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Colin Hay – Enmore Theatre
February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+11
Colin returns to Australia with his US Band – on guitar, tres and vocals, Cuban, San Miguel Perez, with fellow Cuban, Yosmel Montejo, on bass and vocals – Scheila Gonzalez on keyboard, flute, sax and vocals – Cecilia Noel, percussion and vocals – and Jimmy Branly on drums. This smorgasbord of international flavours, added to MAW and Colin Hay songs, will delight audiences with Latin infused rhythms and sweet harmonies.
Colin Hay said, “Of course I am excited to be coming down to Australia, and playing both new and old songs, in the heat of the summer in January and February. How could I not be, I will be accompanied by my LA based band of immigrants, hailing from Cuba, Guatemala and Peru. By now it’s more or less a family affair, and they are my favourite people, both to play and tour with. Step out and come see us, you won’t regret it.”
Scottish born singer-songwriter Colin Hay may be best known as the frontman for Australian hit makers Men at Work, but he has received renewed acclaim for his troubadour-style solo career. His latest album, Fierce Mercy, finds him at the top of his game. Alongside the thoughtful storytelling in his songs, Hay’s shows are peppered with hilarious anecdotes from his, often surreal, experiences in the world of rock music.
“Hay masterfully attaches shimmering diamonds of hope and happiness to a backdrop of omnipotent bleakness, a combination familiar throughout his extensive body of work.” —Nashville Scene
2016 was something of a breakout year for this career artist, that included performances on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and ABC’s Greatest Hits; sharing the stage with Of Monsters and Men, Milk Carton Kids, Choir Choir Choir!, Kings of Leon; being publicly cited as an influence by artists as distinct as James Hetfield of Metallica, Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, Troy Sanders of Mastodon, and The Infamous Stringdusters; as well as the completion of a documentary film about his career entitled Waiting for My Real Life, named for one of his best known solo recordings. Now finding himself in the unprecedented place of having both ’80s fame and indie credibility, it’s possible that Hay has delivered the defining album of his solo career with Fierce Mercy.
“Fierce Mercy is fiercely good stuff indeed.” LA Short & Sweet Music Reviews – Ralph Greco Supporting Colin’s band, Alice Skye, a raw, inspired and mature beyond her 22 years, Wergaia woman who made national headway with her debut single ‘You Are The Mountains’. Alice was a finalist in the Triple J Unearthed NIMA competition and named one of the 5 new Indigenous artist you need to hear. She is launching her new album ‘Friends With Feelings’.