Finn

Finn are a funky rhythm and blues band, who plays a wide range of crowd grabbing standards, peppered with provocative originals.

The Band is made up of seasoned professional performers with innumerable recording and Major Tour credits, the Band has been performing for six years and in that time they have produced 4 cd's and are currently working on the fifth.

Finn have performed at almost every major blues festival in Australia and are constantly touring the country.

Their first cd no relation was recorded from may to June 2000 at A# sharp studios and released in October of that year. 2003 saw the release of ‘that ain't the blues' and the single ‘live in fear', which featured on Rage throughout the year. September ‘04 'bush bashin' was released a joint CD with Ross Ward.

As winners of the SBS performers of the year, Finn went to Memphis to compete in the IBC in Feb. ‘05, and are looking to return in 2006.

Finn are joined on Stage by guest vocalists and instrumentalists to augment the sound in larger venues

Finn are:

Jim Finn vocals and drums.

Michael Lynch bass, mandolin, harp and vocals.

Paul Surany guitar and vocals,

History

September 99.- Band began rehearsal. line up Jim Finn vocal, drums. Shayne Barry - Guitar / vocal. Simon Murray - guitars. Michael Lynch - Bass /mandolin.

May to June 00.- First cd no relation recorded. band line up as above additional musicians being, backing vocals, Cora James, Cathi LeHermia and Toni Swain, keys Carolyn Packer. Al Britton Bass. Rapper ‘Roams' Warm Sydney Nites.

October 00- Launch of the 14 track CD "no relation" at the Bridge Hotel in Sydney.

August 02- Interim cd in "live at Helensburgh" Line up Jim Finn vox/ drums Shane Barry guitar/vox Gerry Holmgren guitar, Bill Crossland bass b/vox, Janet Levy - sax.

June 03- Released "that ain't the blues" and the single ‘live in fear', which featured on Rage. This album was recorded by Jim and Shane in Smiths Lake NSW and mixed at A# Sharp with Jeff Cripps assisting.

November 03- The Band made the short list for the IBC awards NSW.

January 04- 3rd studio album 'bush bashin' started, with Ross Ward. (Ross helped band out with tour in Jan. after Death of founding member Shayne Barry).

September 04- 'bush bashin' released.

February. ‘05- Winners of the SBS performers of the year went to Memphis to compete in the IBC.

January 06- Begin recording Stop Ya Bitchin', it's all too late

October 06 and beyond- release of SYB

Finn have had successful tours in SE Qld. south-western NSW and Thredbo, the Bridgetown Blues festival in W.A, and as support to Lynwood Slim at the Perth Blues Club and have performed at Bimbadgen Blues Festival, The Australian Blues Festival in Goulburn 3 times, Broadbeach blues Festival, Woodstock Festival plus South West Sydney Blues festival.

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