Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates – APRIL/MAY 2015
Colin takes the audience on a journey, through hilarious stories and songs from an extensive catalogue, sometimes straight down the main road, and sometimes taking the twists and turns of the road less travelled. This show will have people laughing, shedding a tear, but most of all entertained. “This is not a rehearsal, this is show time, each and every moment, of each and every day. Sometime around 1991, sitting around the house, waiting for something to happen. Nothing did. Was when Colin realised that he had to make it happen…..” audiences may remember Colin accepting a Grammy award in 1983, as the lead singer, guitarist and principle songwriter of Men At Work, People may have seen and heard him play “Overkill” on Scrubs or listened to his 11 solo albums?
Audiences may have been introduced to Colin through the song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” on the soundtrack of Garden State, or watched Colin closing the Sydney Olympics with the timeless treasure “Down Under”? For those yet to be initiated, Colin Hay’s live performance is an astonishing, powerful journey.
“Hay had the crowd doubling over with laughter for what seemed like half the show. Yes, we paid to hear that pure, raspy voice sing those incredible songs, but this was like getting two shows in one.” Kevin Triebsch, The Silver Tongue.
Whether Colin is telling of a globe dominating romp with Men At Work, running concurrently with a runaway love affair with alcohol, Colin strips bare an amazing story, through the vagaries of the music industry, to the mess and glory of life in general, with exquisite comic timing and a heartfelt, wry sense of humour .
Themes of redemption and renewal come naturally to Colin Hay, who at the moment is in the midst of a remarkable renaissance. While his voice and visage are still familiar to millions, the past twenty years have found him quietly yet tenaciously re-introducing himself to new generations of fans. It has been an organic process, connecting with audiences, building momentum through constant touring, and film and television exposure.
Whether or not audiences have seen him before, there is a riveting quality about Colin’s shows, his insightful, brilliant wit, Colin is best telling a few stories, singing his songs in front of an appreciative crowd.
Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft, he only gets better with age, as a writer, storyteller and vocalist, he has never been more masterful.
“NEXT YEAR PEOPLE” Colin Hay’s new album was released February 13 2015
NEXT YEAR PEOPLE is the work of an artist who is a true master of his craft. The album is full of quizzical, curious, and cynical yet open-hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics. The album was produced by Hay and mixed by music producer and film and TV composer Chad Fischer (Lisa Loeb, Chasing Mavericks, Scandal) and includes contributions from two young highly talented musicians, San Miguel Perez and Yosmel Montejo, both of whom recently emigrated from Cuba, as well Larry Goldings on piano, Jeff Babko (Jimmy Kimmel) on B3, Charlie Paxson and Jimmy Branly on drums, Michael Georgiades on acoustic guitar, and Colin’s wife, vocalist Cecilia Noel. Some of the songs are based on Colin’s personal experiences such as “Waiting In The Rain” written about his parents and growing up in a music shop in Scotland surrounded by instruments and a constant stream o 50’s and 60’s radio hits. Others according to Colin ‘just appear from somewhere’. The title track Next Year People is a stand out composition, a stark but beautiful homage to the depression era farmers who keep going by holding on to hope that next year would be better. “They just keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I can relate, though their situation was so much more bleak.” This album is a must for all Colin Hay fans. “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.” Cicily Janus – The Huffington Post Entertainment, May 6 2013
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VICTORIA Ringwood Karralkya Centre Thursday April 23 8pm Bookings: www.karralyka.com.au or phone 9879 2933
Frankston Frankston Arts Centre Friday April 24 8pm Bookings: www.fac.com.au or phone 9784 1060
Ballarat Her Majestys Theatre Saturday April 25 8pm Bookings: www.hermaj.com or phone 03 5333 5888
Warrnambool Lighthouse Theatre Sunday April 26 7.30pm Bookings: lighthusetheatre.com or phone 5559.4999
Melbourne The Forum Wednesday May 20 8pm Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100
NEW SOUTH WALES
Newcastle Lizottes Thursday May 7 9pm Bookings: www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au or phone 4956 2206
CANBERRA The Playhouse/Canberra Theatre Thursday May 14 8pm Bookings: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or Phone 6275 2700
BYRON BAY Byron Theatre Sunday May 17 7pm Bookings: www.byroncentre.com.au or Phone 6685 6807
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SYDNEY Enmore Theatre Saturday May 9 9.30pm Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849 or Enmore Theatre 9550 3666
Brisbane The Tivoli Friday May 15 8pm Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100
Toowoomba Empire Theatre Saturday May 16 8pm Bookings: www.empiretheatre.com.au or phone 1800 655 29
Perth Regal Theatre Saturday May 23 8pm Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849
Margaret River Colonial Brewery Sunday May 24 8pm
NEW ZEALAND COMEDY FESTIVAL Auckland Skycity Theatre Friday May 1 7pm
Skycity Theatre Saturday May 2 7pm
Wellington Hannah Playhouse Monday May 4 8.30pm
Hannah Playhouse Tuesday May 5 8.30pm
Release ID: 78601