From Darren Hayes today: John Woodruff, the Australian music entrepreneur who first discovered and signed Savage Garden, recently sold his catalogue which encompasses the two Savage Garden albums and my first two Sony solo albums, exclusively to Sony Music Australia. My full statement here: "I will forever be indebted to John Woodruff who, in 1995, was the only ‘yes’ underneath a room full of rejection letters. He plucked us from obscurity and believed in us without any outside interference. His dedication to the idea of what we could be, catapulted us all the from the suburbs of Brisbane Australia to the overwhelming madness of New York's Madison Avenue and the hallowed halls of Columbia Records. That impossible journey proufoundly changed all of our lives for the better. There’s a poetic justice knowing that our master recordings have now returned home, humbly, under the guardianship of another Brisbane music industry legend, Denis Handlin. The full circle-ness feels right and I’m incredibly grateful to John for taking us home, and to Dennis and all at Sony Music Australia for their respect for our catalogue." - Darren Hayes Full article here: https://themusicnetwork.com/sony-music-just-acquired-the-chart-topping-savage-garden-catalogue/?utm_campaign=The%20Music%20Network&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter&fbclid=IwAR2Ae5NkVdosK2tM3uOCiybUOBpnOMGlATErocf5W31lKgAatjf4MW3URuo
FROM Darren Hayes "Brooklyn singer-songwriter YOKE LORE (Adrian Galvin) paid tribute to Savage Garden's 'Truly Madly Deeply' when Spotify asked him to record a cover song. In this audio interview, he describes how he came to the decision. It's a heartfelt, emotional glimpse inside what the song meant to him and incredibly true to what I hoped folks might feel when I originally sat down to write. What Adrian doesn't realize, is that him singing this song, was a gift to me, to my own sense of self as a man, a songwriter and a human. It's a rare chance for me to feel the song the way he heard it, and have an idea of some of the reactions it evoked in strangers when they heard it the first time. Something I've never been able to comprehend until now. It's my favorite cover of this song ever, and honestly, I will be doing this arrangement one day. It makes me cry. I'm so, so grateful. And such a huge fan. "Yoke Lore talks Savage Garden “Truly Madly Deeply”
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16! If you're in Los Angeles - Darren Hayes is a guest performer at The Groundlings Main Stage comedy improv show The Gale. This all live, all improvised and all LGBTQ show is full of some of the funniest comedians working in LA today and Darren can't believe he's been invited to play! TICKETS BELOW!!
'I recorded the vocal for this song the day Michael Jackson died. I can still hear my emotional reaction embedded in the recording. Grant Marshall directed, Savage Garden choreographer Claire Marshall choreographed and my husband, Richard, edited and did post production. Still one of my favorite experiences in my career' - Darren Hayes
From Darren Hayes - You may want to 'like' the page in this post. I've recorded a new version of my favorite ever Prince song and it's going to be on this free tribute album. It's such an honor to pay respect to a man who is a genius and who shaped my career so much. Even more of an honor to be on a record with members of the NPG including the extraordinary Elisa Fiorillo Dease who I was so fortunate to tour with back in my #SavageGarden days. This is all for love.
AUSSIES! The first concert I ever saw was Alison Moyet at the Brisbane Festival Hall, 1987. She blew my mind and has ever since. Alison is touring Australia for the first time in 30 years. It's a MUST SEE show. I saw her in Los Angeles and it was a very emotional full circle moment for me. If you want to see the woman who first inspired me - one of the most extraordinary voices of our generation, this is your (possibly last?) chance. GO! - Darren
Hey folks - Darren here. I've been busy writing a musical but in the meantime I have a weekly movie podcast you might like. We talk honestly about films we've paid to see each week but there's also a ton of personal stories and fun anecdotes about what I've been up to these days. Check it out if you're interested! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/we-paid-to-see-this/id1123402739?mt=2
Hey - it's Darren Hayes - (that felt weird typing my entire name but Facebook made me do it!). I wanted to say hello and to let you know I've been busy writing a musical but in the meantime I host a regular movie podcast called We Paid To See This and I wanted to share the iTunes link if you wanted to check it out! It's free and a fun release for me while I'm working on secret stuff. Much love to you!