Neil Finn, singer, songwriter
Singer ~ Songwriter
Split Enz ~ Crowded House
birth name: Neil Mullane Finn

Neil Finn

May 27, 1958, Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Neil Finn has consistently proven his knack for crafting high-quality songs that combine irresistible melodies with meticulous lyrical detail, from his beginnings as the precocious junior member of Split Enz, through his leadership of Crowded House, and, finally, in his distinguished solo career. He has also earned considerable international commercial success, respect from his peers, praise from critics, and a devoted fan base that hangs on his every release. ~ Allmusic: Neil Finn ~ retrieved June 17, 2013 © Allmusic

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May 27, 1961 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Shep & the Limelites, Daddy's Home ~ #2 (1) Del Shannon, Runaway ~ #1 (2) Ernie K-Doe, Mother-In-Law


Split Enz

Best known for their early-'80s new wave pop hits, particularly I Got You, Split Enz - after surviving a dizzying array of image and personnel changes and a full decade without any recognition outside of their homeland - became the first New Zealand band to achieve worldwide success. Although they never reached superstar status outside of Australia and New Zealand, the band developed a strong international cult following that continued to thrive over a decade after their breakup. Split Enz's output always seemed slightly outside of the times and often frustratingly obscure, but in the end, they left behind a body of work that was always interesting and often reached pure pop brilliance. ~ Allmusic: Split Enz ~ retrieved June 17, 2013 © Allmusic

Crowded House

“America's been a bit tricky for us,” Crowded House's lead man Neil Finn told Pulse! “We tend to fall between the cracks.” It's true that this New Zealand-bred and Melbourne, Australia- based combo has, since their first single, just missed American superstardom. As Finn put it, “Radio formats are very restrictive, and if you're a band like us who are quite happy to flit between being raucous and noisy and doing a slow melodic ballad, people here can get a bit confused.” Fans, however, have flocked to Crowded House's door from the beginning, liking whatever it is they are hearing, whether it's easily categorized or not. ~ Musicianguide: Crowded House ~ retrieved June 17, 2013 © Musicianguide

Crowded House ~ Woodface (1991) ~ Named one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2008.

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