Darren Cordeux is a songwriter, singer and guitarist. He fronts the Australian rock band, Kisschasy, who formed in 2002 when the band were growing up together in the country town of Balnarring on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Darren dropped out of school early and dedicated himself to writing songs, while the other three guys in the band were all doing Pennywise covers in Karl’s garage. They met at the local Warped festival and that was the start of that. Three albums with sales in excess of 100,000 followed through Eleven: a music company along with ARIA nominations and a gong for Channel [V]‘s publicly voted Artist Of The Year. Over the years, the band has also done a load of touring.
After the band’s acclaimed Seizures album in 2010, Darren began writing songs with longtime partner Tahlia Shaw and Fuzz Phantoms was formed. Their mutual adoration of power pop lead to a self-titled album in 2011 and the duo toured the country with bands such as Hot Hot Heat and The Jezabels.
When Darren isn’t penning tunes or playing shows, he dedicates time to raising awareness for animal rights with his longstanding relationships with animal protection societies PETA & Animals Australia.