Australian Artists Unite Bringing ‘Hope For Isla & Jude’


A collaborative recording of the Kate Bush classic, This Woman’s Work 
to be released by Sony Music Friday December 5th.
Vocalists include:
Sébastien Izambard (Il Divo) * Darren Hayes
* Natalie Bassingthwaighte
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) Ella Hooper Diesel David Campbell
Alex Lloyd * Christine Anu Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun)
Katy Steele (Little Birdy) * Casey Donovan Damien Leith * Nathaniel
The Australian Children’s Choir
A star studded line up of music artists have united bringing Hope for Isla and Jude (Donnell), young Australian siblings suffering from the rare and fatal disease Sanfilippo Syndrome. The music collaboration will raise much needed funds for a life-saving clinical trial & treatment for Isla and Jude.
Initiated and produced by Sébastien Izambard (Il Divo) This Woman’s Work will include vocals from Darren Hayes, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Flea, Ella Hooper, Diesel, David Campbell, Alex Lloyd, Christine Anu, Luke Steele, Katy Steele, Casey Donovan, Damien Leith, Nathaniel and the Australian Children’s Choir  – joining the Donnell family in their fight to save Isla and Jude.
“As a father of three young children myself, l could not sit back and watch these two precious children suffer from such a debilitating and ultimately fatal disease. This could be my children, this could be any of our children. My wish is to see Isla and Jude grow up and be given a chance at life, a chance every child deserves.

I am so humbled and thankful for the support of the Australian music artists lending their vocals. It is such a unique and beautiful quality of the Australian culture, banding together in times of need and one that every Australian should feel proud of” says Sébastien.

All funds raised by the sale of This Woman’s Work will go to the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that dedicates their resources to progressing clinical research into the effective treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis III, also known as MPSIII or Sanfilippo Syndrome.   The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation was founded by Megan and Allan Donnell, whose children, Isla (5) and Jude (3) have both been diagnosed with this rare and fatal disease.
Sanfilippo Syndrome is a genetic condition with no hope for a cure – until now. Once, a child born with Sanfilippo faced a certain future – slow and progressive brain damage.  Life expectancy for a child with Sanfilippo was between 12- 20 years and their quality of life was devastating.
Today, for the first time, there is Hope for Isla and Jude and other children, like them, who suffer from Sanfilippo Syndrome.  Around the world, researchers, doctors and foundations like the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation have been working hard to change the face of Sanfilippo and in the last 2 years there has been significant scientific progress in the pioneering field of gene therapy. Results from this therapy are showing great promise and as it moves in to clinical trials, an effective treatment is now finally within reach.

New Music: Darren Hayes ‘We Are Smug’

On April 14 the 2006 ‘secret’ side project album Darren Hayes made with producer Robert Conley‘We Are Smug’ – is finally getting a commercial release on CD and iTunes with a brand new never before heard bonus song ‘Riot’.

For those unfamiliar, Darren originally made the experimental and eccentric alter-ego album in 2006 for no other reason than to have fun.  He and co-writer and co-producer Conley shared the vocal duties and created something that was unlike anything Darren had ever written or recorded before.  At the time it was only available as a download for a limited period before disappearing.  Until now.

For the first time ever, the album is being commercially released on CD and iTunes and both versions have the bonus previously never before released song ‘Riot’.

It’s a bold and strange experimental record – not for the faint hearted  but for those who have followed Darren’s career closely – an integral artistic step between ‘The Tension and the Spark’ and the highly conceptual ‘This Delicate Thing We’ve Made’ era.

‘We Are Smug’ is a strange and wonderful addition to Darren’s eclectic pop career and on April 14 it can finally be yours to hold.

Darren Hayes ‘Stupid Mistake’ Pre-Order Now Available!

Darren Hayes has released complete full details on the next release of new single ‘Stupid Mistake‘!!
Official release date is Monday the  7th May for UK/Europe/Rest of world. *For Australia /NZ – The official release date at iTunes is Friday 27th April!

Digital EP
1. Stupid Mistake (radio mix)
2. Black Out The Sun (live from The Secret Tour)
3. The Siren’s Call (live from The Secret Tour)
4. Bloodstained Heart (Wayne G’s Club Mix)


*Aussies this will be available for you on your release date at itunes Friday 27th April

7inch Vinyl

The vinyl features the radio mix of “Stupid Mistake” and a stunning, never-before heard orchestral version of “The Siren’s Call”. Encased in a beautifully designed black laser-cut cardboard sleeve with an incredible gold vinyl. This is a strictly limited edition run of only 500 hand-numbered 7inch vinyls.

A. Stupid Mistake (Radio Mix)
B. The Siren’s Call (Orchestral Version)

PREORDER NOW HERE DON’T FORGET – Darren is ON TOUR in the UK in September and tickets are ON SALE NOW via WWW.DARRENHAYES.COM

Darren Hayes: ‘Stupid Mistake’ Official Video!

Darren Hayes has released his latest masterpiece with the official video for Stupid Mistake going out to fans around the world today. This is the 4th single from Darren’s Secret Codes and Battleships album. Darren is calling the track “very complicated… because it addresses the issue of a betrayal and of a loss of innocence.  It’s angry and it’s bitter in places.” 

Hayes explains that he would like the audience to draw their own conclusion from the song and its meaning… “If you could express everything in words there’d be no need for me to make songs or create art.  Although I have no intention of spelling it all out I do think it’s interesting that what you see is the end result 15 years in the spotlight.  Everything I am and all that I’ve learned for good or for bad is in this video”. Monday May 7th is the release date for the single in the UK. Darren’s website has more information on the single as well as the upcoming UK tour… It’s an amazing video, directed by Pixelfing, a release I’m calling… a ‘smart success’.

Darren Hayes UK Tour! **UPDATED 3 April 2012

Darren Hayes released some exciting news for fans this week! Dates for the upcoming UK Tour!

Exciting news about Darren’s September UK tour dates are coming on Monday April 2nd!

Make sure you check your email or visit Darren’s official website on this date as we’ll be revealing all the details about Darren’s September UK tour.

The tour, an expanded continuation of the ‘Secret Tour’  wil be called ‘The Secret’s Out Tour 2012’.

and will visit 7 UK cities between Sept 21st and Sept 29th.

Visit WWW.DARRENHAYES.COM  on Monday April 2nd for all details including cities, dates and on sale times.

Don’t forget members of Delicacy – Darren’s official Fan Club – are given a 48 hour head start on purchasing tickets.  Fan Club Members also receive a soundcheck pass they can use with any valid concert ticket and get early access to VIP packages which offer guaranteed seating in the first five rows and other exclusive privileges.

UPDATED April 3, 2012…


We’re thrilled to announce tickets for Darren’s September UK tour go on sale THIS THURSDAY APRIL 5th at 9AM via WWW.DARRENHAYES.COM

The Secret’s Out Tour 2012 UK DATES

21 Sept    Newcastle (Gateshead) ‘The Sage’
22 Sept    Glasgow ‘ABC’
24 Sept    London ’02 Indigo’
25 Sept    Birmingham ‘Symphony Hall’
27 Sept    Dublin ‘Vicar St’
28 Sept    Manchester ‘Bridgewater Hall’

29 Sept    Brighton ‘The Dome’
Continuing on from last year’s ‘Secret Tour’ Darren extends and expands the show that critics described as ‘breathtaking’.  Designed and directed by Willie Williams (U2, George Michael) the concert is showcase for songs from Darren’s entire career from Savage Garden through to the brilliant new album ‘Secret Codes and Battleships’. Special guests The Candle Thieves.

Visit WWW.DARRENHAYES.COM on THURSDAY APRIL 5th from 9.AM for all tickets and details of VIP packages including guaranteed seating in the first five rows, attendance at soundcheck and private fan reception.

Fan Club members are invited to purchase their Pre-Sale tickets and VIP packages now by logging in to Delicacy and heading to announcements for details.

Not a member? Find out more HERE