Gig Guide

Check out where you can see HOTP’s clients – our gig guide includes what we are working on for our venue’s show dates, festival dates and our artist’s tour dates:

Note: Gig dates are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice, with start times listed as a guide only. Please check link in gig listing for up-to-date information.

May
14
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
15
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
21
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
22
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

May
29
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Jun
4
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Jun
5
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Jul
16
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Jul
17
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Jul
23
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Jul
24
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Sep
3
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Sep
4
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Sep
17
Fri
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com

Sep
18
Sat
2021
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney @ Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Revered performers Darren Coggan & Damien Leith come together in the Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney

Darren Coggan and Damien Leith - Two Of Us

Taking the treasure trove of hits around Australia in 2021

For the first time, two of Australia’s most prolific performers, Darren Coggan and Damien Leith, will come together in a special tour dedicated to the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney is a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world. The songbook traverses immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Darren and Damien are well-placed to be paying homage to these iconic musicians, both have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia. Over the years, their paths have crossed on the road many times, and they always bandied around the idea of one day touring together. It was a love of The Beatles that finally sparked them to seize the opportunity and the concept for Two Of Us ws created.

To keep the songs true to how they would have sounded back when they were first penned, Darren and Damien keep it uncomplicated on stage, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.

“Damien and I were discussing how fabulous it would be to go back in time to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool and be a ‘fly on the wall’ witnessing the intuitive genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as they threw ideas back and forth writing their treasure trove of hits,” says Darren. “Imagine hearing those songs as they were first written? As a songwriter myself, I really enjoy the feeling of performing songs in their original form, there is something very honest and emotionally raw that seems to allow the songs to breathe. A great song will always be able to stand up on its own, just on a guitar, or a piano, and as we all know, the songbook of Lennon and McCartney is filled with such gems. It’s good to go back to the well and hear a song as it was born, without distraction of other production elements and sometimes they can take the listener on a whole new journey.”

For Damien, there has been something about The Beatles that has consistently inspired him throughout his career. He is finding from the small number of launch shows of Two Of Us that they have performed so far, that this feeling seems to be something that resonates with audiences too. “So many occasions in my life have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien says. “Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius. The show so far has had an unbelievable response, we’re blown away by it. Darren and I both like to have a chat on stage, so not only are audiences hearing their favourite Beatles songs, but the show has a very personable feeing to it.”

The two-hour show is back-to-back hits – songs like Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Help, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy and Blackbird are just the tip of the iceberg. Darren says these songs are still as relevant to music fans today as when they were first penned. “The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” he says. “Set against the backdrop of popular culture, the stories and the messages in these songs are timeless – their messages of peace and love are still so relevant in our world today, perhaps even more so. These songs were all written before I was born, but yet they still sound so fresh and infectious, they have become part of the fabric of our existence and the foundation of popular music as we know it today. The songs of Lennon and McCartney will out live us all.”

Damien Leith became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006. Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and TV personality. With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers. He is currently filming his first full-length feature film Just Ruby, and recently won an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for the breakfast radio show he co-hosts.

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists – a masterful storyteller who has carved an impressive career in the Australian country music industry with a swag of Golden Guitars under his belt. He kicked off his career winning the coveted Toyota Star Maker in 1996 and hasn’t looked back. Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle TV program Sydney Weekender. He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tickets to Darren Coggan and Damien Leith’s Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney are on sale now.

Friday 23rd April 2021
Norwood Concert Hall, ADELAIDE SA
www.norwoodconcerthall.com.au

Saturday 24th April 2021
Barossa Arts Centre, TANUNDA SA
www.barossaarts.com.au

Friday 7th May 2021
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, MACKAY QLD
www.themecc.com.au

Saturday 8th May 2021
Townsville Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/theatres-and-galleries/townsville-civic-theatre

Friday 14th May 2021
Bribie Island Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ausvenueco.com.au/queensland/venue/bribie-island-hotel/

 Saturday 15th May 2021
The Tivoli, BRISBANE QLD
www.thetivoli.com.au

Friday 21st May 2021
Friends Restaurant, PERTH WA
www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

Saturday 22nd May 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (The Cube Theatre), BUNBURY WA
www.bunburyentertainment.com

Saturday 29th May 2021
Bicentennial Hall, QUEANBEYAN NSW
www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Facilities-Recreation/Venues-and-Open-Spaces-for-Hire/Bicentennial-Hall

Friday 4th June 2021
Capitol Theatre, TAMWORTH NSW
www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

Saturday 5th June 2021
Jetty Memorial Theatre, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
www.jettytheatre.com

Friday 16th July 2021
Blue Mountains Theatre, SPRINGWOOD NSW
www.bluemountainstheatre.com.au

Saturday 17th July 2021
Glen Street Theatre, FRENCHS FOREST NSW
www.glenstreet.com.au

Friday 23rd July 2021
Memo Music Hall, ST KILDA VIC
www.memomusichall.com.au

Saturday 24th July 2021
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, WONTHAGGI VIC
www.wonthaggiartscentre.com.au

Friday 3rd September 2021
The Capital, BENDIGO VIC
www.bendigoregion.com.au/arts-culture-theatres/whats-on

Saturday 4th September 2021
Hamilton Arts Centre, HAMILTON VIC
www.hamiltonpac.com.au

Friday 17th September 2021
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, WANGARATTA VIC
www.wpacc.com.au

Saturday 18th September 2021
Kyneton Town Hall, KYNETON VIC
www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/See-Do/Arts-Culture/Kyneton-Town-Hall

For more information, please visit www.damienleith.com and www.darrencoggan.com