COLIN HAY: A Man at Work on Strong Solo Career
This program originally broadcast on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
MUSICAL GUEST: COLIN HAY (former MEN AT WORK vocalist/writer)
This edition of the "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges," the musical guest will feature a call-in interview with '80s music star, COLIN HAY — the former singer, songwriter and vocalist of the internationally famous '80s MTV-era pop group, MEN AT WORK.
The Scottish-born Australian musician and actor made his mark during the 1980s and became familiar to millions fronting the pop group Men at Work, who charted with such hits as -- “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can it Be Now?” Hay's new album -- "FIERCE MERCY" -- is his 13th solo release and comes out March 3rd on Compass Records. Several songs from this new album will be debuted on public radio for the first time on tonight's "Midwest BEAT" program.
Hay is currently touring America and gives a March 10th solo, acoustic performance at Thalia Hall in Chicago. He can also be seen in the newly released autobiographical film -- "WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE" -- about his own inspiring story of unexpected superstardom with Men At Work, the band’s demise, and his long, slow climb back.
An accomplished actor, Hay has been featured on a variety of screen roles, including the 2008 horror film, "The Univited," Disney's 2006 animated hit, "The Wild," and such U.S. television programs like "Scrubs" and "Army Wives."