Friday, 28 October 2011

HK Heading For The UK!!!

The High Kings unfortunately had to cancel their scheduled Malvern Show due to an unforseen change in the Young Voices Tour schedule in Birmingham.

But UK fans needn't be disappointed, they are now thrilled to announce that they will be performing their show at The Norbury in South West London on 3rd December. Advanced tickets can be purchased from the venue at £15 and will also be available on the door for £17. Tel. +44 (020) 8679 0632

Darren and the lads are really excited to be joining the Young Voices UK tour, between their Irish Christmas Tour dates and in to the early part of 2012.

Young Voices is the world's largest organiser of school choirs and the High Kings will be performing with between 5000 and 8000 children in some of the UK's biggest arenas in Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and London.

Also performing will be 10 year old Connie Talbot who many will remember from the 2007 series of Britain's Got Talent when she blew Simon Cowell and everyone away singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, then aged 6. Her YouTube videos have collectively had over 360 million views worldwide.

Please note the the Young Voices concerts ARE NOT High Kings events and they will only be singing a few songs, and a Queen Finale, at each show.

This is predominantly a schools event with most tickets being sold to parents and families through schools. A limited amount of tickets have been made available to the venues to sell in response to enquiries from the public.

28 & 29 November, 1st December 2011
Young Voices Tour
LG Arena Birmingham

+44 (0) 8443 388000

5th, 6th & 7th December 2011
Young Voices Tour
Sheffield Arena, Sheffield Yorks

+44 (0) 1142 565656

23rd, 24th & 25th January 2012
Young Voices Tour
MEN Arena Manchester

+44 (0) 8448 478000

5th, 6th, 7th & 8th March 2012
Young Voices Tour
O2 Arena, London

+44 (0) 2884 633250

The school children of the UK won't be the only one's enjoying getting to perform with the High Kings. After the success of last year's concerts, the High kings are thrilled to once again be performing with Ireland's school choirs at the series of Hallelujah Concerts at Dublin's RDS from the 10th - 13th December.

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 Watch them performing at last year's RDS concerts

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 New Official HK Website

The High Kings have just launched a brand new look Official website. Check it out and drop by and let them know what you think

That's all the news for now, we'll be back with more just as soon as we have it.

Thanks for your continued support

Darren and the DH Team

Monday, 24 October 2011

Darren & Brian Dunphy 'High' on 4FM

Darren and Brian were in the studios of 4FM chatting and performing on the Guaranteed Irish show to promote the forthcoming High Kings Irish Winter Tour. They did a great interview, talking about the tour and their forthcoming Young Voices tour in the UK. They performed a medley of their big ballads from the show, Town I Loved So Well and Rare Old Times as well as Leaving of Liverpool.

But, these weren't the only treats they had in store. They also gave as a wonderful first ever performance of their own Holden/Dunphy composition 'High' as a taster of the original music they have been working on for the new show. The song got a huge reaction both in the studio and with the fans online.

You can listen to the full half hour interview and performances, including the new song, on the  latest news page of Darren's Official Website. 

A little video blog from Darren

A few words from the studios of 4FM a few minutes before they went on air to preview the new song!

Work in progress!! 

Darren and Brian hard at work inside the The Egg at Albany as they get busy writing their brand new song 'High' played live for the first time in the studio at 4FM.

We hope you have enjoyed listening to Darren and Brian's interview and in studio performance. Please drop by Darren's official Facebook page and let us know what you think of 'High'.

Darren's Official Facebook 
The High Kings Irish Tour kicks of in Wexford on Friday night where they will be starting to take the new show with more original songs on the road. Catch a show on the tour if you can, you won't be disappointed.

Back with news from the tour soon.

Thanks for your continued support

Darren and the DH Team

Monday, 17 October 2011

New Darren Promo Video - The Story So Far...

Darren is a very versatile and talented performer. As well as being an accomplished musician, with an exceptional vocal range, he is also a prolific songwriter. His wonderful interpretation of lyrics, together with an ability to perform in so many genres of music, continues to win him praise from audiences wherever he performs around the world. This video has been put together as a showcase of his talent and to tell the story of the highlights of his career so far.

The High Kings Radio Interviews

The High Kings were interviewed and performed live in the studios, of Sunshine Radio and East Coast FM to promote their forthcoming Irish Tour. You can listen to both the interviews on the Latest News Page of Darren's Official Website.

The East Coast FM interview includes an inpromptu performance of the Crowded House classic 'Always Take The Weather With You'. 

An update on what's been happening.......

The High Kings have only had one show since Holland and have taken the opportunity to start working on new material for the next tour.

“Kicking off in the studio today with Brian and Martin. Slowly compiling new material. It's another roasting day here on Dublin!!
More importantly though, I heard on the radio this morning that "Steps" are back together!!!
That's just brilliant!!! : )”

“Definitely 2 massive HK originals already in the early stages!”

“Gym done. Onto the studio for the day!”

While they are working on new material, there was good news for the last studio album when Memory Lane secured the number 12 position in the Hot Press album chart for 2010.

“Cahir...Are You Ready???
Heading down shortly. Hope it's a good night.”

“Thanks for a brilliant night Cahir. Loved it!
On the road to Dublin.”

The High Kings are continuing to work on new and original material ready to take it on the road for the new Irish Tour, which kicks of at White's Hotel Wexford October 28.

Thanks for your continued support.

Darren and the DH Team