When the world at large was first introduced to Colin Hay in the early ’80s, the chameleon-eyed vocalist was extolling the virtues of Vegemite and mugging shamelessly in charmingly entertaining videos with his band, Men at Work.
Unfortunately, Men at Work had a fairly short run, folding after 1985’s successful Two Hearts. Hay began a solo career almost immediately and his work has been consistently good, particularly 2002’s Company of Strangers and 2007’s Are You Lookin’ at Me? His latest, American Sunshine, will be released in August.
And Hay is still mugging, if a little more subtly, after all these years — along the way he started his own label. The name? Lazy Eye.
He plays the Southgate House with Peter Mulvey. Get show details and Sound Advice here.