Darren Mapes Has A Chat About Upcoming Performance "The Carpenters From Kempsey"


Darren Mapes is a graduate from Southern Cross University – BA (Contemporary Music). He is an experienced Actor, Singer and Musician, who, has over 20 years professional experience in the performing arts. It is his versatility as a performer that has made him one of Australia’s most sought after vocal coaches. He has worked as an accompanist/musical director for the likes of Casey Donovan, Debora Krizak, Tamara Jaber, Mary Kiani, Belinda Chapple, Jacinta Gulisano, & David Campbell.

Darren has coached many Music Theatre performers, Band Singers and recording artists. Some of successful clients have been cast in Jagged Little Pill, Mary Poppins, Frozen, Hamilton, Shrek, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Chicago, School of Rock, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys, The Body Guard, Wicked, Guys & Dolls, Mamma Mia, Cats, Catch Me If You Can, Matilda, Les Miserables, Strictly Ballroom, The Lion King, Fiddler On The Roof, The Boy From Oz, Dirty Dancing, and many more.

O’Come all ye Carpenter fans and jingle your bells mid-year, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Darren and Sharon.

The Carpenters from Kempsey, celebrate The Carpenters, but with a comic twist and feel-good fun. Starring Darren Mapes and Debora Krizak, they play Darren & Sharon Carpenter – from Kempsey. Together they recreate the sound of The Carpenters with uncanny accuracy just in time for the most unconventional Christmas Party Extravaganza!

Darren & Sharon Carpenter’s lives were magically transformed the day that they discovered those “Other Carpenters”. Not only did they share a family name, but they looked similar as well. Join Darren & Sharon in concert, as they hit MEMO Music Hall singing Christmas standards with a twist, plus all those songs The Carpenters made famous, including Top of the World, Goodbye to Love, Yesterday Once More, A Kind of Hush, Rainy Days and Mondays, Calling Occupants, Ticket to Ride, Close To You, Superstar, Mr Postman and many more.


Carpenters from kempsey: christmas in july - sun 17 jul 2022, 2:30pm aest https://carpentersfromkempsey.com/

Those Other Carpenters The Carpenters were America’s biggest selling pop duos of the 1970’s. Karen and Richard’s music, dominated the charts for almost 14 years. They created a unique “soft rock” sound, with Karen’s rich, smooth tones, and Richard’s talents as an arranger, songwriter and pianist. Since Karen’s untimely death in 1983, their music still survives, and even today, people of all ages have a love affair with the Carpenters Music.