Diary

  • Neil Finn at Iona College 27/3/15

    “An Evening With Neil Finn” raised funds for the development of the Blyth Performing Arts Centre at Iona College, Havelock North, New Zealand on Friday night. Neil performed the entire gig on piano. Setlist 27/3/15 Private Universe Dizzy Heights Fall At Your Feet Pineapple Head Four Seasons In One Day

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  • Paul’s anniversary

    This is how I remember him. Paul Hester 1959 – 2005. – Neil Finn. And a video chosen by Nick Seymour: Crowded House footage courtesy of fan club pres, Peter Green:

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  • Record Store Day appearance

    Neil’s performing at Slow Boat Records, Wellington, on Record Store Day, April 18th. Also on the menu are Tami Neilson and Orchestra Wellington. Instore performances are from 11.30am.

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  • SJD – Saint John Divine article

    Neil contributes a few words to Lydia Jenkins’ NZ Herald article about SJD’s new album, Saint John Divine, on which Neil plays piano, organ and some guitar. The album is released in New Zealand on March 27th.

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  • Neil Finn book – your tribute to Neil

    A few dedicated fans of Neil’s are compiling a book of fans’ stories. Perhaps a song influenced a life-changing decision; have you met a special friend at one of Neil’s concerts; where you there when Neil dived off the stage and no one caught him? Email everyoneishere.book@gmail.com with your story

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  • Jesse Sheehan – free download

    The first single from Jesse Sheehan’s debut album – Girl (if you are who you say you are) – is now available for free download on Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and YouTube. Written by Jesse Sheehan Performed by Jesse Sheehan and Neil Finn Produced by Neil Finn Technical Production by Andrew Everding

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  • An Evening With Neil Finn – Hawke’s Bay 27/3/15

    The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Iona College, Havelock North, New Zealand. Friday March 27th at 7.30pm. Neil will perform an exclusive solo concert for the Iona College community in Havelock North and he’ll be joined on stage for two items by the Iona College Choirs. All funds raised from the

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  • Finns at the Zoo

    Friday 27th February 2015, Auckland Zoo Liam, Neil & Tim Finn with Elroy & Harper Finn plus Sharon & Elliot Finn. Support act: Jesse Sheehan. Finn Setlist: Angel’s Heap Six Months In a Leaky Boat Burn Up The Road Fire In Your Belly Only Talking Sense Dirty Creature It’s Only

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  • A Mixtape From Ben Lee

    Neil Finn joins Sean Lennon on vocals for “Protect Me (From What I Want)” on A Mixtape From Ben Lee. All proceeds from downloads will go to the Inkarri Cultural Organization. Download the album for a donation of your choice at the Ben Lee Bandcamp page, Scroll down to stream

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  • Rock Choir – Fall At Your Feet

    Hot off the press, this is “Fall At Your Feet” sung by East Sussex Rock Choirs and recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Conducted by Charlotte Fane who runs the combined choirs of Brighton, Hove, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes and Eastbourne.

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  • Crowded House 2007 & 2010 live downloads

    Did you catch Crowded House on their North American tours in 2007 and 2010? Fancy hearing that show again? CDs and MP3/FLAC downloads of selected concerts are available at http://nugs.net/Crowded_House.htm/shows From the extensive collection of videos here at neilfinn.com/videos , this is “Tombstone” off the first Crowded House album.

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  • Kirin J Callinan with Neil… and Liam…

    Neil Finn was a surprise guest during Kirin J Callinan’s set at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival in January. Liam Finn’s appearance was even more surprising! (video not safe for viewing at work… or while drinking coffee…) – Team NF

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  • Finns at the Zoo – interview

    Neil, Liam and Tim Finn in a video interview talking about Finns At The Zoo, songwriting and being graded by Richard Finn. Tickets for the Feb 27th Auckland concert are at http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Finns-at-The-Zoo-tickets/artist/777397 Click here to see more information about the show. Click here to watch them perform “Dirty Creature”.

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  • Neil Finn iTunes Session

    Updated Feb 10th Neil Finn’s iTunes Session is available now from iTunes. Recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland late last year, the exclusive seven-track set includes brilliant live versions of four tracks from Neil’s third solo album Dizzy Heights and also a previously unreleased and reworked version of the well-known

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  • Hold the phone!

    Neil’s Tweets make the news again! http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/02/01/neil-finn-speaks-out-against-hold-music http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/65629964/neil-finn-baulks-at-his-own-music-on-hold See Neil’s Twitter page at https://twitter.com/NeilFinn  

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  • Pre-order Neil Finn iTunes Session

    Neil Finn’s iTunes Session is available now to pre-order from iTunes. Recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland late last year, the exclusive seven-track set includes brilliant live versions of four tracks from Neil’s third solo album Dizzy Heights and also a previously unreleased and reworked version of the well-known Crowded

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  • Choir!Choir!Choir! sing “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

    Over two hundred members of Toronto’s Choir!Choir!Choir! sang this lovely rendition of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. Thank you to Daveed, Nobu and all.  

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  • Ronnie Ronalde 1923-2015

    I had the good fortune to hear Ronnie whistle when he opened up for me in Auckland on the Try Whistling This tour . He was a master at his profession, as good as any bird I’ve heard and a charming funny man to go with it . – Neil

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  • Tim, Neil & Liam – Dirty Creature

    To celebrate the announcement of their gig at the Auckland Zoo, Tim, Neil & Liam Finn played a cover of the Split Enz classic “Dirty Creature” in the Radio Hauraki studio and spoke to Mikey Havoc (scroll down for the interview video).

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  • Finns at the Zoo

    Auckland Zoo is set to host another amazing concert this summer when Tim, Neil and Liam Finn take the rotunda stage to play a selection of their combined catalogues of songs, old and new. The three Finns have never performed together at an event quite like this and the trio are

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  • Happy New Year

    O.K kids , hats are in for 2015 and beach towel scarves ” – Neil Finn.

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  • Merry Christmas

    watching the sun go down and imagining peace this xmas …love you all – Neil Finn.

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  • Toronto’s Top 10 Concerts in 2014

    Toronto Sun’s Jane Stevenson has listed her top 10 concerts of 2014. It includes Neil’s Dizzy Heights concert.  

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  • SJD – I Wanna Be Foolish

    Pajama Club’s Sean Donnelly releases his new SJD album Saint John Divine in early 2015. Neil and many other top NZ musicians contribute. Here’s the first video, directed and produced by Greg Page.

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  • Dizzy Heights review

    Despite Dizzy Heights being out since February, new reviews are still being published. Here’s the latest one from Dana Saravia in Steel Notes Magazine.

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  • Writing and recording

    “There are so many songs circling and vying for attention. I have a 100 ideas in circulation that may never see the light of day…..nor should they !” – an excited Neil Finn at https://twitter.com/NeilFinn

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  • Neil producing Jesse Sheehan’s debut album

    If you caught Neil on his Dizzy Heights tour this year, you’ll no doubt have been impressed by the guitar and vocal skills of band member Jesse Sheehan. So we’re excited about his debut album which is being recorded right now at Roundhead Studios with Neil as producer. Jesse’s posting

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  • Locked Out – Zen mix

    During the Together Alone sessions at Karekare in 1992-3, playful Zen mixes were created of some songs. The idea was to allow only four tracks from a multi-track recording to be faded up on the mixing desk at a time. “Zen Roxy” on the Nails On My Feet CD single

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  • Goin’ Your Way wins an Aria Award

    Congratulations from the team to Neil Finn and Paul Kelly for their win at the 2014 Aria Awards: Best Adult Contemporary Album for Goin’ Your Way . More information about the awards here. Listen to Goin’ Your Way on the Albums/Other page and view the original webcast on the Videos/Other page. Scroll down this page

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  • Crowded House at Fleadh Festival, 1994

    Listen to Crowded House’s concert at the Fleadh Festival in London’s Finsbury Park, 1994. This is a BBC Radio 6 Music Classic Concert available on BBC’s iPlayer for the next four weeks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pgztb From our video pages, here are Fingers of Love, Locked Out and Private Universe from the same

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