Even if you don’t recognize the name Colin Hay, I guarantee that you have heard him. Colin is best known for his band, “Men At Work,” the Australian group that had #1 hits such as “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now” in the 1980s. Men at Work sold over 30 million albums during their existence.
Since then, the singer-songwriter has worked as a solo artist, touring the world, sometimes truly solo and other times with a band.
He has been a “Star” on several tours with the Ringo and the All-Stars ensemble, starting in 2003.
Colin has also had an acting career, performing his own songs in movies and TV shows, and even an experience in a Shakespeare touring company.
By the way, Colin is originally from Scotland, as you will quickly notice from his accent.
This interview is not about his career, although we talk about that a bit, but instead focuses on his recording experience. Colin has had his own sophisticated home studio for decades and uses his space to record his songs.
We also talk about the art of songwriting and, well, a life in music.
Here are links to a a few of Colin's songs:
“Down Under” Men At Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfmxO-HQ5rU
“Who Can It Be Now?” Men At Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuFC6ud1cAQ
“Maggie” Colin Hay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuvFz0WQ-g