A founding member of Men At Work—the chart-topping band that received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1983—singer-songwriter Colin Hay is most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.
Using his gift for expressing struggle in a way that resonates with a wide variety of people, Hay's solo works have garnered him a devoted fanbase, which kept growing after his songs were featured on television shows like Scrubs as well as in the critically acclaimed movie, Garden State. Now finding himself in the unprecedented place of having both 80s fame and indie credibility, Hay has delivered the defining album of his solo career, Fierce Mercy.