About Darren Percival
Darren Percival has achieved an outstanding reputation in Australia as an accomplished entertainer, recording artist, musician, vocal coach and singer with natural talent, imagination and skill. His voice is warm and powerful and he consistently delivers astonishing performances in a variety of different settings. Audiences everywhere are mesmerised by his stage presence, his music and his charm.
25 years ago, in the middle of his artistically inspired high school days, Darren studied piano, singing and acting at a performing arts centre in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. By the time he had graduated in 1989, Australian jazz icon James Morrison had discovered Darren, and they began a decade of musical adventures.
Throughout his career, Darren's voice has featured on numerous musical recordings, jingles and voice-overs. He released several solo albums of original music, toured as a backing vocalist and is credited on many albums by well known Australian artists. He gained a reputation as a dynamic solo vocal looping artist on the festival circuit in 2004 as Mr.Percival, with his shows Out of the Loop and Microphones.
These days, Darren is best known to audiences around the country for his soul-stirring performances on the first season of The Voice Australia, where he was coached by Keith Urban and became the 2012 runner-up. His album Happy Home debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and Darren went on to sell out his national tour. Happy Home was followed by 2013's A Tribute to Ray Charles and 2014's Lovelife.
Darren and his wife Amanda live with their two young children in Coolum on the Sunshine Coach, and his love for cooking, painting and swimming continues to inspire him. Currently writing and recording his own music while touring with his band, Darren has also created singing programs for children and adults in an endeavour to change the way people think about being in a choir. Few artists paint with sound - Darren Percival is art for the ears...