Melbourne setlist – 27th May
This is last night’s birthday setlist from the Melbourne Recital Centre. In addition there were snippets of Anyone Can Tell, Cool Change and even I’m Still Here (thanks, Daryl). See fan reviews at Frenz Forum. Melbourne’s turn again on Friday! Team NF.
Melbourne tonight – Neil’s birthday!
Happy birthday to Neil from the NF Team. If you’re attending Neil’s show tonight at the Melbourne Recital Centre, it should be a doozy! Here’s a highlight from Neil’s birthday in 2010: Crowded House, Johnny Marr and Connan Mockasin covering the David Bowie classic, Moonage Daydream. This was “Five years”
Nyssa Collins – Don’t Dream It’s Over
While we’re talking about cover versions, here’s X Factor NZ runner up Nyssa Collins with a beautiful Samoan take on “Don’t Dream It’s Over.”
Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande have covered the Crowded House classic “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. It’s part of Miley’s Backyard Sessions with funds raised going toward the The Happy Hippie Foundation, creating digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families. Neil tweeted today: “DDIO well covered for a good
Crowded House radio session, 2007
Radio New Zealand is highlighting a selection of live performances recorded over the years, presented one-a-day for the month of May – New Zealand Music Month 2015. Today it’s Crowded House live at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios, 13th July 2007. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nzlive/audio/2518897/nz-live-crowded-house Photo credit: Jeremy Ansell/Radio NZ
You And I Know
“You And I Know”, a previously unreleased track from Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights sessions, kicks off The Kitchen Sink III, the latest volume in our collection of rare studio and live tracks, demos and oddities from Neil Finn, Crowded House, Split Enz, The Finn Brothers and more. We’ll add more
Neil demonstrating nilfun site, October 2000
The nilfun team films the 60 Minutes team filming Neil Finn. Nilfun only lasted a few years but a few musical games and art pieces similar to those shown here have been collected on our nilfun page. 60 Minutes interviewer: Cameron Bennett. Video captured by in October 2000 by nilfun
The family tree
“Anzac Day on a nostalgia trip with the best boy rider in Te Rore.” Neil’s father Richard Finn stands beside the family tree.
Blue Smoke – Neil’s extended video
I had the great pleasure of meeting and playing music with Jim Carter and this is my own document of our day. – Neil Finn. Download “Blue Smoke” at iTunes NZ and Australia. Commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, Neil Finn and Jim Carter have re-recorded “Blue Smoke“, composed
Record Store Day – Neil at Slow Boat Records
Neil’s performing today at Slow Boat Records in Wellington for Record Store Day. He’s joined by Lisa Tomlins and Jesse Sheehan. Here’s the line up: Jesse Sheehan – 11 am Tami Neilson – 11.30am Neil Finn – 12 midday Orchestra Wellington String Quartet – 2pm UPDATE: Read a report and
Neil Finn solo in Melbourne and Sydney – more shows added
Live Nation by arrangement with Artist Voice present Neil Finn Solo – Intimate Melbourne and Sydney Solo Shows MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2015 TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY APRIL 17 via Live Nation and Ticketmaster. MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015 TICKETS ON SALE 10AM
Neil & Liam Finn with friends at Largo – setlist 14-4-15
Setlist from the second show at Largo at the Coronet by Neil and Liam Finn, Tuesday night. Distant Sun wasn’t performed but additions included Helter Skelter and Whip It. Thanks again to Kathleen for the photo. Expect to see fan reviews at http://www.frenzforum.com/topic/largo-april-14-reviews after they’ve recovered. See a photo and
Neil & Liam Finn at Largo – setlist 12th April
A selfie of Neil, Liam and a few friends at Largo, Los Angeles on Sunday. They were joined through the night by Ceci Herbert, Matt Eccles, Sebastian Steinberg, Sharon Finn, Mark Hart, Connan Mockasin and Jon Brion. Read fan reviews at the Frenz Forum , where there’s also a list
Melbourne and Sydney solo shows in May
Updated 16/4/15 with two more shows Live Nation by arrangement with Artist Voice present Neil Finn Solo – Intimate Melbourne and Sydney Solo Shows MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2015 TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY APRIL 17 via Live Nation and Ticketmaster. MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE FRIDAY 29
Blue Smoke – Neil Finn with Jim Carter
Download “Blue Smoke” at iTunes NZ and Australia. Commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, Neil Finn and Jim Carter have re-recorded “Blue Smoke“, composed by New Zealander Ruru Karaitiana on his way to war in 1940. Jim Carter played steel guitar on the 1948 recording with singer Pixie Williams.
iTunes Radio Guest Host
Neil is guest hosting iTunes Radio in Australia. (Available for those with an Australian iTunes account and iTunes 12 or iOS 8)
Neil & Liam Finn with special guests at Largo, April 2015
Neil’s intimate shows at L.A.’s Largo at the Coronet are legendary. This month he plays two dates there, joined by son Liam Finn and a few extra guests. Sunday April 12th, 2015 Largo at the Coronet Theater, Los Angeles, CA. On Sale at Ticketfly, Thursday April 2nd at noon, PDT
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
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:
Record Store Day appearance
(Updated 17/4/18) Neil’s performing at Slow Boat Records, Wellington, on Record Store Day, April 18th. Neil’s joined by Lisa Tomlins and Jesse Sheehan. Here’s the line up: Jesse Sheehan – 11 am Tami Neilson – 11.30am Neil Finn – 12 midday Orchestra Wellington String Quartet – 2pm
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.
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 email@example.com with your story
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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”.