem made him a popular choice for sports events and he’s performed for an estimated 1.5 million people. He’s also performed for President and Mrs. Bush, and other dignitaries. In June 2007, Darren joined The High Kings. Their debut album and live DVD were very successful both sides of the Atlantic, achieving platinum status in Ireland. They released their second album, Memory Lane in February 2010 which also went platinum.

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Worked on Broadway and on US national tours both as lead vocalist in Riverdance and lead 'Pianoman' on the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin' Out. Performed twice at the Whitehouse at the invitation of two different presidents. The first as a solo performer at the 2004 Christmas Pageant for President and Mrs Bush. The second time at the personal invitation of President Obama with The High Kings as part of the 2012 official St Patrick's Day reception.
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New York - Dublin - Kilkenny