In 1978, Hay met Ron Strykert and the men began playing acoustic music as a duo.Hay and Strykert formed the core of the band Men at Work, with Hay on vocals, guitar and keyboards, and Strykert, on guitar, vocals and bass guitar.Hay contributed music to the TV series Scrubs in the course of a number of episodes, including on-camera performances.In Episode 1 of Season 2 he performs an acoustic version of the Men at Work-hit "Overkill" and he also makes an appearance in "My Hard Labor" Hay released his 10th album, "American Sunshine", on 18 August 2009 on Compass Records.In 2009, Hay's former group, Men at Work, was named in a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement by Larrikin Music, which owns the rights to the "Kookaburra" song.Larrikin Music claims that part of a flute riff from the band's 1981 single "Down Under" was copied from "Kookaburra" originally written by a music teacher, Marion Sinclair, who died in 1988.10 on the Australian Kent Music Report in December.Following the break-up of Men at Work in 1985, Hay released several major label solo albums, including Looking for Jack (Columbia) and Wayfaring Sons (MCA), to fluctuating commercial success.
He has also been a member of Ringo Starr's eighth and tenth All-Starr Bands.
Proceeds were forwarded to the Donor Family Network, supporting organ donor families and promoting organ and tissue donation.
The single is available on i Tunes with a bonus music video tribute to Best.
He continues to perform regularly, including playing some folk venues.
On 13 February 2009, former Men at Work band member Ron Strykert was arrested for allegedly making death threats against Hay.
I'd play to a hundred people or sometimes less." In 2004 he contributed to the Garden State soundtrack with his solo song "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You".