Colin Hay

An Evening with...
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Show 7:30 pm
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On the heels of 2017’s critically acclaimed Fierce Mercy, Colin Hay, the Scotland-born, Australia-raised singer-songwriter and lead singer, songwriter and frontman of Men at Work has kept busy over the past two years:

• A Hay-penned song (“What’s My Name”) not only made its way onto Ringo Starr’s forthcoming album, but became the LP’s title track. Hay toured internationally with Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band in 2018 and 2019.

• A new Colin Hay album is in the works for late 2020 release on Compass Records.

• He recently toured Europe as Men at Work, pleasing crowds with the band’s many hits including “Who Can It Be Now?,” “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “It’s a Mistake.”
He also toured Australia and the US, leading the Colin Hay Band.

• He made his Melbourne Theatre Company debut playing Feste in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was his second stint in theater, the first time being part of the cast of the musical Ned Kelly, just prior to the formation of Men At Work. He has also appeared in the much beloved Scrubs, played Barry in the Irish/Australian comedy film The Craic, Zac in the Australian comedy Cosi, and most recently played a role in the American TV show The Resident.

• He is the subject of the 2015 documentary film Waiting for My Real Life.

Colin Hay is beloved both for being Men At Work’s celebrated frontman, and for the solo, more intimate, potent live shows he has performed extensively over the last quarter century. The range of artists who cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal to Americana to Cuban masters of rhythm and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite for acts as disparate as Metallica and the Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal. It is, however, his growing legion of fans throughout the world, to whom Hay feels the strongest allegiance. “They have kept me going all these years, and may they long continue to.”

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