Neil Finn Biography

Neil Mullane Finn OBE (born 27 May 1958) is a New Zealand recording artist. Along with his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz, a project that he joined after it was initially founded by Tim Finn and others, and is now frontman for Crowded House. He has also recorded several successful solo albums and assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide project; contributor Ed O'Brien, also guitarist for Radiohead, has hailed Finn as popular music's "most prolific writer of great songs".

Finn rose to prominence in the late 1970s with Split Enz and wrote the successful songs "One Step Ahead", "History Never Repeats", "I Got You" and "Message to My Girl", among others. Finn rose from prominence to international fame after Split Enz broke up in 1984. While his brother Tim Finn left for England, Neil was the founder of Crowded House with Split Enz's final drummer Paul Hester in 1985. The group achieved international success in 1987 when they released the single "Don't Dream It's Over", written by Neil Finn.

He ended Crowded House in 1996 to embark upon what was to become a moderately successful solo career, and has released two albums with his brother Tim under the title the Finn Brothers. In 2006, following the death of Hester, Finn reformed Crowded House (adding Beck's former drummer Matt Sherrod) and released their first studio album in over 13 years, Time on Earth, and the band began a world tour. In 2010, Finn commenced another world tour with Crowded House in support of their 2010 release, Intriguer. In February 2014 Finn released his third solo album "Dizzy Heights."

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Neil Finn, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway cover The Beatles during intimate London gig

Radiohead and Crowded House collective bring their 7 Worlds Collide project to the UK

  • Aug 12, 2009

FINN BROTHERS SPEAK ABOUT HESTER

Neil Finn speaks about the loss of Paul Hester...

  • Jul 13, 2005

'ONE NIL' - BUT IT'S NOT OVER YET!

The former Crowded House mainman also gets set to release a live album...

  • Oct 30, 2001

THE 'HOLE' STORY

The bonus tracks on 'Hole In The Ice' features songs the all-star band recorded in Auckland earlier this year...

  • Aug 30, 2001

NEIL FINN TEAMS UP WITH THE AUDIENCE!

The star performs three 'Band Of Strangers' nights across the UK next month...

  • Jul 9, 2001

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Ideal of My Dreams

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Neil Finn Reviews

Neil Finn : One Nil

Neil Finn : One Nil

Evil from inadvisable start to merciful finish.

  • Apr 9, 2001

Neil Finn : Wherever You Are

A subtly beautiful tune and some typically memorable wordsmithery

  • Mar 21, 2001

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