Tim Finn Profile

Kerry Doole
6 Oct 2013

Tim Finn will forever be linked with Split Enz above all else, but this elder statesman of New Zealand music has maintained a fascinating and prolific solo career for almost 40 years now.

Aside from amassing a solo discography now in the double figures, he scored international success with  Crowded House during the Woodface era, produced quality work with younger sibling Neil in the Finn Brothers, and has written extensively for film and the stage. He is undeniably one of our most distinctive and distinguished voices, both as a lyricist and singer.

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Herbs with Tim Finn, 1988
Tim Finn, 1983
Photo credit: Koji Kumada Collection
How'm I Gonna Sleep
Bic Runga and Tim Finn, Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Death Of A Popular Song
Finn Brothers - Part of Me, Part of You
The Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Tim Finn - Summer Winery Tour 2010
Tim Finn in 1993, at the time of the Before & After album. 
Photo credit: Darryl Ward
Parihaka
Tim Finn at Artbar - Art Gallery of Western Australia, 5 July, 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Aaran Gicquel
Underwater Mountain
Tim Finn, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Winery Tour 2010
Fraction Too Much Friction
Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga and Tim Finn on the Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Tim Finn at Artbar - Art Gallery of Western Australia, 5 July, 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Aaran Gicquel
Homegrown Profiles: The Finns (2005)
Tim Finn, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn, on their nationwide Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Tim Finn at Artbar - Art Gallery of Western Australia, 5 July, 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Aaran Gicquel
Finn Brothers - Weather With You
What You've Done
I'll Never Know
Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga and Tim Fin on tour, 2000
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Tim Finn drumming with Betchadupa, Waikato University, Hamilton, March 2002
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
New Zealand / Australian cover for the first Tim Finn solo single, 1983
2006 NZ promotional flyer for Imaginary Kingdom
Photo credit: Koji Kumada Collection
Phil Judd & Tim Finn - Long Hard Road
Tim Finn with Betchadupa, Waikato University, Hamilton, March 2002
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
1983 sheet music
Photo credit: Koji Kumada Collection
Twinkle
Tim Finn's self-titled second album, produced by Mitchell Froom (Capitol 1989)
Tim Finn and Phil Manzanera - Caught By the Heart (2021)
Crowded House - Weather With You (Live At Sydney Opera House)
Finn, 1995
Photo credit: Koji Kumada Collection
Finn Brothers, 1996
Photo credit: Photo by Paul Spencer, Koji Kumada Collection
Going Going Gone (The View Is Worth The Climb)
Not Even Close
Tim Finn in 1986, at the time of the Big Canoe album. 
People Like Us
Finn Brothers - Anything Can Happen
Tim Finn with Double J & Twice The T, who would record for Definitive, the label owned by Finn and Mike Chunn
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Publicity shot for the 2000 Finn, Runga and Dobbyn tour
Tim Finn's 1989 showcase concert in LA with brother Neil and Mitchell Froom at the keyboards.
Photo credit: Rip it Up Archives
Finn
Tim Finn at Artbar - Art Gallery of Western Australia, 5 July, 2012
Photo credit: Photo by Aaran Gicquel
Out Of This World
Tim Finn, 2007
Photo credit: Photo by Darryl Ward. Koji Kumada Collection
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Mushroom Records


Virgin


Capitol Records


EMI