RIP Garry Shandling 3/24/16

“It’s a sad, grey day. Shandling was a comic genius, that is clear and true. When he called me and asked if I’d be on his show, I was very excited. The Larry Sanders Show was, and still is my favourite American TV show. I was happy to be part of just one episode. I feel an emptiness from the news of his passing. Someone important has gone. I really wish he was still here. I didn’t know him well, but he visited me on occasions. Once I heard him shout from the top of my driveway, “Are you sick, someone said you had the flu, I’ll talk to you from up here”. Occasionally he would call and carry on the conversation we had, from a couple of years before. I’ll miss that, and a lot more.” – Colin

Read Billboard Magazine’s tribute with quotes from Chris Isaak and Colin at
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7272604/chris-isaak-men-at-work-colin-hay-garry-shandling and watch the video of Colin’s March 22, 1998 appearance below.

Colin announced in Winnipeg Folk Festival Lineup!

Colin Hay will be playing the 2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival! Can’t wait to see you in July. ‪#‎FolkFestHappy‬

Check out the full festival lineup at www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca

Updated Ticket Links for London Show on April 30th!

We are incredibly sorry to report that due to difficulties with our original promoter in London we have been forced to change promoters, however the venue (Union Chapel) and day (April 30th) remain the same.

This means that any tickets previously purchased via SEE Tickets will not be charged a rebooking fee, however this does not apply to any others.

Please follow this link to do just that.

http://www.seetickets.com/event/colin-hay/union-chapel/961595?OfferCode=COLINHAY2016

LIVE Painting from John Bukaty in New Orleans up for auction

colin live painting

John Bukaty Studio / Gallery is a live painter who often comes to Colin’s show. Last night he painted this wonderful piece during the show at the House of Blues New Orleans and is now auctioning it online for charity!

Send him your bids if you’re interested in having this art in your home.

FOR SALE: THIS PAINTING WAS PAINTED ON STAGE WITH COLIN HAY AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES 1/26/2016. 36″x48″ acrylic. 50% of…

Posted by John Bukaty on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Colin Hay & Bill Burr at Largo

colin hay bill burr

I was a guest on Greg Behrandt’s show at Largo last week, and Bill Burr played drums with me on Who Can It Be Now? — He was excellent too!
He just gave me a mention on his podcast, check it out below!

Watch Colin’s performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Thanks to all who tuned in to watch Colin perform on the Tonight show! It was a fantastic performance indeed!

Here is what Colin had to say about the evening:
“I’d like to thank Mr Fallon for having me on his show, and QuestLove and the Roots band, for making my dear old song sound so special. I loved it.”

Watch the performance of “Overkill” with The Roots here:

Watch the solo performance of “Next Year People” here:

Colin Performs on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 13th!

Tune in next Wednesday, January 13, 2016, and see Colin perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - he will be performing “Overkill” with The Roots!

colin fallon

Flanagan’s World

flanny

I attended quite a posh function the other night, and I ran into an extremely talented writer/performer. I congratulated him on all his success. He was gracious and then said, and I’m not quoting here, well Colin if all else fails, we’ve always got Largo, because more then anything else, we’re quite good Largo acts.

I first met Flanagan around 1990, just as I’d been dropped by MCA Records. It was the end of my decade long affair with major record label hoopla. He’d just opened the old Largo on Fairfax. He asked me to play there, which of course I did, again and again. Rosy cheeked Jon Brion would come down and accompany me on whatever he felt like, and they, were magic nights. I saw so many brilliant performers over the years, Mitch Hedberg, Elliot Smith, Aimee Mann, Sarah Silverman to name a few, and watched the development of the genius of Andy Prieboy’s “White Trash Wins Lotto”.

My favorite part of playing the old Largo was when I’d finish playing, and Flanagan would walk me round the block to the back of the club, chatting nonsense the whole way.

Things change, Largo moved to La Cienega, and is now, if you’ve just come out of a coma, Largo at the Coronet. It’s still the same, because Flanagan still owns it. It’s Flanagan’s world, and I’m more than happy to drop into it from time to time. I’m there on December 13th, you should come, I’m quite good you know.

Tour continues with some great reviews from the Press!

Colin’s tour across the Northeast has been gaining steam! Check out a few of the many great reviews we’ve seen. For a full list of press head over to http://www.colinhay.com/press/

To find out if Colin is coming to your city or a city near you check out the tour page at http://www.colinhay.com/tour/

NEO Music Scene

Kind words from NEO Music Scene who attended the show in Cleveland!

The church itself is a lovely venue, as Brian notes, “…a hundred year old Episcopalian church is quickly becoming the best place in Northeast Ohio to hear some of your favorite ’80s bands.”

Isthmus

Fantastic article from Isthmus!!

Join Colin Hay at the The Barrymore Theatre for a special ‪#‎Halloween‬ show that, “Well, let’s just intimate that the show may be a little more frightening than usual.”

Sing Out Loud Series

Get to know Colin Hay in this week’s episode and catch him live at thePonte Vedra Concert Hall on Jan 31! Tickets available now at http://bit.ly/1dWWtxd!

Colin performed deep within the Anastasia State Park. It was a scorching hot day but that didn’t stop Mr. Hay from captivating us with his voice and his stories.

 

Cecilia Noël’s latest album, Havana Rocks, is out on vinyl Oct. 23rd!

havana rocks

Cecilia Noël’s latest album, Havana Rocks, is out on vinyl Oct. 23rd! This album was originally released in September 2014, but has come back with a vinyl pressing for those of you who love the warm sound of vinyl!

You can pre-order the album today on Amazon and get it as soon as it’s released!

Order on Amazon here!