Diary

  • The Age interview

    Melbourne’s The Age published an interview with Neil this week: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/culture-neil-finn-20121227-2bwrq.html

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  • Neil Finn and Paul Kelly Christmas Message

  • More Hobbit photos & interviews

    At last, we have a few photos of Neil performing at The Hobbit World Premiere in Wellington on November 28th. See Photos – Neil Solo. Speaking of The Hobbit, this week Neil was interviewed by CBS Local and Entertainment Weekly about “Song Of The Lonely Mountain”. And both Neil and

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  • The Hobbit production diary #10

    Neil and his band of hairy men (and the lovely Victoria) appear briefly in The Hobbit Production Diary #10. Featuring “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from their performance at the film’s World Premiere in Wellington.  

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  • Neil in the media 7th-14th December 2012

    In the paper today… and on the radio and the web… Neil was interviewed about The Hobbit on ABC Radio National Breakfast, Friday December 7th. Click here to listen or download. “Song of The Lonely Mountain”, Neil’s end credit song from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has made the shortlist

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  • Happy 40th Anniversary to Split Enz

    On the 10th of December, 1972, Split Ends (as they were spelled then) performed their first gig at Auckland’s Wynyard Tavern. There is no audio or visual record of this night but we do have the next best thing: television footage from a year later which hasn’t been seen at

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  • Photos from The Hobbit World Premiere

    In addition to the images shown here, Photos/Neil Solo has a couple of photos from last week’s The Hobbit World Premiere preparations. More pix coming soon. Neil’s band members on the day were Liam Finn, Elroy Finn, Victoria Kelly, Connan Mockasin, Jimmy, Tom Callwood, Luke Buda, Sam Scott and Will

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  • The Finn Brothers – Live In Concert 13 Dec 2012

    Tickets are still available for this special event. The Finn Brothers play live in concert to raise funds in support of the True Colours Charitable Trust. Date:   Thursday 13 December 2012 Venue:   St Paul’s Collegiate, Hukanui Road, Hamilton, New Zealand Time:  8.30pm doors open at 7.30pm Tickets:  

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  • Australian Tour 2013 – New date added

    LIVE SHOW INFORMATION Neil Finn & Paul Kelly Australia Tour 2013 16 February 2013 / Melbourne / Palais Theatre / with Lisa Mitchell 18 February 2013 / Melbourne / Palais Theatre / with Lisa Mitchell 19 February 2013 / Melbourne / Palais Theatre / with Lisa Mitchell 20 February 2013

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  • The Hobbit World Premiere – webcast

    Neil Finn and his band performed a half hour set at the start of the World Premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Wellington, New Zealand, on November 28th, 2012. Hope you were able to join us here for the live webcast. The setlist was: History Never Repeats I

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  • Neil’s interview on Newstalk ZB

    Neil Finn spoke recently to Newstalk ZB’s Andrew Dickens about his upcoming song to be featured in the film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, an update on his son Liam, solo records and his tour with Paul Kelly. http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/player/ondemand/2017573237-neil-finn-talks-to-andrew-dickens

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  • The Finn Brothers – Live In Concert 13 Dec 2012

    The Finn Brothers play live in concert to raise funds in support of the True Colours Charitable Trust. Date:   Thursday 13 December 2012 Venue:   St Paul’s Collegiate, Hukanui Road, Hamilton, New Zealand Time:  8.30pm doors open at 7.30pm Tickets:   $99.00 Tickets available now at truecolours.org.nz  

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  • The Hobbit – from Neil

    I was very happy to be asked to co-write Song Of The Lonely Mountain as the end credit song for the new Hobbit movie. This is now able to be listened to at Rollingstone.com. I was asked to write new lyrics for and expand on a theme, sung by the

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  • Message To Our First Visitors

    Welcome, good people, to a website which has been a long time coming. I did some serious flirting with the internet back in 2001 on a site called Nilfun where we assembled musical games, art pieces, curious bits of nostalgia and flights of fancy. We also did some memorable webcasts

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