One of the most prominent musicians to emerge out of New Zealand, Neil Finn is a singer/songwriter and musician who has enjoyed success as both a front man and a solo musician. He first left his home for London in 1977 to join his brother Tim as co-lead vocalist of the new wave project Split Enz. After contributing and releasing seven studio albums with the band before its ultimate break up in 1984, Finn founded his own outfit called Crowded House while living in Melbourne in 1985. The band earned widespread international acclaim, particularly with Australian and New Zealand audiences, with its eponymous 1986 debut album. Finn broke up the band in 1996 to embark on a solo career, starting with his debut studio album Try Whistling This, in 1998, and once again teamed up with his brother Tim to release music as under the name Finn Brothers. In 2000 he reformed Crowded House and the newly reunited band released its first record in 13 years, Time on Earth in 2007, followed by 2010's Intriguer.