Tim was a founder
member of the Avante Garde New Zealand band "Split Enz"
formed in 1973 .
He was the main writing force of the band
who produced well over a dozen albums between 1975 and 1984.
By the time their last album "See y'a round" was
released Tim had already left to pursue his solo career.
band went through many personnel changes over the years, the
most important one being in 1977 when the
brother, Neil joined, and In 1984 for the farewell album, drummer Paul Hester became the newest recruit.
Tragically on the 26th March 2005 Hester hung himself.
| ||Split Enz ticket 1980|
Birmingham Odeon no longer a live
The Odeon used to be one of the main live music venues in the Midlands. Established bands played the Odeon, up
and coming band usually played the smaller Birmingham Town Hall.
of my early gigs and the Town Hall was Nils Lofgren, supported by Tom
Petty and The Heartbreakers. What a double bill that was.
|Split Enz promo photo for the |
"See ya Round"
This was their first album without Tim
- After the bands demise
Neil Finn and Paul Hester were joined by Nick Seymour
to form Crowded House.
- They were very successful, but
it took the album "Woodface" to really put
them on the map. Woodface started
- life as a Finn
brothers project..... When Crowded House presented
the demo's to their record company,
- Capitol, for their
third album, they were rejected. It was then decided
to use the Finn demos and Tim was
- invited to be the
fourth member of Crowded House. The album spawned
hits such as "Weather With You",
seasons in one day", "It's only Natural"
and "Chocolate Cake". However the success
- last, and after only a couple of gigs of
the UK tour Tim left the band. Tim and Neil both had
big ego's and the
- band was Neil's, not Tim's. Tim
couldn't carry on playing second fiddle, he was a
front man, and once again
- he was on his own.
- The brother's did finally
do an album together in 1995, simply titled "Finn",
and the follow up "Everyone is Here"
- was released in
- They did a UK tour during October and
November 2004 to promote the album, taking in Wolverhampton Civic.
- As well as
playing many songs from the new album, they thrilled the audience by
doing some classic
- Split Enz songs such as I Got You, Poor Boy, Message
to my girl, Stuff and nonsense and I see red.
- Crowded House songs, It's
Only natural, Weather with you, Four seasons in one day and Into
- also featured. There were no songs from their solo albums,
but I am told that at one gig Tim did do "Persuasion"
Tim And Neil Finn Wolverhampton
|Flyer for the "Tim Finn" album ||Flyer for the "Imaginary Kingdom" album|
|Big Canoe |
|Tim Finn |
|Before and After |
|Live at The Borderline |
Limited Edition Promo Only
|Finn Tim Finn and Neil Finn |
Tim Finn, Andy White and Liam O'Maonlai
|Steel City |
|Say It Is So |
Periscope / Sonny's Pop 1999
|Together in concert - Live |
Tim Finn, Bic Runga and Dave
(CRS Records / Epic 2000)
|Talking With The Gods |
(Periscope / Sonny's Pop 2001)
|Everyone Is Here The Finn Brothers |
|Imaginary Kingdom |
|Rarities / Demos / Live Performances Vol 1 |
Includes hidden track - Jingle from the movie "Coca Cola Kid"
|The Conversation (Capitol 2008)|
|The View Is Worth The Climb (ABC Music / Universal 2011)|
|The Conversation sees Tim reunited with violinist Miles Golding and
keyboard player Eddie Rayner, who were both original members of |
Tims voice is not so strong
as it used to be but he
still comes comes up with terrific tunes and lyrics.
|This page last updated 29th December 2011|
© A S Mackness 2011