Darren Ockert

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Darren Ockert
Born
Lincoln, England
ResidenceMiami, Florida, US
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter
  • producer
  • businessman
Home townLincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Musical career
Genres
Years active2005 – present
Labels
Websitedarrenockert.com

Darren Ockert is a pop singer, songwriter and producer born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, currently[when?] residing in Miami.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Darren Ockert was born in Lincoln, England. After graduating from The London School of Musical Theatre he established a theatre production company called Darren Ockert Productions in London at the Young Vic Theatre. In 1999, Ockert became one of the youngest producers to win a prestigious TMA Award for his co-production with the Young Vic Theatre Company of Arabian Nights.[2] On 29 September 2000, this production of Arabian Nights played a limited run Off-Broadway on 42nd Street in New York City at the New Victory Theater.[3]

1998–1999 theatre productions[edit]

Music[edit]

In 2005, Ockert released his first album, Anything Is Possible. In 2006, he was nominated for an OutMusic Award[4] in the category "Outstanding New Recording – Debut Male" and was subsequently featured in interviews in the June 2006 Pride issues of the international publications Genre[5] and Instinct.[6]

Other projects[edit]

Ockert has produced the artist Sami Raad and collaborated with the pop-singer and songwriter Nathan Leigh Jones

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

From Anything Is Possible:

From Short Story Long:

Awards and nominations[edit]

OutMusic Awards[edit]

OutMusic is an organisation that started with the objective to raise awareness about openly gay and lesbian artists and their music. In 2001, the organisation introduced the first annual OutMusic Awards to increase the popularity of LGBT musicians. Ockert has received one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2006 Anything Is Possible Outstanding Debut Recording: Male Nominated [7]

RightOutTV Music & Video Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2012 Celebrity du Jour Best Video So Far Nominated [8]
2012 "The Rain From London" Best Pop / Rock / Adult Contemporary Song Nominated [9]
2012 "This Modern Life (1984)" Best Electronic Song Won [10]
2012 "The Rain From London" Song of the Year Nominated [11]
2012 Darren Ockert Fan Fave Vote Nominated [12]

Film awards[edit]

In 2012, the director Hector M. Sanchez Jr. started filming a mini-documentary about Ockert during the recording of the album Short Story Long. The documentary was debuted at the Enzian FilmSlam Film Festival on 17 February 2013 and won the top honour of Best Short Film.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2013 Darren Ockert:A Mini Documentary Best Short Film Won [13]

UK Songwiting Contest[edit]

The UK Songwriting Contest is an international contest that invites entries from all parts of the world. Ockert has received one finalist and three semi-finalist awards.

Year Song title Category Result Ref.
2012 "Force of Gravity" Adult Contemporary Finalist [14]
2012 "I've Moved On" Adult Contemporary Semi-finalist [15]
2012 "This Modern Life" (1984)" Pop Semi-finalist [16]
2012 "Celebrity du Jour" Pop Semi-finalist [17]

TMA Awards[edit]

The TMA Awards, established in 1991, are presented annually by the Theatrical Management Association in recognition of creative excellence and outstanding work in United Kingdom theatres. In 2011, the ceremony was renamed the Theatre Awards UK. Ockert has won one award.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
1999 Arabian Nights The Equity Best Show For Children And Young People Won [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darren Ockert". Twitter. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  2. ^ 1999 Winner TMA Award "The Equity Best Show For Children And Young People" Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
    - Arabian Nights on Google Books
  3. ^ Review of Arabian Nights 2000, New York Times
  4. ^ 2006 Out Music Award Nominees
  5. ^ Interview With Darren Ockert, Genre, May 2006
  6. ^ Interview, Instinct, May 2006.
  7. ^ Doyle, JD. "The OutMusic Awards". Queer Music Heritage (KPFT). Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Nominees of the 2012 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards". RightOutTV. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Nominees of the 2012 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards". RightOutTV. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Winners of the 2012 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards". RightOutTV. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Nominees of the 2012 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards". RightOutTV. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Nominees of the 2012 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards". RightOutTV. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  13. ^ "Enzian FilmSlam Film Festival". Enzian Theater. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  14. ^ "UK Songwriting Contest 2012". UK Songwriting Contest. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  15. ^ "UK Songwriting Contest 2012". UK Songwriting Contest. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  16. ^ "UK Songwriting Contest 2012". UK Songwriting Contest. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  17. ^ "UK Songwriting Contest 2012". UK Songwriting Contest. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  18. ^ "TMA Award Winners". Theatrical Management Association. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2012.

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