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Tuesday Tune: ‘Who Can It Be Now?’ by Colin Hay

November 24, 2015
Men at Work vocalist Colin Hay coming to McGlohon Theater February 10!

Men at Work vocalist Colin Hay plays at McGlohon Theater Feb. 10!

Raise your hand if you miss music from the ’80s! We thought so. Well get excited Charlotte, because we’re bringing Men at Work’s Colin Hay to McGlohon Theater in February!

Familiar to millions as the front man, songwriter and vocalist for pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history. But since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful “Man at Work,” and has recently announced the release of his new album “Next Year People” on Compass Records.

“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 Chad Fischer (Chasing Mavericks, Ice Age 3, Lisa Loeb) and includes contributions from two young Cuban musicians, San Miguel Perez and Yosmel Montejo, as well as Larry Goldings on piano, Jeff Babko ( from “Jimmy Kimmel”) on B3, and Colin’s wife, vocalist Cecilia Noel.

Over the past 15 years, Hay has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out theaters and listening rooms across the U.S. and around the world and introducing himself to a new generation of fans in the process. “I started off playing acoustic; it’s my natural game, if you will,” he said. “It’s the point I started from and may well be the point I end with. It’s always what I return to.”

The frequent use of Hay’s music in TV and film has proven the timeless appeal of his songs, which can be heard on hit shows such as “Scrubs,” on which he has made several cameo appearances, “Army Wives” and “Modern Family; as well as the hit soundtrack to the film Garden State and the recently released Words and Pictures.

Check out this 1982 performance of Colin Hay in Men at Work:

Join us for Colin Hay on Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in McGlohon TheaterCLICK HERE to get your tickets now!

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