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About the Event
Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Colin Hay is beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows and is widely known as the influential and celebrated front man of Men at Work. The range of artists who have cited him as a muse or have found themselves on stage with him in the past spans the genre landscape from heavy metal to Americana to Cuban rhythms and beyond.
Hay has performed a three-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe; played on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and ABC’s Greatest Hits; shared the stage with Of Monsters and Men, Milk Carton Kids, Choir Choir Choir!, and Kings of Leon; was publicly cited as an influence by artists as distinct as James Hetfield of Metallica, Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, Troy Sanders of Mastodon, and the Infamous Stringdusters; and completed a documentary film about his career titled Waiting for My Real Life, named for one of his best-known solo recordings. He now finds himself in the unprecedented place of having both ’80s fame and indie credibility.
His 2017 album Fierce Mercy was mixed by Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White) and Gordon Hammond (Buddy Miller, Don Williams). The album explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that define Hay’s work. In 2020, he released Now and the Evermore.