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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."

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.