Spark Arena, Auckland
The recent thread on stand up comedy made me think of Neil Finn. It is rare for a musician of his quality to also be a very funny storyteller. One of the reasons he’s so likeable is that he’s probably just sung an astonishing song perfectly just moments before. He had me at Weather with You – a show stopper that’s actually their show starter! No? Well it would be funny if great-lafff Neil said it.
Mitchell Froom was tickling the ivories and playing various strange instruments from time to time. He produced the first three CH albums and was briefly married to Suzanne Vega. After Don’t Dream it’s Over, Neil commented that his organ playing makes the song and no one can do it like him. These affectionate touches are peppered throughout the show – not least due to his two boys being in the band. One is playing lead guitar next to Neil and the other is at the back of the stage on drums. He’s the distant son, I guess. All right. Is this thing on?
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