Diary

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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  • 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

    (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

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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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