|From the CD "Peaks and Valleys"||
Colin Hay is best known for his role as the principle songwriter and lead singer of Australian band Men At Work. Men At Work was formed in 1979 and rapidly shot to international super-stardom with their debut album, "Business as Usual". The album held the No.1 position on the US Billboard chart for 16 weeks and was No.1 on the Billboard chart and the UK charts simultaneously. Men At Work's second album, "Cargo", was also highly successful.
Between the two albums, Men At Work scored five Top Ten singles around the world and sold in excess of twelve millions albums. A Grammy and, more recently, induction into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame are testament to the contribution Men At Work have made to the music industry. In 1985 Men At Work ground to a halt and since then Colin Hay has continued writing and performing as a solo artist. Colin's first solo album, "Looking for Jack" was recorded in London in 1986 and produced by Robin Miller. It received rave reviews and still gets strong international radio airplay.
In 1990 "Wayfaring Sons" was released. This album combined Colin's Celtic acoustic heritage with a rock sound and is an absolute favourite amongst Colin's fans. "Peak and Valleys", Colin's third solo recording and his only acoustic album, was recorded live in Melbourne, Australia and released in 1991. Colin's consistent solo touring between 1991 and 1995 ensures constant demand for this exceptional album. His one man show has brought him international acclaim. Last year Colin wrote and recorded his latest album "Topanga". Released in Australia in December 1994, the album has received superb reviews and has consolidated Colin Hay's position as one of Australia's greatest singer/songwriters. Live performances in Canada, USA, Ireland and the UK followed.