Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist. Formed in Logan City, Queensland, in 1993, the duo achieved international success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the
Their two studio albums, Savage Garden and Affirmation reached number one in Australia and peaked in the top ten in both the United Kingdom and United States. Their two studio albums have sold 23 million copies worldwide.
The group won a record number of ten ARIA Music Awards in 1997 for their debut album and its related singles. They disbanded in 2001 and Hayes continued as a solo artist.)
Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter, comedian, and podcaster.
Hayes released his first solo album Spin in 2002. The album sold two million copies worldwide, debuted at No. 2 in the UK and No. 3 in Australia. It delivered the hit single “Insatiable”. Hayes’s second solo album The Tension and the Spark marked a change of direction for the singer-songwriter, showing experimentation with electronica and darker lyrics. NME wrote about its first single, “Pop!ular” saying it was “A twistered masterclass in career reintervention…This guy is a genius.” While The Observer said “This album is no folly and succeeds, often to the point of all out triumph, on its own terms.” Hayes parted way with his record label Columbia Records in 2006 and started his own independent record label, Powdered Sugar, from which he would release his third solo album, This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007).
In mid-2010, Hayes announced the completion of recording his fourth solo album, Secret Codes and Battleships, featuring three songs co-written and produced by Brian West and mixed by Robert Orton, who is best known for working with Lady Gaga. On 17 April 2011, Hayes signed with Mercury Records’ Australian division and in August 2011 with EMI Records in the UK. The album was released in Australia on 21 October 2011, 24 October in the UK and 25 October in the US, with singles “Talk Talk Talk”, “Bloodstained Heart”, and “Black Out the Sun” released before the album.
In 2013, Hayes relocated from London to Los Angeles, where he studied improv sketch comedy at The Groundlings Theatre and School. In 2015, he created a comedy podcast titled The He Said He Said Show. In 2016 he launched another comedic podcast – a movie review show with co-host Anthony Armentano called ‘We Paid To See This’. Hayes announced publicly on March 13, 2016 that he has been writing an original musical with writer and comedian Johnny Menke. – Wikipedia