Diary

  • Artist In Residence – The Making of Records

    Updated 1-7-15 Neil’s fourth and final programme in Double J’s Artist In Residence series includes his original demos of “Something So Strong” and “Private Universe” – which changed completely during the making of the records. Listen to the archived stream of “The Making of Records with Neil Finn” here (archived

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  • Great Love – Hinges

    A few years ago, in a charity auction for Medicine Mondiale, Neil Finn donated two days in Roundhead Studios in Auckland along with production advice. Michael Burrows was the lucky winner and the results of those sessions are about to be released on the debut album by his Melbourne band

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  • Wrestle With Dad (video) – Liam Finn

    Directed and edited by Liam and Neil Finn Filmed by Elroy Finn and George Kannavas. From Liam’s album The Nihilist. Liam talks about the track on Stuff. Click here for details of the Neil & Liam shows in Brussels and London this September.

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  • Neil & Liam Finn – European concerts, September 2015

    UPDATED THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER The Bloomsbury Theatre is closed due to asbestos problems. Click here for venue change details. Neil and Liam Finn will combine forces for three shows in September (scroll for more info). Botanique Orangerie, Brussels Friday 18th September 2015 On sale: Friday 26th June 2015 botanique.ticketmatic.com (English)

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  • Artist in Residence on Double J

    Photo courtesy of Double J Neil Finn is Artist in Residence this month on ABC’s Double J in Australia. Over four weeks Neil explores the elements that go into a great song, from the lyrics to the chords and melodies, the rhythms to the recording methods. ““The third instalment in

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  • Smash Mouth on Split Enz

    Paul Delisle of the band Smash Mouth writes of his love for Split Enz on Property of Zack’s Bands on Bands site. “The breadth of their oeuvre defies any kind of categorization. And believe you me, these puckish Kiwis with the fucked up hair-do’s could downright ROCK YOUR ASS OFF

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  • Artist In Residence on Double J

    Photo courtesy of Double J Neil Finn is Artist in Residence this month on ABC’s Double J in Australia. Over four weeks Neil explores the elements that go into a great song, from the lyrics to the chords and melodies, the rhythms to the recording methods. “This week I’m ruminating

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  • Impressions – live at St James’s Church, London

    Tickets go on sale on Friday for Neil’s solo concert in Auckland Town Hall. Here’s a hint of things in store. From Neil’s November 2013 concert at St James’s Church in London.

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  • Newsworthy – Neil Finn interview

    Neil’s interviewed on the first episode of TV3’s Newsworthy, tonight at 10.25, NZ time. The show will be streaming live at this link. UPDATE 9/6/15 : Watch Neil’s performance of Distant Sun here. See Neil’s interview here. Photo of David Farrier, Neil Finn and Samantha Hayes nicked from the Newsworthy

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  • ABC Radio interview with Neil Finn

    In Neil’s recent chat with ABC’s Libbi Gorr he speaks about the force of “bluff and hard work,” how all creative endeavours are a combination of the former including his most recent album Dizzy Heights.

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  • Neil Finn – Solo, Auckland 18th July 2015

    AUCKLAND TOWN HALL SATURDAY 18th JULY 2015 Tickets are on sale at 12.00pm Friday 12th June from Ticketmaster. Frenz of the Enz/Official Neil Finn Fan Club Members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public from Wednesday 10th June at 12pm until Thursday 11 June 5pm. For

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  • Soundcheck Sessions – photo exhibition

    Stephen Dowling has photographed Neil at soundchecks many times over the years. His ‘Soundcheck Sessions’ exhibition is on now in London. More details on Lomography’s website. Limited edition prints are available too.

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  • Artist in Residence on Double J

    Neil Finn is Artist in Residence this month on ABC’s Double J in Australia. Over four weeks Neil will explore the elements that go into a great song, from the lyrics to the chords and melodies, the rhythms to the recording methods. Broadcast Sundays 3-5pm from Sunday June 7th. Encore

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  • Sydney setlist, Sunday 31st May

    Last night at Sydney’s City Recital Hall, Neil performed the final of four Australian concerts . He was accompanied again in the middle section of songs by members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra on strings with arrangements by Victoria Kelly who backed Neil on piano and vocals. Sharon Finn also

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