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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Sandalford Winery, Margaret River
Neil Finn, Gurrumul and Megan Washington played Sandalford Winery, Margaret River in Western Australia on Saturday night. Read a review in The West Australian here. Thanks to our Frenz at the Frenz of the Enz Forum, here’s the setlist: Dots on the Shells (during Gurrumul’s set) Don’t Stop Now Distant
Neil Finn & Paul Kelly to perform at Aria Awards
Neil Finn and Paul Kelly’s live DVD Goin’ Your Way has been nominated for an ARIA in the Best Adult Contemporary Album category in Australia’s Aria Awards 2014. This week it was announced that they will perform at the Awards, which will be televised live on Ten in Australia, Wednesday November 26th.
Divebomber (live in Auckland 2014)
The New Zealand Music Foundation
The New Zealand Music Foundation supports music-based projects that change the lives of people in need across New Zealand. Foundation Patron Neil Finn and supporter Anika Moa introduce this short video about the work of The Foundation.
True Colours Children’s Health Trust
Tim and Neil Finn played a gig for the True Colours Children’s Health Trust on Tuesday. Read about it in the Waikato Times.
ABC Radio National – Neil Finn in Conversation
Neil talks about his childhood in New Zealand, how music was an essential part of family life, and takes a close look at some of his Crowded House hits with RN’s Gretchen Miller and 3RRRFM’s Fee B-squared. Listen at ABC RN.
Another minute flies by
And check out the six second loop version on Neil’s Vine page.
Better Than TV (live in Auckland, 2014)
It’s Halloween (or nearly, depending on where you are). Last year we pulled a few strings to bring you this…
Great Career Artists
“The music industry is renowned as being so fickle and transient. The battlefields of the music biz are strewn with the bodies of one hit wonders. This final program celebrates the supreme music careers. People that have diversified and broadened their creative worlds to forge the most amazing and globally
Matt Fell talks about Temple of Low Men
Australian record producer Matt Fell (Tim Freedman, John Williamson) joins host Jeremy Dylan for a breathless exploration of Temple of Low Men by Crowded House. Along the way, they break down classic tracks I Feel Possessed, Into Temptation, Sister Madly, Better Be Home Soon, Kill Eye and When You Come,
Into The Sunset – video (live in Auckland, 2014)
From Neil’s Dizzy Heights concert at The Powerstation in Auckland, 20th September 2014, here’s “Into The Sunset” from his 2001 album One Nil (released as One All in the US and Canada.) See more videos from this tour and throughout Neil’s career on the Videos page.
Mick Ronson gets a curve ball from Eddie Rayner
Filmed on Super 8 during Split Enz world tour in 1982.
Push ‘em in
Pony Ride – live video
From Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights Tour of the US earlier this year, here’s “Pony Ride”. See many more videos from throughout Neil’s career on the Videos page.
Dave Dobbyn with Neil Finn, Tim Finn & Emma Paki in Concert, 1994
We’ve been wanting to share this television special with you for a while. In 1994, one of NZ’s most treasured songwriters and performers, Dave Dobbyn, teamed with guests Neil Finn, Tim Finn and Emma Paki for a live presentation of his album Twist. The album was produced by Neil and
WA Today interview
Read Candice Barnes’ interview with Neil Finn, ahead of his solo show at Margaret River, WA Australia in November. “Margaret River gig to be Neil Finn’s last ‘for a long time’”.
Aria Awards Nomination
Goin’ Your Way, the live album by Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, is a nominee in the Best Adult Contemporary Album category in the Aria Awards 2014. You can listen to the 2 disc CD on our Albums/Other pages and view the show as originally broadcast live on the Videos/Other
From Neil on Twitter: “last show in CHCH was a pearler, thanks to iHeartRadio for bringing us here and putting on the show for free.” The Press’s Vicki Anderson reviews last night’s concert in Christchurch here. Here’s the original setlist, though there were some changes in the end:
Neil played Dunedin’s Regent Theatre last night in a free show sponsored by iHeartRadioNZ and 2Degrees. See some great photos from Steve Dykes Photography on the Radio Hauraki website. Here’s the Dunedin setlist. Neil also sang “Addicted” from the Try Whistling This album. With support from Bic Runga, Neil and
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