Colin was pleased to contribute vocals to the new Ringo Starr/United Nations track “Now The Time Has Come”, a moving anthem to commemorate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, recognized annually on September 21. Co-written with producer Bruce Sugar, “Now The Time Has Come”, with verses sung by Richard Page, Colin Hay and Billy Valentine, the record also features backing vocals from social media superstars Christian Collins, Maddi Jane, Casey McPherson, James Maslow and Wesley Stromberg.
“I worked on this record with Peace & Love,” said Ringo. “It was a joy to be part of this project.”
Have you ever wondered how to play one of Colin’s most recognizable songs? Of course you have! Colin’s fans have been asking for years on how to achieve the sound of Overkill at home.
And now Colin gives you a step-by-step tutorial in this EXCLUSIVE video (available exclusively first to subscribers of Colin’s email list). Enjoy, and let us know what other songs you’d like to see in the future.
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Colin joins ABC’s Greatest Hits for their 2-hour LIVE season Finale tonight at 9/8c! Tune in to see Colin and other musical icons from 1980-2015, including Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Smash Mouth, Sheryl Crow and more!
“Greatest Hits” is a new music series featuring hit-makers of the ’80′s, 90′s, and 2000′s. Each episode highlights a five year period celebrating the biggest hits from that time, hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini.
Here’s a sneak peak photo of Colin from tonight’s dress rehearsal!
Colin Performs on Jimmy Kimmel this Thursday July 21st!
As a follow-up to his standout performance during “Mashup Mondays” with Of Monsters and Men, Colin will appear solo this Thursday, July 21st to play the song “If I Had Been a Better Man” from his album Next Year People.
As you can see from the row of lockers behind me, it’s ever so glamorous out here on the road.
I have a week or two of shows left before heading home. I think I have a very interesting batch of new songs in various stages of completion, which will be released, again through Compass Records, all going well, next March.
I’d like to thank you for your continued support all these years, and for telling your friends to come to a show, or pick up some music.
I have to go now and practice some scales, which I did not do nearly enough of, when I was young.
The A.V. Club was already thrilled this year when Colin Hay stopped by to perform “Overkill” by his old band Men At Work, as a special treat for our Undercover video series. But now, we’ve got something just as exciting: A video premiere for his new single “Mr. Grogan” that managed to somehow pull Cuba’s greatest living animation genius out of retirement. As a birthday present, Hay’s wife Cecilia managed to get in touch with Juan Padrón, the internationally acclaimed animator who garnered cult fame for his film Vampires In Havana. The director, who received Cuba’s National Film Award in 2008, has largely been in retirement in recent years, but agreed to create the video for this song off Hay’s latest album,Next Year People. Padrón’s simple but distinctive style makes for an ideal illustration of the story from “Mr. Grogan,” of the relationship between an older man and his loyal labradoodle.
Colin Hay will be on tour throughout July and August, as well as the beginning of 2017. Tickets are available for most dates.
It’s been said that live bands are an endangered species. This one is alive and well, and fronted by Colin Hay, a singer/songwriter, storyteller. He made musical history with Grammy winning Men At Work in the olden times of the 80′s. He will entertain you with tales of his incredibly glamorous life on the road. Quickly followed by the not so glamorous. But now, with the sheen of renewal, he and his band, who hail from the streets of Philadelphia, the dusty air of Lima Peru, and the deep musical landscape of Castro’s Cuba, will take you on a journey. From the bracing shore of Saltcoats and far off Down Under, across the Pacific to the City of Angels. You will throw your head back and laugh, you may even become a little misty eyed, but you’ll be glad you came. Come see this band in their natural habitat.