Byron Bay Bluesfest

Colin Hay

 

Best known as the front man for Australian hit makers, Men At Work, Colin Hay has re-introduced himself to new generations of fans with his troubadour-style solo career. His latest album,?’Fierce Mercy’, his 13th solo album, finds him at the top of his game. Alongside the thoughtful storytelling in his songs, Colin Hay’s shows are peppered with hilarious anecdotes from his, often surreal, experiences in the world of rock music. He comes to Bluesfest (the first time since 2010) and brings his US band and is sure to delight with Latin infused rhythms and sweet harmonies bringing a whole new dimension to the MAW and Colin Hay songs.


“Colin Hay isn’t just an icon or figure of musicians past; he’s a seamless representation of the
greats of our time, alive and well in the here and now.”
- The Huffington Post Entertainment



Colin returns to Australia with his US Band – on guitar, tres and vocals, Cuban, San Miguel Perez, with fellow Cuban, Yosmel Montejo, on bass and vocals – Scheila Gonzalez formerly from Guatemala on keyboard, flute, sax and vocals – Cecilia Noel from Peru, percussion and vocals – and Jimmy Branly hailing from Cuba on drums and vocals. This smorgasbord of international flavours, added to MAW and Colin Hay songs, will delight audiences with Latin infused rhythms and sweet harmonies.

Scottish born singer-songwriter Colin Hay may be best known as the frontman for Australian hit makers Men at Work, but he has received renewed acclaim for his troubadour-style solo career. His latest album,?Fierce Mercy, his 13th solo album, finds him at the top of his game. Alongside the thoughtful storytelling in his songs, Hay’s shows are peppered with hilarious anecdotes from his, often surreal, experiences in the world of rock music.


“Hay masterfully attaches shimmering diamonds of hope and happiness to a backdrop of omnipotent bleakness,?a combination familiar throughout his extensive body of work."??— Nashville Scene


 

The last 2 years have been rewarding for this career artist, including a tour of Europe and upcoming tour of the US with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, performances on?The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,?Jimmy?Kimmel Live!?and?ABC’s?Greatest Hits;?sharing the stage with Of Monsters and Men, Milk Carton Kids, Choir Choir Choir! and Kings of Leon; being 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; as well as the completion?of a documentary film about his career entitled Waiting for My Real Life, named for one of his best known solo recordings.?Now finding himself in the unprecedented place of having both ’80s fame and indie credibility.


Playing Days
Saturday 20th April, 2019



 



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