Kurt Darren was born in Pretoria and matriculated from the Lyttleton Manor High School. He inherited his amazing singing talent from his mother. At school he participated in various musical plays and says that he has been interested in music for as long as he can remember.
What few people don't know about Kurt is that he is fluent in both Afrikaans and English, this is because of his bilingual upbringing (his father is Afrikaans and his mother is English). His capability to write songs and sing in both languages and to entertain his bilingual audiences is astonishing.
Kurt went to the Army after he matriculated and did his basic training in Walvisbay. During his time in the army, he joined the army's entertainment group and toured with them for a year; he then started to realise that he wanted to pursue his life long dream of becoming a singer. He was discouraged by many people saying that he cannot make a living out of singing.
The South African Celebrity Ski week – is happening from 21 to 28 January 2012 in St Johann in Tirol in Austria, Well known singer Kurt Darren, has been rocking South African audiences with his two major successes, Kaptein span die seile and Loslappie. Kurt is due to launch a new CD , which will encompass some of his greatest hits.
“I have had the privilege of enjoying holidays all over the world and in awesome locations, but I have never had the ultimate experience, a ski trip in Austria!! All that will change in January when Snocomber takes my wife, Dunay, and I to St Johann in Austria, where there will be plenty skiing, dancing and singing, all wrapped into one!! Come with us, it's going to be awesome!!” says Kurt He will be performing unplugged with the South Africans during the week and will also perform live in the St Johann at the South African/Austrian festival on 23 January 2012.
Kurt then tried a couple of other occupations, which included acting as a tourguide in the Kruger National Park (nature lies very close to Kurts' heart). With some of Kurts' family members in the building industry, he then also tried his hand at that, but not for long. He finally decided that he was going to sing on a full time basis.
Nowadays Kurt tours right across South Africa, and even abroad, on a growing basis.
His first album "For Your Precious Love" was released in 1995. Kurt then had the great fortune to release all the following Albums, which are listed in chronological order:
- 1997 - "Kurt Darren".
- 1998 - "Just When I Needed You Most".
- 1999 - "Since I Found You".
- 2001 - "Net Jy Alleen".
- 2002 - "Meisie Meisie". * Kurts' breakthrough into the Afrikaans music industry came with "Meisie Meisie". The "Meisie Meisie" album includes various hit songs and still has people filling dancefloors. "Meisie Meisie" was one of the Top3 hits of 2002 and has achieved Double Platinum status. It was during the planning and recording of this album that Kurt started writing lyrics with two inspiring and very talented people: Don Kelly and Marc Brendon. This trio have been complimenting each others' songwriting skills ever since.
- 2003 - "Se Net Ja".
- 2004 - "Staan Op".
- 2005 - "Vat My, Maak My Joune".
- 2006 - "Lekker Lekker".
- 2007 - "Voorwaarts Mars".
- 2008 - "Uit Die Diepte Van My Hart".
His dream has been realised as a singer. With almost a dozen solo albums, his voice also compliments many compiled CD's.
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