Born in Scotland, Colin Hay moved with his family as a teenager to Australia, where he first came to international fame with seminal ’80s hitmakers Men At Work. While the band would reach the heights of stardom—they took home a GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist and sold more than 30 million records worldwide on the strength of #1 singles like “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under”.
Over the course of his remarkable solo career, Hay developed a reputation as a gifted raconteur with serious comedy chops, and his frequent appearances at LA’s Largo club helped garner him a legion of fans in the entertainment world. On top of his rigorous schedule as a solo artist, Hay has also managed to tour the world several times over with Ringo Starr & His All–Star Band, release an audiobook of Aesop’s Fables, star in the award-winning documentary Waiting For My Real Life, and even provide the voice for Fergus Flamingo in Disney’s The Wild.
Colin Hay performs with Lazlo Bane, an American alt-rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1995 by drummer-turned-singer Chad Fischer. The group has been recording, touring, and making videos together for 25 years. Their first LP, 11 Transistor, released by Almo Sounds/Geffen in 1996, included a cover of Men at Work’s “Overkill” and featured Colin Hay as a guest vocal.