In November 2005 Darren released Through Hell and High Water, dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It became one of the most downloaded songs of the year in the US, gaining him much praise for the touching lyrics, and heartfelt message, from fans of all ages and backgrounds. The song is included on Darren’s latest album, Roadworks, released in August 2006. This album has a fine blend of beautiful ballads and rock songs and is the result of two years of writing and recording while on the road touring with Movin’ Out. It features all original material co-written by Darren with other Movin’ Out band members and Billy Joel’s guitarist Tommy Byrnes.
While in New York with Riverdance, Darren recorded his second album Live and Learn. This is a collection of original traditional/contemporary country songs from recording sessions in both New York and Nashville. Released in the US in 2002, the album produced three top 30 airplay hits, with Wherever You Are, hitting the Top 20. This success gained Darren much deserved industry recognition and he was subsequently nominated in the ‘Best Country Male Artist’ category for the 2004 New Music Weekly Awards in Los Angeles.
Suddenly, a pop album of original and cover songs, was released in Ireland at the end of 1998. The album includes his 2 top 20 hits and the top 10 After Tonight, and gained him ‘Album of the Week' status on the national Irish music radio station 2FM.
A collection of Irish standards given the vocal treatment of Darren Holden.