Neil Finn Profile

Chris Bourke
4 Mar 2014

A songwriter’s songwriter and meticulous craftsman, Neil Finn has been such a dominant figure in New Zealand music that his biggest hits are heard daily in supermarkets and when telephoning government departments.

His reputation was built on classic songs such as ‘I Got You’, ‘Message To My Girl’, ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ and ‘Better Be Home Soon’. But to some, his music is the sound of pop orthodoxy, reliable and old-school. 

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Backstage at the 1996 ENZSO gig in Auckland - Dave Dobbyn, Sam Hunt, Eddie Rayner and Neil Finn
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Neil Finn - Faster Than Light (live: Sessions at West 54th, 1998)
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Neil Finn - Rest Of The Day Off
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Neil Finn - Wherever You Are (live in London 2001)
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Neil Finn with Australian publisher and APRA board member Ian James and Prime Minister Helen Clark at the 2001 APRA Silver Scrolls, Auckland
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Pajama Club - She Belongs To Me live acoustic
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Live At The House: Neil Finn and Paul Kelly
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Neil Finn - Dizzy Heights
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Neil Finn, 2014
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Neil Finn with Shona Laing, with Neil having just won the 2001 APRA Silver Scroll
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Neil with the 2001 APRA Silver Scroll for Turn And Run
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Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
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Neil Finn, 2014
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Neil Finn - Better Be Home Soon (live at Aria Awards, 2005)
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Neil Finn, 1998
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Neil Finn - Can You Hear Us
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Neil Finn - Divebomber
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Neil Finn and Phil Warren (grinning from behind) at the 1999 APRA Silver Scrolls
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Neil Finn - Four Seasons In One Day live session June 6, 1998
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Neil Finn live - Dizzy Heights webcast, November 1, 2013
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Neil Finn - Lights of New York
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Neil Finn - Sinner
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Neil taking a break from the mic at the 1996 ENZSO gig in Auckland - Dave Dobbyn, Neil Finn, Annie Crummer, Tim Finn
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The brothers Finn, early 2000s
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Pajama Club - Sean Donnelly, Sharon Finn, Neil Finn and Alana Skyring
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Neil Finn with APRA's Petrina George, mid-90s
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Neil Finn in NZ Listener, 1991
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A 2001 Parlophone publicity shot
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Neil on stage with Pajama Club, 2011
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After Hours circa 1976 with Neil Finn second from right and Mark "Buster Stiggs" Hough on the right
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Pajama Club - Tell Me What You Want
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Neil Finn - Flying In The Face Of Love (2014)
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Neil Finn | RFB Real Talk Interview
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The 2001 NZ Orientation tour poster
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Pajama Club - Track By Track
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A UK publicity shot, taken in 1998
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Sean Donnelly, Sharon Finn, Neil Finn and Alana Skyring - Pajama Club, who released an album in 2011
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Pajama Club TNT for Two - live from Roundhead studios
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Neil Finn is awarded a BMI certificate for 1 million plays of Something So Strong in the US - Mike Chunn, Neil Finn, then-manager Grant Thomas, unknown
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The Finn Brothers US tour, 2004
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Enz days - Neil with the Minister of Broadcasting, Warren Cooper, 1981
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After Hours in 1976 - Mark "Buster Stiggs" Hough and Neil Finn
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Pajama Club - TNT For Two remix by Connan Mockasin
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Neil Finn - Hole In The Ice
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Neil Finn in the Civic Theatre, Auckland, 2001
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Pajama Club - Sean Donnelly, Neil Finn, Sharon Finn, and Alana Skyring
Labels:

Capitol Records


Parlophone


Lester Records