Full Name: Darren Stanley Hayes Date Of Birth: May 8 1972 Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia Lives in: London, England Hair Colour: Blonde (naturally) Eyes: Blue Star Sign: Taurus Chinese sign: Rat Favourite Author: Anne Rice Favourite Movies: Star Wars Trilogy Pet: Wally
On June 19th 2006 Darren married Richard Cullen, in a Civil Partnership ceremony in London.
• Darren is the youngest of 3 children, a Brother Peter and a sister, Tracey.
• Parents: June and Robert Hayes
• Darren went to Mable Parks Infants School, then Mable Parks High School, and later Kelvin Grove University
• Darren studied for a degree in teaching.
• Darren married Colby Taylor. The marriage lasted 5 years.
• Darren married Richard Cullen on June 19th 2006
Darren Hayes became part of Savage Garden when he answered an ad in a newspaper and auditioned with a band Daniel Jones was in.
The band was first called "Red Edge". At some point the band was called "Crush". Their huge hit "Truly Madly Deeply" was originally called "Magical Kisses". Savage Garden is one of the most successful duos in pop music history and among the most successful Australian recording artists of all time. They hold the Guinness Book of World Records for winning an unprecedented number (10) of Australian Recording Industry Association Awards in one year (1997. In addition, they are the reigning record-holders for the longest number of weeks on the Monitor/Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay charts in the US for their singles: ‘I Knew I Loved You’ - (124 weeks) and ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ (123 weeks).The pop duo beacame a Trans-Atlantic hit, going Platinum. After thieir 2nd album "Affirmation", Darren and Daniel split and Darren released his solo debut "Spin". Darren released his second Solo Album "The Tension And The Spark" in 2004
The Split from Savage Garden
After five years of making music together, Savage Garden's Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones split. As members of this Pop Band,
they recorded two very successful albums that sold more than 27 million copies of their music, worldwide. I Want You was Savage Garden's first release single. In 1996, the highest selling Australian single was Savage Garden's I Want You.
Truly Madly Deeply spent 123 weeks on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
I Knew I Loved You spent 124 weeks on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
Both songs have set records for the longest run on the Billboard AC Chart. I Knew I Loved You still holds this record !
Currently, as of March 19, 2005, Truly Madly Deeply has been on the AC Recurrent Chart for a total of 188 weeks, at #14 re-entry.
The success of Savage Garden's first album, in 1997, collected numerous awards.