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 makes his solo debut with Try Whistling This

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 9, 1998 After making the agonizing decision in 1996 to break up his world-famous Kiwi pop combo Crowded House, Neil Finn wasn’t exactly sure what to do next. An Aussie artist-musician friend of his suggested Finn try painting, so he spent two weeks at a beachside location doing … Continue reading Neil Finn makes his solo debut with Try Whistling This

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

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 5, 1991 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 playful approach to … Continue reading Tim Finn brings a Beatlesque mentality to Crowded House’s Vancouver show

Neil Finn recruits loved ones to reach Dizzy Heights

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 latest solo album, Dizzy Heights, things get a bit more involved. As … 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