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Brian Timothy (Tim) Finn

Also Known As: "Tim Finn"
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Dick Finn and Mary Finn
Husband of Private
Ex-partner of Greta Gracco D'Onofrio
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Neil Finn; Private and Private

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Tim Finn

Brian Timothy "Tim" Finn, OBE (born 25 June 1952) is a New Zealand singer and musician. His musical career includes forming 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 his joint efforts with Neil Finn as the Finn Brothers.

Brian Finn was born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. He went to Sacred Heart College, Auckland, a Catholic boarding school. In 1971 he started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland. 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, Phil and Tim (the band's members used their middle names as stage names) formed group Split Ends (renamed Split Enz, shortly before their first trip to Australia in 1975). The bands' music moved towards a more mainstream sound in later years; their music style is best described as eclectic, incorporating influences from art rock, vaudeville, swing, punk, glam rock, rock and pop. Between 1972 and 1977, Tim 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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June 25, 1952
Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand