History of the Finn brothers

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  • The beginning of Split Ends

    The beginning of Split Ends
    The origins of Split Ends lay in the friendship between Tim Finn and Mike Chunn in Te Awamutu. But the band really kicked off when Tim and Mike went to Auckland University and met Phil Judd, Noel Crombie, and Rob Gillies.
  • Ends to Enz

    Ends to Enz
    The name change from Split Ends to Split Enz, came when the band became 'electric', adopting drums, lead guitar, and brass
  • Neil Finn joins Split Enz

    Neil Finn joins Split Enz
    Neil joined the band when Mike Chunn and Phil Judd left the band.
  • Tim Finn begins a solo career before the end of Enz

    Tim Finn begins a solo career before the end of Enz
    In 1983 Tim Finn took a break to work on his solo album 'Escapade' before Split Enz was disbanded. It was a huge hit in Australia. This influenced his decision to leave the band.
  • Split Enz disbanded

    Split Enz disbanded
    After Tim Finn announced he was leaving the band, Split Enz carried on for one more album 'See Ya Round' before Neil decided to fold the band.
  • The begnning of Crowded House

    The begnning of Crowded House
    After Split Enz was disbanded, Neil Finn formed the band 'The Mullanes'. Later the name was changed to 'Crowded House' in relation to the small amount of space the band shared in their Hollywood apartment during the recording of the album
  • Debut Album 'Crowded House' released

    Debut Album 'Crowded House' released
    The debut album of 'Crowded House' was released
  • The Finn Brothers recognised for their contribution to NZ music

    The Finn Brothers recognised for their contribution to NZ music
    Due to the success of the Woodface album and their general success with Crowded House and Split Enz, Neil and Tim Finn are both recognised by Queen Elizabeth II with the Order of the British Empire for their contribution to New Zealand music.
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    Crowded House Notable Hits period

    During this period great hits were released by Crowded House such as: Don't Dream It's Over", "Something So Strong", "Better Be Home Soon", "Fall at Your Feet" and "Weather With You".