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Tim Finn is a New Zealand singer and musician. His musical career includes forming the 1970s and 1980s New Zealand rock group Split Enz, a number of solo albums, temporary membership in his brother Neil’s band Crowded House and joint efforts with Neil Finn as the Finn Brothers.
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Brian Timothy Finn OBE was born on June 25, 1952 (age 70 years) in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. He weighed 10 pounds at birth and is the son of New Zealand parents Richard Finn and Mary Finn. At the age of 13, he went to Sacred Heart College, Auckland, a Catholic boarding school, on a scholarship. He has two sisters, and one younger brother Neil Finn.
Tim Finn commenced a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 at the University of Auckland. There he jammed in a 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.
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Finn quit university in 1972. A few months later, Phil and Tim formed the group Split Ends, renamed Split Enz in 1975, shortly before they left New Zealand for Melbourne. Between 1975 and 1984, the group released nine studio albums. Split Enz played its last show on 4 December 1984 in Auckland. Tim Finn had his first success away from Split Enz in 1981 when his discarded demo “They Won’t Let My Girlfriend Talk to Me” became a top 10 hit for Australian band Jimmy and the Boys.
In 1983, Tim Finn recorded his debut solo album, Escapade, while still a member of Split Enz. This met with major commercial success both in Australia and New Zealand and yielded the hit song “Fraction Too Much Friction”, which revealed a more rhythm-based sound than Split Enz had been known for. After contributing four songs to Split Enz album Conflicting Emotions, Finn left the band permanently in June 1984, to focus on a solo career.
Tim Finn released his second studio album in 1986, Big Canoe. The album utilized a wide variety of instrumentation, including guitars, orchestral backings and traditional Indian instruments – most notably on single “No Thunder, No Fire, No Rain”, which was inspired by the Bhopal chemical disaster. Though Big Canoe reached number three on the New Zealand charts, it failed to become the international breakthrough that Finn or record company Virgin had hoped.
Finn composed music for the Australian comedy Les Patterson Saves the World in 1987, which yielded the Australian hit “You Saved the World”. Finn had a small part in the Australian film The Coca-Cola Kid alongside then-girlfriend Greta Scacchi, and a larger one in her Italian-shot romance La Donna della Luna (The Moon Woman). In late 1988, Tim Finn recorded his eponymous third album, Tim Finn, for Capitol Records. The album yielded strong reviews and New Zealand hit “Parihaka”, based on a Māori village known for its campaign of passive resistance to European occupiers.
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In 2000, the album Together in Concert: Live was released, featur ing Finn, and fellow New Zealand singer/songwriters Bic Runga, and Dave Dobbyn. Recorded in August and September 2000 in venues around New Zealand, the album saw the three performers each equitably showcased. Both the concerts and album feature all three performers providing vocal and instrumental backing on each other’s songs. The album peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand chart.
In 2015, Tim Finn composed further for theatre, with an opera Star Navigator commissioned by New Zealand Opera, Victorian Opera and West Australian Opera, and the musical Ladies in Black to premiere in Brisbane by Queensland Theatre Company in November 2015. As England and New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Finn and Phil Manzanera began working collaboratively on an album under the name Tim Finn & Phil Manzenera, which is called Caught by the Heart. The album was released on 26 August 2021. The album is produced by the two of them, with Manzenera doing the lead instrumental and Finn doing the vocals.
Tim Finn began playing music in 1989 with his younger brother Neil, for an intended Finn brothers record. After working together on some songs, Neil later proposed incorporating the tracks onto the latest album of Crowded House, the group he had formed after Split Enz dissolved. Tim co-wrote eight songs, including the hits “Weather with You” and “Four Seasons in One Day”. In 1993, both Tim and Neil were appointed Officers of the Order of British Empire, for services to music. The Finn Brothers resumed their collaborative work and released Finn in 1995. A second and final album was released in 2004 titled, Everyone Is Here. A Mojo magazine review stated that it contained “some of the most haunting music to bear the Finn imprint”.
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In 2020 Tim Finn co-created Forenzics with former Split Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner. Forenzics is an experimental project with the debut album Shades and Echoes (2022) as a transformation of the songs of Mental Notes (Split Enz album). Alongside Finn and Rayner are former members from the album, Noel Crombie and Phil Judd – and also Phil Manzanera who was involved in the redevelopment of Mental Notes (into Second Thoughts (album)). Initial singles “Chances Are” and “Premiere Fois” were officially released in November 2021, however, “Walking”, “Strange Stars” and “Abandoned” were all released before on YouTube (from early 2020 until early 2021).
Tim Finn is currently married to Marie Azcona, they had their wedding in New Zealand. His wife is a television presenter and formerly of MTV and TVNZ One’s Music Week. Finn and his wife Azcona have two children and have collaborated on several songs, some of which are featured on Steel City, the dance show that Finn wrote. Aside from co-writing two tracks with Azcona, Finn collaborated on another with former Split Enz member Mike Chunn. Finn’s son Harper is a musician in his own right. Tim Finn was in a relationship with actress Greta Scacchi from 1983 to 1989. As of mid-2022, Tim Finn and his wife Marie Azcona are still married.
Tim Finn net worth
How much is Tim Finn worth? Tim Finn worth is estimated at around $25 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a musician and singer. Tim Finn’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $1.5 million dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential singers in New Zealand. Tim Finn stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and had a good body weight which suited his personality.