Darren Coggan - Poems, Prayers & Promises of John Denver
20 Apr 2022 - Capitol Theatre
Presented by Cognoscenti Entertainment & The Harbour Agency
Celebrate and Relive the voice of a generation
Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots with The Poems, Prayers & Promises of John Denver, delivering the vocal authenticity of one of the most passionate performers of all time.
It is often said that what Sinatra was to the 40’s, Elvis was to the 50’s and The Beatles were to the
60’s, John Denver was to the 70’s. With a voice full of Colorado sunshine, he melted the borders between folk, pop and country music, offering a warm, welcoming vision of what the 70’s could encompass.
In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind songs that the whole world sang along with, such universal anthems as Take Me Home Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, Annie's Song, Perhaps Love, Thank God I’m A Country Boy, Calypso, Leaving On A Jet Plane and many more.
“John Denver has always been an inspiration to me, from a very early age, he was the reason I wanted to be a country singer. There is a spirit in his music that resonates with me to this day. He spoke for the environment before it was popular and his songs offer us a vision of living life in harmony with nature and those close to us.” Reflected Darren.
After a smooth take-off, under ideal flying conditions On October 12, 1997, John Denver, at the age of 53, mysteriously lost control of his aircraft and plummeted to his death, bringing a startling and tragic end to his incredible legacy.
Re-live the voice of a generation, in a celebration of one of the most inspiring and prolific singer songwriters of our time, remarkably re-created live, by Darren Coggan.
“Coggan has a fresh, powerful, expressive voice, and he just oozed style.” THE AUSTRALIAN
“Coggan’s musical story-telling is outstanding, as is his singing and playing." SUNDAY HERALD SUN