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"Led by Jim Finn, the argent artisan behind the drums with a gravel pit voice and the fantastic guitarist Paul Surany on a beautiful sounding Strat with Mike Bellamy on bass, this is the Finn Rhythm & Blues Band.

Three great musicians who no doubt can remember clockwork watches, metal dustbins and real chewing gum, these guys really know their stuff. They play a welcome but rare brand of danceable, rhythm and blues, funky soul – rock.

Finn’s music is classic R&B as you knew it in the 50s and 60s but includes many originals. Their repertoire includes such favourites as Big Joe Turner (and later Bill Haley & The Comets)’s “Shake Rattle and Roll“, Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit In The Sky“, Deep Purple’s “Black Night“, Golden Earring’s “Radar Love“, Rufus Thomas’ “Walkin’ The Dog“, Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here“, The Rolling Stone’s “Paint It Black“, Jimi Hendrix’ “Stone Free“, Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music” and as an encore, Credence Clearwater Revival’s great swamp song, “Who’ll Stop The Rain ?“."
Review by Michael.P.Sheehan


We are working on our 8th original release and hoping to have it finished by the end of the financial year. It will have 12 tracks and will be a more rootsy outpouring from us this time around.
We have been doing the recordings at  Twang and Bang Studios in Castle Hill and I recommend the studio if you are in the market for a live recording. I can even produce your next disc if you like.
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Finn is a musical outfit from a near extinct walk of life, Heralded as the last of the travelling minstrels, They are a rhythm and blues band, who play the music of their generation and are still writing it, Finn are some of the last of their kind.

Three individuals plucked from a generation where being a musician had nothing to do with auto tune, reality TV shows or even choreographed dance moves. 30 years ago, when the band had a Commer van for the gear, with a crank handle to start it, Finn were touring. 20 years ago when MTV grabbed the music industry by the scruff of the neck and shook it, Finn were touring. And this year, (still in a van this time a Tarago), Finn are still on tour.
With their 8th album due to be released, Finn continues to deliver their trade to pubs and clubs in every town throughout Australia, large or small. They have performed at almost every major blues festival in Australia and are constantly touring the country. 10 years ago dragging a trailer and a Ford round the country Finn were touring.

Jim Finn Lead vocals and drums.
Jim is truly the last of the 'Aussie highwaymen, he is on the road 50 weeks of the year, travelling all round the world plying his trade, he began playing drums at age 5, first professional gig at 11.
Has been leading his own band 'Finn', singing, writing, playing drums and producing 7 studio cd's and has taken the band to the US, playing in Memphis and San Francisco as well as Europe 4 times.
Performed with: - Phyllis Diller, Mick Taylor, Lucky Peterson, Charles and Cyril Nevil (Neville Bro), Robert Susz (Dynamic Hepnotics), Chris Turner, Dave Tice and Pete Wells (Buffalo, Rose Tattoo) whilst in Sydney.
Has recorded with Wendy Saddington, Kate Dunbar, Jeannie Lewis, Margaret Roadknight, Sally King, John Power, Don Hopkins, Dennis Aubrey, Al Britton and Mike Gubb, to name a few, performed at most major Australian Blues festivals, Cork Roots festival and the
Blackstairs Blues festival
in Ireland. Jim's also produced over 16 albums music with his company 'front room records'
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