Neil Mullane Finn is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician. He is best-known for being a principal member of Split Enz with his brother Tim, the lead singer and a founding member of Crowded House, and a touring member of Fleetwood Mac. Finn joined Split Enz in 1977 after the departure of founding member Phil Judd and influenced a shift away from band’s art rock roots and towards a new wave and pop-oriented sound. Gradually rising in creative prominence within the band, he came to write the majority of the band’s successful songs in the 1980s, including “One Step Ahead”, “History Never Repeats”, “I Got You”, and “Message to My Girl”. After Split Enz broke up in 1984, Finn helped form Crowded House with Split Enz’s final drummer Paul Hester and served as the band’s lead singer and principal songwriter. Crowded House achieved international success in 1987 when they released the single “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, written by Finn. After Crowded House disbanded in 1996, Finn and his brother released two albums as the Finn Brothers, before reforming Crowded House in 2006. In April 2018, Finn joined Fleetwood Mac for their tour that year. Finn has also recorded several successful solo albums, assembled diverse musicians for the 7 Worlds Collide project, and contributed to several film and television soundtracks. Ed O’Brien of Radiohead has hailed Finn as popular music’s “most prolific writer of great songs”.