Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tonight I met up with Fran and Rosemaree to see Tim Finn play at the Northcote Social Club. It was a laid back show with Tim on acoustic guitar and piano and Brett Adams on electric guitar. They also had a viola player in the mix for a few songs. The set list covered every aspect of Tim's career from Split Enz to Crowded House to his solo albums. It was great to hear rare tracks like "Ghost Girl" and "Parihaka" live. The big surprise of the evening was when Tim brought Andy White up on stage and they played the song they wrote together in ALT "Many's The Time." For "The Saw and the Tree" and "Charlie" the viola player switched to playing a saw, which added a lot of atmosphere to the songs. Tim also changed up the arrangements for "Poor Boy" and "I See Red." The big crowd sing-a-long took place on "Weather With You" which included a few verses of "Fraction Too Much Friction." It was great to see Tim in an intimate venue with a sold out crowd cheering him on every step of the way.