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Colin Hay's America Sunshine Release Show at Largo Tomorrow Night

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Colin Hay at Largo tomorrow.
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In Hollywood, it’s all about who you know. In singer-songwriter Colin Hay’s case, he’s glad he knows Zach Braff. The Scrubs star was a Largo frequenter and a fan of Hay’s who asked the former Men at Work frontman to contribute a song to a little film he was working on called Garden State.

Hay's song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Get Over You”--which became a staple in breakup CD mixes everywhere--won Hay over a legion of new fans who probably never even heard of a Vegemite sandwich.

Fast forward five years, and we find that last month Hay released his 10th solo CD American Sunshine, and is playing a show at Largo at the Coronet tomorrow night (Sept. 3). So how have things changed?

“I’m finding that my audience is getting younger and younger,” he says during a recent phone interview. (Besides his soundtrack notoriety, Hay also made a cameo appearance on Scrubs that remains a fan favorites, and probably added to his younger demographic.) This isn’t an easy feat someone whose Men at Work CD album was released in 1981 and sold millions worldwide.

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It’s taken him awhile to find his audience, but he’s in his element in smaller venues, chatting with people after shows, signing CDs and taking pictures. However, there is one thing he does miss: “Radio play would be nice.”

"Baby Can I See You Tonight" - Colin Hay