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Who Can It Be Onstage Now: Colin Hay

Note: This essay was written to preview a March 2020 Colin Hay show; due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour was cancelled (or at least rescheduled to 2021). Men at Work scored international success with their MTV-era hit, “Who Can It Be Now.” That song was part of an impressive string of hits from the

Album Mini-review: Colin Hay — Fierce Mercy

File next to: Men at Work, David Gray, Paul Kelly Colin Hay long ago left behind the bouncy pop of Men at Work, though his solo releases are every bit as warm and inviting. Hay possesses a voice that suggests an effortless ability to convey the emotion in his story-songs. Recorded in Nashville, Fierce Mercy

Colin Hay: Man Still at Work with “Next Year People”

Anyone who came of age in the early 1980s – anyone who ever watched MTV back when they showed music videos, for that matter – is familiar with Men at Work. Fronted by the engaging Colin Hay, the Australian pop-rock group was a fixture of the music video era, and their catchy pop tunes earned

Album Review: Colin Hay — Man @ Work

If you’re a pop music listener of a certain age, you remember Men at Work. Smiling, photogenic darlings of early MTV, they broke through in that early period of the cable channel, a time when – because the major labels and artists didn’t yet take music video seriously – a raft of new pop acts