Neil Finn

New Zealand Musician
Born May 27, 1958

Neil Mullane Finn OBE is a New Zealand recording artist. Along with his brother Tim Finn, he was the co-frontman for Split Enz and is now frontman for Crowded House. He has also recorded several successful solo albums and assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide projects. Finn rose to prominence in the late 1970s after replacing singer songwriter Phil Judd in his brother Tim Finn's band Split Enz.… Read More

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1958 Birth Born on May 27, 1958.


1975 17 Years Old Finn finished school in 1975.
1976 18 Years Old In 1976, Finn formed the group After Hours, with Mark Hough, Geoff Chunn and Alan Brown. … Read More


1980 22 Years Old By 1980, he was sharing lead singer duties and wrote their first international hit, "I Got You".
1982 24 Years Old Finn married Sharon Dawn Johnson, on 13 February 1982. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Finn rose from prominence to international fame after Split Enz broke up in 1984.
1985 27 Years Old While his brother Tim Finn left for England, Neil was the founder of Crowded House with Split Enz's final drummer Paul Hester in 1985. … Read More


1993 35 Years Old Both Neil and his brother Tim were invested as Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to New Zealand music in the 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours List. After releasing four albums, Crowded House, Temple of Low Men, Woodface, and Together Alone, the group broke up in 1996, and followed this action by releasing a greatest hits album Recurring Dream. … Read More
1995 37 Years Old Finn and Tim Finn also collaborated on a Finn Brothers albums, Finn, that was released in 1995/


2001 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, he released a live album/DVD (7 Worlds Collide) consisting of songs recorded at St James Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand with the likes of Lisa Germano, Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing), Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway (Radiohead), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Paul Jeffrey, Tim Finn, and Betchadupa.
2004 46 Years Old Everyone Is Here, a second Finn Brothers album, was released in 2004. In January 2007, Crowded House reformed with Neil, Nick Seymour, Mark Hart and new drummer Matt Sherrod (following the suicide of Paul Hester in 2005). … Read More


2009 51 Years Old In March 2009, Finn joined Tim Finn on stage, with his son Liam, at Melbourne's charity Sound Relief concert at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in support of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. … Read More
Finn and wife Sharon began a side project called Pajama Club in 2011. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old Finn has contributed solo music to various film and TV soundtracks including Rain, Boston Legal, Boston Public, The Waiting Game, Antz, and Sports Night. In 2012, Finn recorded the song "Song of the Lonely Mountain", which was featured in the end credits of Peter Jackson's film adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. … Read More
2013 55 Years Old During February and March 2013 Finn and Paul Kelly undertook their collaborative Goin' Your Way Tour of Australia. … Read More
2014 56 Years Old Neil Finn's solo album Dizzy Heights was released in Australia and New Zealand on 7 February 2014 via Kobalt Label Services. … Read More
2015 57 Years Old On the 27th February 2015 Tim, Neil and Liam performed a sellout show at the Auckland Zoo (Auckland, New Zealand) that also featured Elroy Finn, Sharon Finn, Tim's children Harper and Elliot Finn, and Dick Finn (Tim and Neil's dad) watched on skype. … Read More
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