R.I.P. Chrissy Amphlett (The Divinyls)
From Neil: RIP Chrissy Amphlett, what an amazing voice she had. We sang “Money” together at the Myer Music Bowl years ago – a treasured memory.
So They Can: 12/4/13 setlist & photos
The benefit show on April 12th for So They Can went well, says Neil, “with many dancers and a young man called Vaughan played a piano solo on Weather With You.” Over $125,000 was raised. Even the setlist was auctioned… which is why it’s taken a while to post it
Very sad to hear that Dave McArtney has died. He was a lovely, warm hearted, intelligent man and wrote some classic songs… He will be much missed. – Neil Finn In this clip from New Zealand television in 1978, Dave sings Hello Sailor’s biggest hit, Gutter Black.
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Tha Nineez – Colt 45’s EE TEE SEE (Split Enz demos 1978)
Time for a Ninee Neez Up! Tha Nineez – Colt 45’s EE TEE SEE is a new compilation of restored home demos and preserved jams taped in 1978 by then twenty year old Neil Finn with Split Enz percussionist Noel Crombie. A few of these Nineez recordings debuted on nilfun.net
Finns in News Ltd’s Top 10 Australian singers poll
In a poll run by News Ltd, more than 100 Australian singers and musicians voted for their favourite Australian singers of all time. Neil and Tim Finn (New Zealanders, yes, but they spent many years based in Australia) were placed together at #10. “The Voice” himself, John Farnham, was voted
One from the archives, 1999: Early adopter and tech-geek Neil Finn testing an iPad prototype. He said it was difficult to type on.