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Tim Finn

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Auckland, New Zealand (1972 – present)

Tim Finn, OBE (born Brian Timothy Finn on 25 June 1952 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand) is a New Zealand singer and musician. His musical career began as a member of New Zealand’s art-rock pioneers, Split Enz, and he eventually emerged as one of the band’s chief songwriters and most recognizable voices. Since that time Finn has released a number of solo albums, and was for a time a member of brother Neil Finn’s band Crowded House. He and Neil Finn have also released albums as the Finn Brothers.

Finn started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland in 1971. There he jammed in music practice room 129 (later the name of a Split Enz song) with friends and future Split Enz bandmembers Mike Chunn, Robert Gillies, Philip Judd and Noel Crombie. Music soon became more important to him than his studies; in mid-1972 he quit university. A few months later, Judd and Finn (the band’s members used their middle names as stage names) formed group Split Ends (renamed Split Enz, shortly before their first move to Melbourne in 1975). The bands’ music style is best described as eclectic, incorporating influences from art rock, vaudeville, swing, punk, glam rock, rock and pop. Between 1972 and 1977, Finn and Judd alternated as frontman for the band. Once Judd permanently left the band, Tim Finn’s younger brother Neil Finn took his place.

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  • Cat_007

    beautiful man that creates beautiful music <3

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • lecube

    Self-titled album is criminally underrated

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • dongelen

    New album "the view is worth the climb" sounds great! He just gets better with age.

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • FortuneSka

    beautiful man that creates beautiful music <3

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • zhalli

    Yeah he's the Freakin Man!

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Musicboehmy

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    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • dmen01

    Wish I could play Fraction too much friction in full! A real hidden gem

    30 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ramiroreguerin

    el mismo estilo de crowded house ... no puedo creer que no esté entre las más escuchadas "how'm i gonna sleep"

    20 Jul 2009 Reply
  • KeithJones

    Great songs!

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • CaptureTheCat

    this is amazing I love

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • sergej12

    This man PERSUADES, if you give it a shot!!! Bautiful, soulful music.

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Fasstili

    I love Tim Finn. I had no idea he had another album already. I'll have to check that out!

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • LeighBCD

    this sounds incredibly shallow, I know, but I have followed Tim and his music since the Split Enz days. And he is a rare example of a man who has actually grown handsome with age.

    14 Nov 2008 Reply
  • dongelen

    His new album "the conversation" is fantastic! I'm really impressed by the suble songs and arrangements. Early favourites "Invisble", "Saw and the Tree" and "False hope" and and and...

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jonaschrist

    Don't suppose anyone has the BJB sessions as mp3s? I'm no downloader, but I really want those versions of the songs! The DVD is brilliant, but I'd like to be able to hear the songs without having to get the DVD out every time...

    1 Oct 2008 Reply
  • turquoisefloyd

    Saw Tim live with his brother in October 2005 at the Ipswich Regent in the UK. Great show, great rapport with the audience. Tim reminds me of one of my favourite teachers from school, a guy called (don't laugh) Stephen King.

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • moribundtb

    tim is way better than you expect the last album was f'n brilliant astounding moon was just astounding

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • le_hamster

    Well, I love Parihaka and No Thunder, No Fire, No Rain and neither of them make the charts. Bah!

    14 Apr 2008 Reply
  • lihei

    Where's Made my Day?????

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • PappaWheelie

    Wow, Growing Pains hasn't even charted.

    16 Feb 2008 Reply
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