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Darren Hayes [Singer]

Starting off his career in the Super Boy Band “Savage Garden”, Darren Hayes has seen off his fair amount of Female Fans through the past decade. In this pictorial profile shows exactly what talent Darren has when it comes to both boyish looks and charm. Enjoy.

Darren Hayes

Date of Birth

8 May 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Birth Name

Darren Stanley Hayes





5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Mini Biography

Darren Stanley Hayes pursued drama and music in high school (Mabel Park State High School in Brisbane, Australia), but turned down the opportunity to pursue post-secondary drama school due to the fact his girlfriend at the time was not accepted into the programme. He went on to attend University of Queensland in Australia – first studying journalism, and then switching to education.

After answering an ad placed by Daniel Jones in a local newspaper for a singer, Darren & Daniel began what later became their record breaking career as pop duo “Savage Garden”.

Following the break-up of Savage Garden, Darren went on to create two solo albums “Spin” (2002 Sony) and “The Tension and The Spark” (2004 Sony) – which included singles such as “Insatiable”, Strange Relationship”, “Crush (1980 Me)”, and “Popular”.

Darren, who spent 7 years in San Francisco, now resides in London, England where he is recording his third solo album due for release in early 2006.

In November 2005 Sony Music released the much anticipated Savage Garden greatest hits album “Truly Madly Completely” which contains all the well-known Savage Garden hits as well as some rare B-sides.


Richard Cullen (2005 – present)

Colby Hayes Taylor (1994 – 2000) (divorced)


His father, Robert, is a merchant seaman and his mother, Judy, is a nurse.

Has two siblings: an older sister, Tracey, and an older brother, Peter.

Attended the University of Queensland.

Deferred his university studies in Teaching at the University of Queensland to pursue music.

Enjoys reading, especially Ann Rice’s vampire novels (which is where the name “Savage Garden” came from).

Collects Star Wars memorabilia.

Worked as an early education teacher while waiting for Savage Garden’s first album to be released.

Was a vegetarian for 7 years, but currently eats meat.

Leonie Messer was his personal assistant during the “Affirmation” promo & tour. She later went on to be his manager. Sharon Millington replaced Leonie as PA and personal trainer. With Darren she did boxing, weight training, circuit and yoga. Darren does yoga each day while on tour and prior to shows. Lana Penrose is Darren’s current PA.

Is currently managed by Leonie Messer & Wendy Laister. Leonie started out as the publicist for Savage Garden, went on to be Darren & Daniel’s PA, and when Darren went solo, became his manager. She joined forces with Wendy after the birth of her child in July 2003.

Registered his civil partnership with Richard Cullen on 19 June 2006, in the UK.

A fan of Prince, especially the album “Sign O’ The Times”.

Personal Quotes

Today I consider this record to be possibly my favourite record of all time. It’s a double album and contains all of the experimentation and lack of focus that a good double record should. (On “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac)

The perfect balance of earnest sincerity and sarcastic megalomania. (On the album “Achtung Baby” by U2)

This man has been such an inspiration to me in my career. His voice and his ability to cut me down with his lyrics is just astounding. (On Peter Gabriel)

Where Are They Now

(March 2002) Now resides in San Francisco where he just released his first solo album, “Spin”, March 19, 2002.

(March 2003) San Francisco, USA

(April 2004) working on releasing his new solo album “The Tension and the Spark”

(June 2004) Filmed the music video for his single “POPular” in London, England guerrilla style in locations such as the London Undergound, Madam Tussauds and Oxford Street. His second solo album, The Tension and the Spark, was released in September 2004.

(September 2005) Filmed the new video for single “So Beautiful” in California. “So Beautiful” was released in October 2005 and features on the new Savage Garden greatest hits collection “Truly Madly Completely”

(May 2007) Went to Los Angeles to film the music video for his first single “On the Verge of Something Wonderful” off the upcoming album “This Delicate Thing We’ve Made.” The double album will be released worldwide on August 20, 2007 on his own independent record label, Powdered Sugar.

© The M. Celebrity 2012/ The [MKDS] Network 2012

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