Jesse Cook thinks the best of Crowded House is right up there with the best of the Beatles

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 16, 2000 By Steve Newton Jesse Cook is the first to admit that Celtic music isn’t his forte, but that doesn’t mean he won’t give it a shot. The Toronto flamenco-pop guitarist got the opportunity to sit in with one of the genre’s legendary groups recently when he … Continue reading Jesse Cook thinks the best of Crowded House is right up there with the best of the Beatles

Neil Finn’s big brother Tim brings a Beatlesque mentality to Crowded House’s Vancouver show

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 5, 1991 By Steve Newton When a band has as much fun on stage as Crowded House usually does, it’s pretty hard for it not to rub off on the audience. At the Orpheum last Sunday (September 1), the four Aussie pranksters could do no wrong with their … Continue reading Neil Finn’s big brother Tim brings a Beatlesque mentality to Crowded House’s Vancouver show

Neil Finn recruits loved ones to reach Dizzy Heights

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 27, 2014 By Steve Newton As a singer-songwriter, Neil Finn has been known to create tunes that are both beautifully simple (Split Enz’s “One Step Ahead”) and simply beautiful (Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”). Simplicity has been part of his oeuvre since day one, but on his … Continue reading Neil Finn recruits loved ones to reach Dizzy Heights

Finn Brothers focus on fraternal harmony with Everyone Is Here

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JULY 8, 2004 By Steve Newton When you hear the compelling vocal harmonies of the Finn brothers, Neil and Tim, it's easy to imagine that they took a lot of stylistic inspiration from John Lennon and Paul McCartney. But when the Beatles were famously showcasing their collaborative singing skills to the … Continue reading Finn Brothers focus on fraternal harmony with Everyone Is Here

Music’s a family affair for Crowded House’s Neil Finn

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 25, 2010 By Steve Newton When Crowded House singer and main songwriter Neil Finn picks up the phone at his home in Auckland, New Zealand, he's “catching up on a few things” between legs of a North American tour supporting his band's latest CD, Intriguer. The 52-year-old tunesmith is also enjoying … Continue reading Music’s a family affair for Crowded House’s Neil Finn