Colin Hay (Men at Work) An Evening of Classics and Originals [Berkshire on Stage]

April 30th, 2012, 2:30 pm by Sara
The prolific and popular Colin Hay has eleven solo albums to this credit. And his storytelling is as good as his singing.

The prolific and popular Colin Hay has eleven solo albums to this credit, and his storytelling is as good as his singing.

Colin Hay, the prolific solo artist best known as the lead singer for the platinum selling Australian band, Men at Work, will appear at the Colonial on May 5 at 8pm to serenade the audience with his musical talent and entertain them with his one of a kind stories.

While his voice and visage are still familiar to millions from his tenure as frontman, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), the past 10 years have found Hay quietly re-introducing himself to new generations of fans. The frequent use of his music on soundtracks – including the hit television show Scrubs (on which he has also had several cameos) and the sleeper-hit soundtrack to the film Garden State – has proven the timeless appeal of his songs’ personae: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted.

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Win FREE TIX to Colin Hay @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Friday 11/5/10

November 2nd, 2010, 4:03 pm by Sara

Who can it be now? Colin Hay, that’s who.

At 7:30pm on Friday (November 5), the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall hosts Colin Hay in a special solo concert to benefit the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness.

The former frontman for the early-’80s Australian hitmakers Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), Hay has since gone on to a successful solo career. His songs have been heard in numerous films and television shows, including “Scrubs,” on which he has also appeared as an actor.

Hay is headed into the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in support of his latest album, “American Sunshine,” as well as a brand new concert DVD, “Live at the Corner.”

Tix for the concert are $20, $25 and $50; students $15. Proceeds will benefit the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX to see Colin Hay on Friday evening. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday morning. Good luck! Congratulations, Chris!

Parade of Shoes: Colin Hay

May 20th, 2010, 2:06 pm by Sara

Colin Hay’s spiffy, pre-Memorial Day footwear at his performance last week at The Egg in Albany, snapped by Andrzej Pilarczyk:
Parade Of Shoes: Colin Hay

LIVE: Colin Hay @ The Egg, 5/8/10

May 14th, 2010, 1:20 pm by Greg

Collin Hay

As the years pass by, many an aging rock star from the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s have redefined themselves in all sorts of ways to continue performing in an attempt to keep their past and present music alive and vital. They may have lost their huge fan-base – fueled at the time by radio hits, Grammy nods or popular MTV videos – but in most cases, the artists have continued writing, recording and performing new material long after their initial successes.

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Colin Hay, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

May 6th, 2010, 12:02 pm by Greg

Colin Hay“To be honest with you, when I was young my mother and father owned a music store in Scotland, so I don’t really remember ever actually buying any records. I just remember playing them in the store.

Apart from the Beatles, which was really an obvious thing, the first song that had a really big impact on me was ‘You Really Got Me.’ I always loved the Kinks. And for its time, the sound on that record was pretty remarkable. I remember listening to that record and thinking to myself, ‘My God, that’s a whole different world.’

As far as albums go, my tastes were pretty normal. I loved Jimi Hendrix, and I loved the Beatles, obviously. I liked Traffic and Pink Floyd. I just can’t remember the first album that I ever bought, but I’ll always remember loving that Blind Faith album. That was an album that I really thought was fantastic. They only made that one album, but it was a great record.”

Former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay returns to Nippertown for a solo acoustic concert at The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Saturday. Tix are $24.

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