Darren Holden

Darren Holden

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockPop

Infectious,soaring,uplifting,driving,melodic and heartfelt. Combined with unforgettable melodies are lyrics that you will be humming for days after you hear them.

Biography

Darren Holden currently stars as The Piano Man in the national touring production of the Tony© Award-winning hit Billy Joel / Twyla Tharp Broadway musical MOVIN’ OUT. Originally from County Kilkenny, Ireland, Darren is not only a prolific songwriter but a master interpreter of lyrics as well, and audiences around the world continue to praise his exceptional vocal talents. He created his Piano Man role in Movin’ Out and has performed the role with the show on Broadway. He has also appeared as Lead Vocalist in Riverdance both on Broadway and national tour. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Darren has been a top-ten recording artist in his native Ireland and many of his songs have won composing awards in Europe.

Lyrics

Through Hell & High Water

Written By: Darren Holden & Bryan Steele

I’ve seen darkness
I’ve seen pain
I’ve been left outside in the howling rain

I’ve heard heartbreak
In tiny screams
As I wade through streets of broken dreams

Through these tears
I think I see a light
And I swear
I won’t go down without a fight

I’ve been through hell and high water
I built a wall of strength around me
And now a world of love surrounds me
I’ve been through hell and high water
I know whatever comes my way
Tomorrow will always be a brand new day

Little sister
Don’t you cry
Don’t search for answers, it’ll be alright

Little brother
Hey, what’s your name
Don’t hold it all inside
Don’t you be ashamed

Climb aboard
We’re heading for dry land
All you’ve got to do
Is take hold of my hand

We’ve been through hell and high water
We built a wall of strength around us
And now a world of love surrounds us
We’ve been through hell and high water
I know whatever comes our way
Tomorrow will always be a brand new day

I’ve been witness
To a love beyond compare
I was under
Now I’m coming up for air

I’ve been through hell and high water
I built a wall of strength around me
And now a world of love surrounds me

We’ve been through hell and high water
We built a wall of strength around us
And now a world of love surrounds us
We’ve been through hell and high water
I know whatever comes our way
Tomorrow will always be a brand new day

The Breath You Took Away

Written By: Darren Holden & Bryan Steele

Been waiting out here for you
Don’t know you but I'd like to
Ask you out for coffee if you had a little time

I saw you walking by me
I thought that it just might be
Nice if I could get to know you for a little while

I'm all choked up inside,with all these butterflies,
I feel like I could fly away

I don't know you, but I want to look inside
Those deep blue eyes and maybe I'll see
What you're feeling, as I'm reeling, I don't mind
If you keep the breath you took away.

We can't stand here forever,
It looks like nasty weather,
Lets go someplace warm before the rain comes falling down.
You keep on playing with your hair
And I cant help it,I stare
Swimming in a sea of ecstacy I might just drown

Did you ask how I feel,This is so surreal.
I feel like I could fly away

It's All About Ally

Written By: Darren Holden & Denny Blake

It's sunny today in Ally's world
even though rain clouds carpet the sky
what can you say about such a girl
who feels that she's God's gift to everyone's eye

The planet revolves around her
and everybody's playing her game
you can spend your life talking about her
chances are she's doing the same

It's all about Ally
It's all about Ally
It's all about Ally

She dances and sings
likes diamond rings
anything your money can buy
if you're willing to spend
she'll be your friend
brother you're sounding like her kind of guy

Don't you think about infatuation
feeling like you ain't being used
once she's tired of your situation
she'll drop you like yesterdays news

Discography

Roadworks (2006), Live and Learn (2002), Suddenly (1998)

Set List

Originals

Bad Tattoo
Holdin' On For Dear Love
Through Hell & High Water
It's All About Ally
That's What I Miss About New York City
5 Star Day
The Real Me
Over & Over Again
The Breath You Took Away
Perfect Love

Typical Set is 1 hour, but can be extended to 2 hours

Covers
Saturday's Alright For Fighting
Drops of Jupiter
Angry Young Man
Hard Days Night