DARREN HAYES, the former Savage Garden frontman and now successful solo artist, has been responsible for over 26 million album sales worldwide including two U.S No. 1 hits. He’s now just announced a UK tour later this year to coincide with the release of his new album Secret Codes And Battleships and will be performing at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October.
His effervescent single ‘Talk Talk Talk’, is currently exploding onto UK and Aussie radio and says his soon to be released album is about “holding on to love as everyone around you is breaking up. But it’s also about holding on to hope when you’ve lost direction”.
Secret Codes And Battleships was recorded in Stockholm, Los Angeles, Sydney and Darren’s home studio in London. He’s collaborated with Swedish writer/producer Carl Falk (Nicole Sherzinger/The Wanted); writers Steve Robson (Taylor Swift/Leona Lewis) and Phil Thornalley (Pixie Lott/Natalie Imbruglia), plus Australia-based, long-term collaborators Justin Shave (Fatboy Slim) and Robert Conley (Amy Meredith). There are reunions with both the multi Grammy Award winning maestro Walter Afanasieff, who produced Savage Garden’s Affirmation album and Darren’s Spin, and Rex Goh, Savage Garden’s long-term guitarist. The album was mixed by Robert Orton (Lady Gaga) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.
To add to all of this, his massive Savage Garden hit ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ has just been announced by U.S Billboard Magazine as the No.1 Adult Contemporary song of all time – ahead of hits by the likes of Elton John and the Bee Gees.
Hayes will be showcasing both new material and performing hits from his catalogue on the tour.