RIP Stevie Wright and Lemmy
From Neil’s Twitter posts yesterday: RIP Stevie Wright , he created musical magic that lives on And today: dawn check in, Montreal 1981 with Split Enz , a tour bus pulls up outside , Its Motorhead. Lemmy emerges like a marauding Viking, leapfrogs the reception desk and kisses the receptionist
Birds and Words for Xmas
Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 2016
Neil Finn will be playing in Colorado, USA, at the 43rd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Further details about this June 2016 event are at https://www.bluegrass.com/telluride and there’s a good news article at telluridenews.com
Kiwis On Board – Auckland 23/1/16
SPECIAL CONCERT TO WELCOME REFUGEE SETTLEMENT IN NZ 60 million people in the world have no place to call home. 4.5 million of them are Syrians Imagine if every New Zealander was forced to flee our country. Kiwis On Board and Diva the Agency are thrilled to welcome the first
The Fading Symphony
Things didn’t go quite to plan when Tim Minchin sang “Don’t Dream It’s Over” with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Visit thefadingsymphony.com and support MND Australia.
Late Night Big Breakfast
This week on ‘Late Night Big Breakfast’ things get funky with special guest Neil Finn! Check out the brand new episode (#3) of Late Night Big Breakfast on Tuesday December 8th!
Neil on Periscope
Neil’s latest Periscope broadcast takes as for a swing around his home studio. Available to view for 24 hours only!
Gentle Hum – live in Auckland video
“Gentle Hum”, performed at the Auckland Town Hall in July 2015. Recorded and mixed by Andre Upston. Video by Kontent, directed by Simon Mark-Brown. Listen here to RNZ’s one hour archived stream of the concert.
Goin’ Your Way (Highlights) – vinyl out today
Released today for Black Friday Record Store Day in the US: Neil Finn and Paul Kelly on translucent yellow vinyl! Going’ Your Way (Highlights) features ten tracks from the acclaimed 2CD set and is only available in independent record stores. The double CD, previously issued in Australia and NZ, will
Neil tweeted today “window shopping at Sharondelier , the best shop in Auckland . I had to get Mick to stand downhill.”
A Summer’s Tale
The programme has just been announced for next year’s A Summer’s Tale festival in Germany. Neil Finn will be playing at the festival of art and music live in the green, held in Lumühlen, August 10th-13th 2016. Sigur Rós, Glen Hansard, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Heather Nova and many others will
Don’t Dream It’s Over – solo with strings video
From Neil Finn’s “Solo with strings” concert at the Auckland Town Hall in July, here’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’. Recorded and mixed by Andre Upston. Video by Kontent, directed by Simon Mark-Brown. String arrangement by Victoria Kelly. Listen here to RNZ’s one hour archived stream of the concert.
Edible Flowers – solo with strings video
From Neil Finn’s “Solo with strings” concert at the Auckland Town Hall in July, here’s ‘Edible Flowers’. Recorded and mixed by Andre Upston. Video by Kontent, directed by Simon Mark-Brown. String arrangement by Tony Visconti. Listen here to RNZ’s one hour archived stream of the concert.
Neil’s induction speech for The Exponents
At last night’s NZ Music Awards, The Exponents were inducted by Neil into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. Watch Neil’s speech here.
Solo With Strings – Radio broadcast and videos
Updated 30/11/15 Neil Finn’s recent “Solo with strings” Auckland concert was broadcast on RNZ National’s Music 101 on Saturday. Listen here to the one hour archived stream. Here are a few tasters with bonus visuals. Recorded and mixed by Andre Upston. Video by Kontent, directed by Simon Mark-Brown. ‘One Step
Nick Alexander RIP
Neil , Nick, Mark and Matt send their love and best thoughts to the family and friends of Nick Alexander RIP who toured with Crowded House through Europe in 2007 . We played this song every night on that tour . From Nick Seymour: A harrowing day spent hearing punter
Jesse Sheehan – Girl (If you are who you say you are)
Jesse Sheehan – Girl (If you are who you say you are) Produced by Neil Finn Engineered by Andrew Everding Mastered by Bob Ludwig Video Directed by Anthony Plant
Enzology Episode 10 – See Ya ‘Round
In the final Enzology podcast, Neil, Tim, Eddie, Noel, Nigel and Paul look back at 1984 when the Enz ended with a bang. Includes a look at the writing process behind the hit song “I Walk Away”. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/enzology/ep10 Team NF
Everyone Is Here – fans’ stories about Neil Finn
An update from our friends on the “Everyone Is Here” Facebook page about their book project, filled with your stories about Neil Finn. Dear friends, You have probably been wondering what has been going on with our book. Well, here is an update! But please bear in mind that this
Enzology part 9 – Conflicting Emotions
Tales of Conflicting Emotions in episode 9 of Enzology – The Story of Split Enz. Contains rare tapes from the band’s archives and interviews with Neil Finn, Paul Hester, Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner, Nigel Griggs, Noel Crombie and more. Download the podcast at http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/enzology/ep09
So They Can 23-10-15 setlist
Setlist from the So They Can Annual Dinner last night: Distant Sun Won’t Give In Fall At Your Feet Message To My Girl Something So Strong I Got You Weather With You You Really Got Me Throw Your Arms Around Me Don’t Dream It’s Over Team NF Photo courtesy of
Neil Finn + Paul Kelly – Goin’ Your Way worldwide release & yellow vinyl sampler
NEIL FINN + PAUL KELLY’S DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM, GOIN’ YOUR WAY, GETS AN AMERICAN RELEASE VIA OMNIVORE RECORDINGS ON DECEMBER 11 The superstar collaboration presents favorites from Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Split Enz and the Messengers. Album charted Top 5 and certified gold in Australia. Two of New
Crowded House – Anthem
Listen to “Anthem” by Crowded House, released exclusively on the limited edition Help Is Coming 7″ vinyl single. Purchase the record here, (EDIT, Nov 2015: SOLD OUT AT VF EDITIONS- but we hope to offer a few copies soon on Neil’s Webstore here) or download the song “Help Is Coming”
Christchurch Isaac Theatre Royal setlist and review 14-10-15
The setlist from Neil’s Solo With Strings concert at Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal last night: ONLY TALKING SENSE FALL AT YOUR FEET LAST DAY OF JUNE MESSAGE DISTANT SUN DIVE BOMBER EDIBLE FLOWERS BETTER THAN TV GOLDEN CHILD ONE STEP DON’T DREAM IMPRESSIONS WHITE LIES GENTLE HUM IN MY BLOOD
Wellington Opera House 13-10-15 setlist
Setlist follows for Neil Finn: Solo With Strings at Wellington Opera House, 13/10/15. So, if you’re seeing him in Christchurch on Weds 14th, LOOK AWAY! Liam Finn On Your Side Fire In Your Belly Snug As Fuck Second Chance Miracle Glance Ocean Emmanuelle Cold Feet Neil Finn Only Talking Sense
Enzology part 8 – Time and Tide
The making of “Time And Tide”, the 1982 album by Split Enz. Enzology episode 8 podcast features home demos, live versions and interviews with Tim, Neil, Nigel, Eddie and Noel. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/enzology/ep08
The Forgotten Millions Gala Dinner – Auckland 10/10/15
Join Rachel Smalley for a fabulous night of entertainment, fine food and fundraising to benefit the millions of innocent people affected by the Syrian conflict. Experience an exclusive performance by Neil Finn, hear Rachel’s tales of travels through the Middle East, and take part in live and silent auctions with
Neil & Liam with Pete Paphides
Neil & Liam Finn chat with Pete Paphides on his Soho Radio vinyl only show. Over an hour and a half, they play a few records and talk about weddings, wrestling and wading through the archives. Pete Paphides (29/09/2015) by Soho Radio on Mixcloud Great to have New Zealand’s
Enzology Part 7 – Waiata
In part 7 of Radio New Zealand’s Enzology – The Story of Split Enz, hear Neil’s home demo of ‘One Step Ahead’ plus the band’s tales from the road as Split Enz tour the world, 1980-81. Download the podcast at http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/enzology/ep07 Team NF