Col Joye AM [Colin Jacobsen]
Col Joye is an Australian show business phenomenon and a ‘name’ that is legendary in the Australian entertainment industry. He was the first Australian pop music artist to have a national number one single with successive number one hits and was the first to appear on the American Billboard music chart. Col recorded 15 Top10 albums and was the first inductee into the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. He has received numerous platinum, gold, and silver albums and hundreds of other industry awards including Australian television’s Logie Award for Australia’s Most Popular Television Performer. He has toured extensively throughout Australia and his concert performances are guaranteed sell-outs. Col involves himself with sound design and music development of the Jacobsen Group musicals and has produced all the cast recordings including the ARIA winning albums SHOUT! and Long Way to the Top. Col was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to music and charity which was presented by the Governor General of Australia on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. Col was chosen to run with the Olympic Torch as part of the Sydney Olympic celebrations and was recently honoured by having his own postage stamp.