*Colin Hay (born June 29, 1954) is the lead singer of "Men At Work" (formed 1979) and has additionally had an extensive solo career.
*Originally from Scotland, he moved to Australia when he was 14 years old.
*Best known albums/songs w/ "Men At Work": -Business as Usual 1982 (Down Under, Who Can It Be Now, Be Good Johnny, Down By The Sea), stayed at #1 on the American charts for 16 weeks.
-Cargo 1983 (Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive, Overkill, It's A Mistake).
*"Men At Work" won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
*Solo career has included great accoustic versions of his songs from the "Men At Work" years as well as numerous newer songs that show the writer's unique ability to convey complexity and depth within seemingly simple observations of life. For those who have not delved deeper into Hay's music than "Men At Work" you're in for a treat by checking out his more recent material.
*Solo songs have included "Beautiful World", "I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You" (the later featured in the film Garden State), and "Into My Life" (huge hit in Brazil). *Solo albums have included "Looking For Jack" (1987), , "Wayfaring Sons" (1990), "Topanga", "Transcendental Highway", "Going Somewhere" (2001).
*Hay has performed a one man show in New York and on the road called "Man@Work" (2004).
*As of 2005 he continues to tour.
Colin James Hay (born 29 June 1953) is a Scottish musician and actor who made his mark during the 1980s as lead vocalist of the Australian band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist. Regarding his solo career, Hay stated, in 2011: "I feel like it's been building for the last fifteen or so years that I’ve been touring. It's slow and steady. It's been word-of-mouth. People see the show, like it, and tell their friends. It feels very organic."Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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