MAKING MUSIC: Darren Percival is launching a new album and tour.
MAKING MUSIC: Darren Percival is launching a new album and tour. Contributed

Darren Percival: My wife thinks new album is 'sure thing'.

DESPITE joking that his wife Amanda calls his new album Lovelife a date night "sure thing", Darren Percival is very serious about his music and bringing a little magic to his audience.

Since taking viewers on a soulful journey during his time on the first series of The Voice Australia, where he was named runner-up under the direction of Keith Urban, and releasing his hit album Happy Home, Darren has been working hard in the studio with long-time friend and producer Paul Gray.

As the title suggests, Lovelife honours some of history's great love songs from The Beatles, Norah Jones, Rod Stewart and The Bee Gees.

But Darren has also drawn on some of his own love for his wife Amanda, who he describes as the greatest woman he has ever met, in the two new original songs, Lovelife and We Danced All Night.

Darren said he was very proud of Lovelife as it allowed him to focus on emotions he wanted to share.

"I started in this industry when I was 15 years old and it is so much a part of my life that I wanted to be able to really connect with my audience through these original songs and some old favourites and it was an album that I really enjoyed making with Paul and, of course, Amanda," he said.

"While The Voice Australia definitely brought the name Darren Percival to the top of the charts, I want to continue to make fans feel something and want to come and see how this album and some of the others that they know from me feel in a live setting."

As part of his national tour, Darren will be performing at The Events Centre in Caloundra on July 4 and is excited to be in front of his "home crowd".

"Amanda and I have always loved this part of Australia so were thrilled to move to Coolum and make a life for our children as well as be a part of the local music scene through events such as the Woodford Folk Festival," he said.

Tickets for Darren's concert on the Sunshine Coast are available at his website or from Caloundra's Events Centre.


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