He first grabbed the world’s attention as the lead vocalist for “Men at Work,” the Australian band that was a worldwide hit in the early 1980s. The band broke up quickly, and Colin Hay has been a solo act ever since. In fact, a new generation knows him more because of the “Garden State” soundtrack than from “Men at Work!” Hay talks to producer Susan Wallner about his love of music and his current world tour, playing music from three decades to a fan base that continues to grow. On June 1, he’ll be at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, NJ.


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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.