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Something so Finn for Festival 2005

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier
Split Enz costumes and memorabilia

If you missed the Finn boys on tour over the past year, then Backstage Pass has the next best thing.

‘Something So Finn’ is a tribute show to the music of Split Enz, Crowded House and Tim and Neil Finn.

Heading the show is Chris Baillie, who describes himself as their biggest fan. Baillie often plays Finn songs in his repertoire, but says the opportunity to perform and entire show with his band, as a tribute to the boys, is a fantastic opportunity.

Adding to the atmosphere in The Woolshed Theatre will be a genuine Noel Crombie backdrop. Made especially for Te Papa’s exhibition featuring Split Enz costumes and memorabilia (pictured), the huge backdrop is reminiscent of the Split Enz era and a testament to Crombie’s creative skills.

The show starts at 8pm on Saturday, November 19. Tickets are available from the Te Awamutu Courier and Te Awamutu Information Centre.

Win a double pass to Bic Runga live in concert

Every ticket holder at the ‘Something So Finn’ concert will go in the draw to win a double pass to see Bic Runga launch her new album ‘Birds’ at a one off concert at Auckland’s Civic Theatre.

The show is on Monday, November 28 and will feature Neil Finn on piano, as well as Anika Moa, Shayne Carter (Dimmer), Ricky Gooch (Trinity Roots), Ben Maitland (Boxcar Guitars), Tim Arnold (Pluto), Conrad Standish (The Devastations) and Anna Coddington (Duchess). The new album was produced by Finn.