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

Mushroom Records


Virgin


Capitol Records


EMI