Neil Finn got passion from his dad and ability from his mom

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 4, 2002 By Steve Newton I might not be the most sensitive guy in the world—what Skynyrd-loving bozo ever could be?—but there are certain heart-rending pop songs that can get even my old throat aclenchin’. Neil Finn’s “Lullaby Requiem” is one such pensive tune. It’s included on the … Continue reading Neil Finn got passion from his dad and ability from his mom

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

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