WHET Darren Hayes? (Savage Garden)
He’s really sexy and still going strong, but we haven’t ever really discussed him in-depth.
Like his music? (I love his solos, especially ‘Darkness’ and ‘Step Into The Light’) Ever met him? (Is he as hot off-camera?) Anyone know how he handled being one of the earliest out Gays in pop? Heard of any Diva tendencies? What is he doing now, with his husband and his sizeable back catalogue?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Monday at 3:52 AM|
Doing comedy podcasts now with his partner
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/17/2018|
This video still makes me cringe.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/17/2018|
He's a delight. The podcast is a side interest. At the moment he's living in California with his husband Richard, and has been writing an original musical (not a jukebox hits thing) for the last two years.
That video was meant to be a cringefest.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/17/2018|
r3 Thanks, Darren. Is that podcast any good?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/17/2018|
His cover of Dress You Up sounds better than Madonna or Darren Criss.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/17/2018|
Sorry to disappoint, R4 I'm just an acquaintance in the UK. I'm not really a podcast fan, so you'll have to ask someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/17/2018|
His relationship with Daniel (Jones) was just so tragic. They were so good together.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/17/2018|
I love his voice. It’s very sensual and has an androgynous quality that’s appealing. He should be way way bigger than he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/17/2018|
So he still dyes his hair darker eh, R8...
He is a natural blond like many Aussie men, and looks like a totally different person when golden. A dark dyejob makes him look more feminine and vulnerable somehow, but also much more striking (due to contrast) which helps in performing arts.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/19/2018|
R8: Is he depressed? Why is he taking such pictures? He looks tired and unkempt. Darren can look better than this. He needs to get some rest and comb his hair, find some good clothes. It's not as if he lacks the financial means.
R9: Maybe he would be if he made more of an effort with his appearance. He's a very fine singer-songwriter.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/13/2018|
His album a few years ago “Secret Codes and Battleships” is really good.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/13/2018|
I really like his SG and solo music. I’ve folleed his career for many years.
He does a movie review podcast called “We paid to see this.” He’s a huge Star Wars fan.
At one point he talked about launching a stand-up comedy career and an acting career. But I don’t know if he’s doing much more than the podcasts these days.
He has the tea on all of the Sony people who tried to destroy George Michael.... he went through the same ringer with those people,
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/13/2018|
You can find a bunch of his covers of Prince songs on YouTube. My favorite is his version of “Eye Wish U Heaven”
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/13/2018|
No ones cares if you don't like it, r12. It's DL tradition and here to stay.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/13/2018|
Two scandals come to mind:
He was sent up on charges in the UK for racism.
Comedian Simon Amstell publicly outed him and Darren asked him what his problem was and asked him if he wanted him to fuck him in the ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/13/2018|
He doesn’t seem too keen on Australia. Was the press and/or fandom tough on him down under?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/13/2018|
[quote]He was sent up on charges in the UK for racism.
He accepted a section 5 caution for Disorderly Conduct (an official telling off) after getting into a slightly-drunk shouting match with a doorman. The police couldn't find a single witness who heard a racist remark. The doorman was out to make a bit of cash.
The criticism of Australia is because (until the recent change in the law) it didn't accept the legality of his marriage. So, his husband had to travel on a visitors visa, go through different customs checks and would not be recognised as a next of kin if anything happened while they were there.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/14/2018|
Is the husband a Yank? I thought he was an Aussie.
I love Kath and Kim but they made a pretty nasty homophobic joke about him. The show makes fun of everyone but still.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/14/2018|
He wasn’t exactly “out”.
He was married to a woman and closeted at the time Savage Garden came to prominence.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/14/2018|
It’s very difficult to believe that anyone bought him as straight-married back in the 90s, yet they did.
I suppose he got away with it because a fashion for men in pop then was a femme flamboyance in dress.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/15/2018|
The cherry cola song was catchy but that treacly, twee "Stand with you on a mountain" song makes me cringe.
Are these duds still performing?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/15/2018|
R11 He is depressed because his career has stopped and he'll be 50 soon.
He has some residual guilt about betraying his wife, and also his singing partner.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/15/2018|
I thought he split with his wife very amicably. He says they’re still friends and always were, and they parted ways early in both their lives so it isn’t as if he wasted decades of her youth & fertility.
Daniel seems happy in his own career and marriage now, too. If Darren is depressed about anything it’s probably just the usual boring angst everyone has about growing older (which is harder in Arts & Ents).
Maybe he needs something new to talk about in his music, which in turn would beget a new gimmick. That is, if he still wants to be a performer anymore, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/15/2018|
What was the deal with Daniel and Darren? I heard they lived together in LA (in a one room hotel room) while waiting for their record deal to come through. I can believe Darren was madly (truly and deeply) in love with the straight Daniel and it caused Darren heartache. A lot of their songs come through with that kind of angst. Absolutely tragic they don't communicate as they are both in the States now.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/15/2018|
I only heard grapevine rumors that they had a sexual relationship sometime in ‘97-98 that turned sour, because Daniel only thought of it as “road head” and friendly DL experimentation while Darren fell in love. It is a tragic story, and one many of us can relate to sadly.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/18/2018|
Darren could have done better than Daniel lookswise, so lord knows why he was pining.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/23/2018|
Bump for the Garden.
Anyone ever see them live? I always wanted to, but never got the chance before they disbanded.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/24/2018|
D x D definitely emanated bf-vibes in some of the early promo pics...
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/02/2018|
Baiting, dating, or just platonic twin-flaming?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/02/2018|
Suggestive EP covers probably didn't help matters...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/02/2018|
the Spotify ID picture they chose for Savage Garden is SO SAD. just Darren and Dan smiling at each other :(
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/02/2018|
That ultra cheesy song by him, "so beautiful " is one of my guilty pleasures.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/02/2018|
His solo stuff is crap. The other sexy guy in Savage Garden was responsible for their success.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/02/2018|
Anyone know when his depression started?
The way he talks about it implies that a correlation with Daniel breaking up with him...
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/04/2018|
Isn’t his partner older and unattractive ?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/04/2018|
R36 The duo stuff is mere pop
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/04/2018|
Some of his solo material sounds like it belongs in a musical or on someone else's album. It's good but the narrative voice is not "him", sometimes.
Wonder if he writes for other people?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/04/2018|
R42 His solo not too poppy. A good thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/04/2018|
Love it! Fabulously cute and untalented!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/04/2018|
Given the homophobic shove he got from much of the English-speaking media after coming out (go to certain archives like ONTD! and look for the decade-old articles in his tag, you’ll see what) I’m surprised he ever attempted a comeback at all, let alone a relatively successful and positive one. Good for him; I probably would have said “stuff it” and gone into house development with my piece a la Jeremy Renner.
I still rmemember how he almost got viciously outed on British fluff telly show POPWORLD, by Channel 4 presenter & comedian Simon Amstell (best known for the quiz show NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS) who was Out himself already. The actual explicit admission and the confrontation they had about it was filmed but never made it to air, but can tell something went down by the sexuality digs littered throughout and by the end of interview where there’s a weird conspicuous edit and tense grimacing. Awkward.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/05/2018|
I wanna hear this musical he’s working on. Are musicals even a thing Down Under?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/12/2018|
[Quote] Are musicals even a thing Down Under?
Is that a serious question?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/12/2018|
Apparently he’s a top, which I can’t get my head around because he’s so tiny.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Monday at 3:52 AM|