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Who is Roy Hay? Early Life and Career

Net Worth $4 Million
ProfessionMusician, Guitarist
Date of Birth12 of August 1961

Roy Hay is a famous English guitarist-keyboardist with Culture Club, a band of the 1980s fronted by Boy George. He was born on the 12 of August 1961, in Southend, Essex, England.

Roy fell in love with music from an early age and began to practice to play the piano from the age of 5.

He cites the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, and Led Zeppelin as some of his biggest musical influences.

He became famous after joining the musical band Culture Club back in the early ’80s and later replacing one of the band’s founding member Johnny Suede in 1981.

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According to the “Culture Club” episode the VH-1 series Behind the Music, Hay assisted Boy George in giving up heroin.

After his removal from the group, the singer suffered the painful withdrawal symptoms closely attended by Hay in his Essex home.

Meanwhile, after much time with the band, Hay went on to form another band known as This Way Up, and they released three singles in 1987 titled: “Tell Me Why”, “If I Can’t Have You” and “Louise”.

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This was followed by an album titled ‘Feeling Good About It’ released in some European countries and in Japan in 1987.

However, of all the songs released by Hay’s new band, only one single, “Tell Me Why” made it to the UK Singles Chart and only lasted for a week at number 72 spot.

In 1989, Hay decided to make a move to Los Angeles, the U.S where he wrote for and produced young artists and bands for Sony Music.

And from there, he dived into commercial composing and sound design with his own company Haywired Music.

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Moving on, Hay later found success in Hollywood, California as a composer. He worked with fellow composer Hans Zimmer to compose the music for a series directed by Robert Altman, as well as the music for Cracker and for Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.

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Furthermore, in 1998, Hay was reunited with the three original members of the band Culture Club and together, they recorded a new album released the same year.

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When interviewed by Rolling Stone, Hay described his time apart from Culture Club as a healing process stating that;

“There was obviously a bit of a healing process that needed to happen between Jon [Moss] and George. They hadn’t really spoken to each other in quite a while”.

Furthermore, Hay would go on to describe the tour as;

“Older and wiser…We’ve all been through some good and bad times since the band. I think we’ve all grown up a bit”.

Personal Life

Roy was married to Alison Green but the two are currently divorced. They met at the beginning of his career with Culture Club and married in 1982.

LINCOLN, 19 August 2016: Roy Hay, guitar player with Culture Club, performing at Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s summer concert series. near Sacramento, California.

The couple had a child named Sunny born in 1986. Roy and Alison had issues in their marriage and both separated in 1995 before finalizing their divorce in 2005.

Roy Hay Net Worth

The English guitarist/keyboardist, Roy Hay has done well thus far in his career which has seen his net worth grown significantly over the years.

As of 2019, Roy Hay has an estimated net worth of $4 Million. An amount he accrued throughout his career as a professional guitarist/keyboardist.

However, additional information as regards his cars, houses, and investments are unavailable but we will update soon.

Facts about Roy George

  • His musical influences are Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, and Led Zeppelin.
  • He replaced founding member Johnny Suede in 1981
  • Roy Hay’s Zodiac Sign is Leo

Filmography Feature In

  • Culture Club: Live At Wembley: World Tour 2016
  • Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity
  • Culture Club Live At The Royal Albert Hall 20th Anniversary Concert
  • Culture Club: A Kiss Across the Ocean

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