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Darren Coggan
Jenolan Caves Trust
October 2006
The Jenolan Caves Trust in association with Cognoscenti Entertainment Pty Ltd is pleased to present a unique concert experience that will become a ‘must do’ event on the Country Music calendar.

Award winning performer, Darren Coggan presented two intimate and acoustic concerts in the magical surrounds of the ‘Cathedral cave’ at Jenolan on Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10, 2006.

Toyota Star Maker winner, Darren was awarded his first Golden Guitar at ‘The Toyota Country Music Awards of Australia’ in 2001. In 2003, he released his second album, "Balancing Act", for which he was awarded ‘Australian Independent Male Vocalist of the Year’. His career has seen him star in the mega musicals ‘Happy Days’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Shout’, as well as making several guest appearances on the award winning Channel 7 drama ‘All Saints’.

“The Jenolan Caves are perhaps the most spectacular limestone caves in the world and the concerts, which will have a Christmas feel to them, will be a very special experience for all involved. The natural acoustics are awesome and the setting just couldn’t be more beautiful for a concert,” said Darren.

These two concerts will be the first in a series of concerts that Darren and Jenolan Caves will present over the next twelve months. ‘Coggan’s Country In The Caves’ will be a regular fixture on the calendar at Jenolan in 2007.

“There will be a different performer showcased in each concert, in the same intimate, acoustic setting. I am fortunate enough to be the first in this series of exciting and unique shows.”

Tickets for the concerts are Adults $45, Child/Concession $25, which includes a tour of the caves. Seats are strictly limited so make sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

For ticket sales and further information contact the Jenolan Caves ticket office on (02) 6359 3311 or reception@jenolancaves.org.au 


Darren Coggan is the proud dad of a new baby daughter called Olivia.. 
Congratulations!! from Tamworth Ragepage Darren.
“The Bush Dance” is the third single lifted from Darren Coggan’s outstanding album “Balancing Act” and features the diverse talents of Dobe Newton, founding member of legendary Australian band “The Bushwackers”.

Produced by 2002 CMAA record producer of the year, Nash Chambers, "Balancing Act" contains twelve powerful new songs that are bold, spirited and passionate.

“I have had so much fun recording and performing this song.” Commented Darren, “I spent many a Saturday night as a young boy kicking up my heels at the local Bush Dances in old halls around Wagga Wagga. An innocent yet exhausting night of fun and laughter. This song is a tribute to all the great Bush Bands in Australia. Bands like “The Tin Shed Rattlers” and indeed the mighty “Bushwackers”. To have Dobe Newton, from the “Bushwackers”, perform with me on this track was just awesome. He was the perfect ingredient to this rollicking, jolly old tune.”

1996 Toyota Star Maker, Darren was awarded a Golden Guitar for 'Vocal Collaboration of the Year' at the 2001 Australian Country Music Awards. This same year he was also inducted into the 'Country Music Hands Of Fame', established by 'The Australian Country Music Foundation' to recognize outstanding contributions to the music industry. Most recently he was named ‘Australian Independent Male Vocalist Of The Year, 2003’ and awarded the ‘Centenary Medal’ for ‘Services to Australian Society through Country Music’.

Released to radio on NFS #86, country singles.

For further information on Darren Coggan:
The Neil Clugston Organisation P/L (NCO)
Ph: 61-2-95523277 Fx: 61-2-95523713
info@nco.com.au  Web www.darrencoggan.com

Roxanne Brown
PH: 07 3276 2321 FAX: 07 3279 7931
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