Some Finns happening…

A screen shot of Crowded House performing ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ live from home in a video uploaded to Neil Finn’s Facebook page.

Crowded House and Fleetwood Mac’s Neil Finn has struck a chord with thousands of fans world-wide – launching a daily online show.

Finn, originally from Te Awamutu, went live for daily performances via broadcasting app Mixlr, on a daily radio show called Fangradio.

He also used Facebook page, which has nearly 100,000 followers, to perform and upload a series of what he called ‘Live From Home’ concerts.

“I really like the way it sounds and the process of flying tapes back and forth was fun, pure and simple.”

This week, one of the latest uploads on Finn’s Facebook page saw Crowded House – which alongside Finn includes his sons Liam and Elroy and Nick Seymour and Mitchell Froom – “performing individually from home” a version of the band’s hit Don’t Dream It’s Over.

Finn’s post said the video was to mark the 33rd anniversary of Crowded House reaching Number 2 on United States music charts.

He said the video was recorded between continents over a few hours on Anzac weekend for the Music From the Home Front benefit concert in Australia and New Zealand.

“I really like the way it sounds and the process of flying tapes back and forth was fun, pure and simple,” the post said.

With his brother Tim, Finn was the co-frontman for Split Enz, a project that he joined after it was initially founded by Tim and others.

Crowded House formed in Australia in 1985 and ended in 1996. About a decade later, the band announced its 2007 reformation.

Since 2018, Finn has also been part of Fleetwood Mac, playing rhythm guitar and singing lead and backing vocals.

Other entries in Finn’s ‘Live From Home’ series have included covers of David Bowie’s Heroes, which has half a million Facebook views, a cover of When Doves Cry by Prince and he, Liam and Elroy also teamed up to perform Better Be Home Soon – fittingly from home.

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