Colin Hay is an Australian-Scottish musician born June 29, 1953 in Kilwinning. He was the singer of the Australian group Men at Work during the 1980s before embarking on a solo career.
Colin Hay was born in Scotland but emigrated to Australia at age 14 with his family. In 1978, Hay meets Ron Strykert and the two men form a duo of acoustic music. Shortly thereafter, they form the group Men at Work, with Jerry Speiser (en) (percussions ), John Rees (bassist) and Greg Ham (flutist, saxophonist). The band released their first album Business as Usual in 1981.
After the dissolution of Men at Work in 1985, Hay released several solo albums, including Looking for Jack. en) and Wayfaring Sounds (en) , which have some commercial success . In 2002, Hay appears in the episode My exaggeration of the television series Scrubs (season 2 episode 1) where he plays Overkill, a success of the band Men at Work. In 2004 he contributes to the soundtrack of the movie Garden State directed by Zach Braff with the song I Just Do not Think I'll Ever Get Over You (in) , and Cane's songs from his repertoire. He has also been a member of the 8> and 10> Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band and is the author of the song What's My Name from the 2019 album of the same name.