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Thanks to a lovely audience in Aalborg tonight. As always...loving Denmark.
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The High Kings performing Town I Loved So Well at London's Jazz Café.
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A little Easter treat! On Wednesday ahead of their Robin 2 show, the High Kings dropped in to WCR FM and chatted with Helen Cash. They also performed a beautiful in studio version of Parting Glass. Here it is to listen and download with our compliments!
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Finbarr Clancy and I on the front page of "The Corkman" newspaper this week, with the story of a very special tour opening show recently.
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The Town I Loved So Well Cologne
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The High Kings perform The Parting Glass at the Jazz Café in London.
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Irish Voice article for the High Kings show at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC last month.
High Kings play the hits at the McKittrick Hotel.
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As the High Kings prepare to take to the stage at London's Jazz Café tonight, there is still time to catch them in Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Manchester before their UK tour comes to a close on Saturday!
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Morning update from HK HQ
"Good morning all and today is the day when we say LONDON CALLING!! The Jazz Cafe on Parkway is our venue tonight - PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER STAGE TIME OF 730PM - we can't wait to take the stage at this legendary venue, especially when we are still buzzing from the amazing audience last night in The Stables in Milton Keynes - London, please bring your singing voices with you, we will bring the sunshine!!"
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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