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    Last Updated: 17th November 2016


    Latest entries are in dark blue
      • 19-11-16-Happy Birthday Eddie from Frenz everywhere.
      • 17-11-16-Eddie Rayners new album "Alluvium" is available in digital form via this website: https://eddierayner.bandcamp.com/album/alluvium
      • 17-10-16-17-10-16-The Finns, Split Enz etc will be part of "Volume: Making Music In Aotearoa" exhibition. . The Exhibit will be at Auckland Museum. Opens October 28th 2016 and goes through till May 22nd 2017. It's one of the first major exhibitions to tell the story of popular music in NZ. Happy to report that some of the Enz costumes are also arriving from oz for the public to enjoy.
      • 02-10-16-Happy Birthday to Enz drummer Emlyn Crowther.
      • 07-06-16-Today on Official Enz FB page- Mike Chunn & Eddie Rayner talk about Split Enz SECOND THOUGHTS album.
      • https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnz?
      • 29-04-16-EnzSo 20th Anniversary Edition debuts @ #27 on the NZ charts. It's also #6 on the NZ Albums chart.
      • 28-04-16- Now on Official Enz facebook page. Eddie,Tim & Neil- "60 Minutes" tv interview leading up to the 2006 reunion tour.
      • 14-04-16-Enzso 20th Anniversary CD release on April 22nd for Australia and NZ. (Download for everywhere else I believe). "Bold As Brass" from the Enzso NZ tour March 1996 now up on Official Enz Facebook page.
      • 26-03-16-11 year anniversary today of the sad passing of our mate Paul Hester. As the years go by it just makes us realise how special you were. In honour of the man- lots of photos & articles up today on Official Split Enz facebook page. RIP Paulo.
      • 05-01-16-Frenz of the Enz fanclub has just opened 12 new memberships for those interested. Email: peter@frenz.com for club info. A membership kit usually goes out within 48 hrs of joining.
      • 01-01-16-Happy New Year Frenz!
      • 09-12-15- Happy Christmas to the Frenz of the Enz ! Thanks again for keeping the faith!
      • 29-11-15-keep an eye on Official Enz Facebook page as quite a bit of video footage from the band Melbourne 2006 show will go up.
      • 10-11-15-Eddie Rayner working away on various Live tracks, a possible release? Still to be confirmed.
      • 05-11-15-The remastered CD of Dizrythmia has now sold out in Australia, all stock gone. Ebay is your only hope if you've left it too long.
      • 15-10-15-Those in Sydney check out Tony Mott's photo exhibit at the state library ("What A Life"). The Enz are represented with loads of other acts. It opens Oct 17th- November 7th
      • 02-10-15- It's heading towards Christmas, so we start our pre-production on the bands Christmas card. (Still not certain if it will be Enz or Crowded House related this year). Can all club members please double check that your address is current (and include your membership number).
      • 10-09-15- The 13 songs filmed from the Enz Outback Tour 1981 (Regent Theatre) will be shown on Official Split Enz facebook page over the next few months. A big thank you to Koji for helping us out with that.
      • 18-08-15 -Have a great birthday Nigel Griggs- and welcome home.
      • 01-08-15-All the FOTE badges have gone. We may get some more done (different colour in 2016).
      • 27-05-15-Happy Birthday Neil Finn. Today on Official Enz facebook nothing but Neil. Enjoy.
      • 18-03-15- Eddie Rayner working away on some more Enz live material. Still no details if/when it will see the light of day.
      • 15-02-15- A new colour Frenz of the Enz badge has been done & we should have 500 of them in this week.
      • 10-01-15- The Official Split Enz Facebook page now has it's 5000th like, thanks for supporting this page.
      • 01-12-15-happy Xmas to the Frenz. For club members check your letter boxes as a special Split Enz Christmas card has been mailed out to you. Signed by the band.
      • 02-10-14-"Enz With A Bang" documentary now up on Official Enz facebook page.: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnz
      • 07-07-14-For those who missed out on Mike Chunn's brilliant Stranger Than Fiction book, remember it is now available as an eBook.
      • 06-06-14-Just up on Official Enz facebook page- live video of Split Enz performing "Spellbound" at the Wynyard Tavern- Auckland NZ.
      • https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnz
      • 23-04-14-To celebrate the first 100 days of the Official Enz facebook page, we have just put up FOUR new videos on the page. So Enjoy! There is even a joke from Enzman Paul Hester just before "Dr Love" commences.
      • https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnz
      • 20-01-14-Split Enz now have an official facebook page. "Official Enz" and EVERY day something new will be added-photos, posters, live footage and rare unseen bits and pieces. Come visit: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEnz
      • 09-10-13-"Music, Melbourne & Me"-40 years Of Mushroom & Melbourne's Music Culture. RMIT Gallery-344 Swanston St,Melbourne. November 19th- March 3rd. It's Free and covers both Mushroom Records and the Melbourne Music Scene itself. We have loaned the Gallery almost 50 pieces (Enz, Crowded House, Skyhooks) for the exhibit; from costumes, to backdrops, artwork and photos etc. More details will be on- www.musicmelbourneandme.com
      • 05-09-13-Three ENZO shows in NZ now. The first on Nov 2nd has sold out. A special Matinee show (and discount family ticket) on Nov 3rd (2.30 pm) and a third show-Nov 4th-now on sale via Ticketmaster NZ.
      • 04-08-13-and a quick note from Eddie on the Enzo NZ shows. ""Just a quickie-ENZO is on sale tomorrow...we're at the gorgeous old wooden St Mary's cathedral in Parnell on the 1st Nov, and depending on ticket sales will be there for a week or more- fingers crossed! The singers are Rikki Morris, Annie Crummer, Rima Te Wiata, Jesse Sheehan, Tom Batchelor and Jackie Thomas ( she won NZ XFactor). Also the orig. Enz band is playing 6 songs from Mental notes-Croth, Chunn, Geoff Chunn, Wally and me. Plus a 14-piece band with orchestral and pop components..ie strings, brass, drums, bass, guitars, keyboards etc. Mike Barker on drums/perc."
      • gotta go old girl...
      • Lerve
      • Ed x"
      • 18-07-13-Happy to report that Split Enz made the final Top 20 on Music Max's voting (#19)...and also Crowded House making it all the way to #1. Thank you for voting for GREATEST AUSTRALASIAN BAND!
      • 19-7-13-Music Max has a Poll asking people to vote for the Greatest Australasian band, please take 5 seconds to cast a vote for Split Enz.
      • http://legendspoll.maxtv.com.au/
      • 10-12-12-Happy 40th Anniversary Split Enz
      • 16-11-12-Live shows coming up:
      • Neil Finn & Paul Kelly play Australia in Feb-March 2012. Head to the Frenz NF site: www.frenz.com/neilfinn/
      • Tim Finn plays the Between The Bays Festival (VIC) late February 2013.
      • head to www.frenz.com/timfinn/
      • The Finn Brothers are also playing a charity show at Hamilton NZ for the True Colours Trust on Dec 13th.
      • No fresh news on Split Enz or Crowded House.
      • 14th-03-10-So what are the Enz members doing in April 2010.
      • Tim Finn 3 small Australian shows after the successful-Dave-Bic-Tim NZ tour.Neil Finn-working on a new 'musical project' whilst waiting for the new Crowded House album to be recorded. Michael barker and Eddie Rayner (and Brian Ritchie) team up for their new music project BRR- 20 tracks recorded already, Mal Green working away in his Sydney studio. Noel Crombie working on several instillations with wife Sal for Melbourne stores
      • 14-09-09-The release date for the SOUND RELIEF dvd in Australia is October 9th.It is a 4 dvd set, 9 hours of footage-all profits going to the Red Cross (out on Liberation).
      • 10-06-09-The Enz have signed off on the SOUND RELIEF dvd. Eddie is checking out the sound as we speak.It will be released on Liberation later this year (possibly around October).It should be the full Enz set that they played on the day.
      • 14-03-09-Great to see Split Enz on the front of THE AGE newspaper today, taken yesterday at soundcheck at the MCG!
      • Here is the link: http://www.theage.com.au/national/history-never-repeats-for-a-special-cause-it-does-20090313-8xxp.html
      • 11-03-09-Artists stage times, but please remember this is a huge show, so expect the odd delay or change, so always allow extra time:
      • 10AM Gates
      • 12:10PM Jet
      • 12:55PM Gabriella Cilmi
      • 1:40PM Kings Of Leon
      • 2:20PM Paul Kelly
      • 3:05PM Augie March
      • 3:50PM Bliss N Eso with Paris Wells
      • 4:35PM Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson with Troy Cassar-Daley
      • 5:30PM Liam Finn, and friends
      • 6:20PM Jack Johnson
      • 7:00PM Wolfmother
      • 7:45PM Special Announcement & Minutes Silence
      • 8:00PM Hunters & Collectors
      • 8:55PM Split Enz
      • 9:50PM Midnight Oil
      • 10.30PM Finish
      • 10-03-09-In order of appearance on the day (Melbourne): Jet, Gabriella Cilmi, Kings of Leon, Paul Kelly, Augie March, Bliss n Esso, Kasey Chambers with Shane & Troy, Liam Finn & Friends, Jack Johnson, Wolfmother, Hunters & Collectors, Split Enz & Midnight Oil.
      • 09-03-09-For Australasian fans who have Foxtel-cable- MAX channel will be showing parts of the Sydney show from 12.00 noon on the day (14th)... and Channel "V" (Foxtel) will be showing the Melbourne concert.
      • 08-03-09-The Enz are back again to show their support for the victims of the Victorian bushfires. The line up will be- Tim, Neil, Nigel, Eddie, Noel and once again Michael Barker on drums.They will be playing at the upcoming SOUND RELIEF concert- Melbourne Cricket Ground (March 14th). The show is very close to a sell out (just under 80,000 tickets)- a handful remain-and can be purchased from Ticketek.
      • 01-03-09-Mental Notes-the debut album from Split Enz is edging closer to Gold record status in Australia. Just over 1000 units to go and this brilliant debut will finally achieve gold record status.It's taken 34 years to do so, but all good things (and music) come to those who wait!!! Fully autographed copies of the Mental Notes CD are available via the Frenz of the Enz fanclub.
      • 25-6-06-Spellbound continues to do well on the Australian charts, dropping one place to #6 on the ARIA National chart. It sits at #3 on the Australasian artists chart. State charts-NSW-6, VIC-#8,QLD--#6, SA-#7, WA-#7.
      • 19-6-06-Charts are in! SPELLBOUND holding ground again at #5 on the National chart.State chart has them at: NSW-#4, Victoria-#4, QLD-#5, SA-#4 and WA-#6.
      • Meanwhile on the DVD chart Crowded House' Dreamin' the Videos' is at the #1 spot.
      • 17-6-06-Split Enz Split! Here we all are at the Perth airport heading our separate ways. Just wanted to thank the numerous Frenz for responding with such passion to the shows.The final Perth show was magic!
      • Soundcheck a treat for 20 Life members, the band belting out such classics as Parrot Fashion Love, Serge and Hermit!
      • If the quality is there, and all goes well there MIGHT be a Tour DVD in time for Christmas, we'll keep you updated.
      • Time to board QF802- as Split Enz split once more.
      • 14-6-06-Split Enz shake it up a bit at the Adelaide soundcheck, songs performed- Bergen-an-Zee, Amsterdam, Animal Lover, Log Cabin Fever, Bullet Brain & Cactus Head, Titus, Parrot Fassion Love, Neil finishing the soundcheck with a rousing version of Carried Away. Sandy Allen was also included in the Live Set that night.
      • 13-6-06-Spellbound #5 on the National chart, Enz #1 on the Australasian chart. Spellbound now Platinum in Australia.
      • 12-6-06-Melbourne night #2- Titus and some of Sweet Dreams in the set. Robert Gillies and Mike Chunn in the audience. Eddie V's Neil on the great frisbee flight off...hard to tell who won. The Frenz go off from song #1.
      • Nigel takes a wrong turn and almost leads the band into the audience instead of the stage area (Go Codge!). Melbourne night #1 the biggest crowd for the tour. Old Enz crew all backstage-feels good.
      • 9-6-06-Brilliant Sydney show, 2 songs short in the set. Emelyn Crowther in town and Richard Finn, neil & Tim's 2 sisters Carolyn and Judy-it's a gathering of the clans!
      • 8-6-06- Hi Frenz here we are in Sydney town, the band members cornered by autograph hounds at the airport, the Enz are in town.! Still a few tickets left for tonights show for those late comers. All goes well,the guys are having fun and the crowd at Brisbane was passionate and LOUD!
      • See you at the show.
      • 7-6-06-Brisbane set list:
      • Shark Attack
      • Poor Boy
      • One Step Ahead
      • Give It A Whirl
      • Nobody takes me Seriously
      • Jamboree
      • Double Happy
      • I Hope I Never
      • Message to my Girl
      • Dirty Creature
      • Years Go By
      • Stuff & Nonsense
      • Devil You Know
      • 129 (Matinee Idyll)
      • Starit Old Line
      • Pioneer/Six Months
      • I Got You
      • What's the matter with You
      • I See Red
      • Encore #1-
      • Take a Walk
      • Charlie
      • My Mistake
      • Encore #2
      • Bold as Brass
      • Time For A Change
      • History Never Repeats
      • 4-6-06-SPELLBOUND-the Enz Tour compilation CD debuted at a very high #11 this week on the ARIA Top 100. It is winging it's way to Platinum sales as we speak. So if you are after a gift for someone, now is the time to grab a copy, lets make the Enz Top 10.
      • 1-6-06-Well the first day of Enz rehearsal is over, and it was a really solid start- the guys rehearsed 28 songs (!!!) and it sounded extra good. Two more days to go, it can only get better! The band also started signing the Limited Edition Tour Poster (500 done, all numbered, on extra thick card so suitable for framing). These will be out as part of the Tour merchandise.
      • 30-5-06-Some more Enz Press coming up. The front page of EG this Friday June 2nd. The Patrick Donovan article will be in the Sydney paper (Agenda section) this Sunday. No word on Melbourne yet. Keep checking this NEWS area as we may have another piece of TV coming up, will tell you when it's confirmed.
      • 28-5-06-Sydney fans look in the Telegraph SUNDAY magazine and Melbourne fans in the Herald Sun-Sunday newspaper (Sunday magazine). The Neil Finn IN MY OWN WORDS article is in both.
      • 20-5-06-All spots now taken for the special Frenz Club Members, Dress Rehearsal show.Please make sure you bring your club membership card for I.D. on the day.
      • 19-5-06-Just reminding all Australian Enz Frenz to tune into 60 Minutes this Sunday-Channel 9 at 7.30 for their Enz Interview.
      • 15-5-06-The Enz make the #1 spot on HIT magazine (Melb Sun) Top 10 things of the week.
      • "Split Enz have reformed-and now they've been reissued!10 classic Enz albums have been remastered, rejigged and repackaged.Send a message to your girl, the sexy new Enz albums hit the stores on Saturday!"
      • 7-5-06-The 60 Minutes crew are in NZ this weekend filming the guys for an upcoming episode (May 21st).
      • 3-5-06-The TV Advert for the upcoming Enz Re Issue albums will be going to air May 28th. All TEN Split Enz albums will be available May 20th, Limited edition Digi -paks, Bonus tracks, Lyrics and photos.Frenzy sounds amazing at long last.
      • 2-5-06-The on air date for the Enz 60 MINUTES interview (Australia) will be May 21st.
      • 4-4-06-Here are some of the upcoming media for the Enz. There will be more so come back soon.
      • *Rolling Stone Magazine (Australia). June Issue (in-stores May 3rd). A 4 page feature penned by our old friend Dino.Tim,Neil.Noel.
      • *Planet Rock Website.Neil & Noel interviewed.It will be active April 1st
      • *'Today'-Front Cover issue in the West Australian.April 6th-Neil is interviwed.
      • *Barry Bissell Weekly Countdown.Noel & Neil interviewed.22/23rd April.
      • *Brisbane Courier Mail.'ETC'segment (Sat.edition).Noel and Tim interviewed.April 22nd edition.
      • *Ralph magazine-June Issue (Out May 17th) Neil is interviewed.
      • *Limelight Magazine interviews Eddie Rayner.June Issue (out May 17th)
      • *Good Weekend (The Age & Sydney Morning Herald) interviewed-Neil,Tim & Noel.Mid May.
      • *Sunday Magazine 'In my own words'.Neil Finn 21/5/06.
      • *Hot Press-Rock Magazine interviews Eddie. June Issue (out May).
      • 26-3-06-A second wave of Enz media will commence soon. As soon as we have magazine and TV show details we will add them to this board, so please return in a few days for more information.
      • 28-2-06-For late comers wanting Enz tickets for the FIRST Sydney and Melbourne shows, check out Ticketek and Ticketmaster websites as there should be some stray tickets left, so still a chance to get a seat.
      • 22-2-06-A huge thank you to the countless Frenz that have shown amazing support for these Split Enz shows. We are happy to announce that both Melbourne and Sydney shows have pretty much Sold Out. Second and final shows will be added for both these cities.
      • Sydney #2- June 8th
      • Melbourne #2- June 12th
      • Tickets are onsale instantly (now).
      • 21-2-06-Just a reminder that Enz tickets are going onsale for the tour tomorrow (22nd) for those Enz fans who didn't get in for the advance fanclub tickets. Will be some great seats available.
      • 20-2-06-Enz fans who are trying to complete their CD collection, please note the bands debut album 'Mental Notes' has now ran out of stock at the Mushroom's store house. So only what remains in the stores is currently available, so if you see a copy grab it for your collection.
      • 19-2-06-Split Enz front cover on INSIDE ENTERTAINMENT (I.E.) magazine which is part of the Sunday Sun (Melbourne) and I think the Telegraph in Sydney.
      • 16-2-06-Those Neil Finn Interviews around Split Enz will air on the following stations (most are breakfast radio).
      • Radio Vega (Melbourne/Sydney)
      • Radio WSFM (Sydney)
      • Radio MIX (Adelaide)
      • Radio 97.3 (Brisbane)
      • 16-2-06-Glad so many Frenz of the Enz have such brilliant seats (via the advance ticket allocation). Just reminding members of the Public and non Club Members that Public tickets are on sale February 22nd at 9.00am. Specialk thanks to Reegan & Mary & Debbie Levitt for all your help around the advance tickets.
      • 14-2-06-Could Michelle Clark please email me as you have sent in for membership but didn't include contact address.
      • 14-2-06-Split Enz TV Adverts are now running in all States!
      • 14-2-06-Some upcoming media interviews featuring the Enz:
      • Sunday Mail Brisbane interview will run Sunday 19 February
      • Sunday Herald Sun Melbourne interview will run Sunday 19 February
      • Sunday Telegraph Sydney interview will run Sunday 19 February
      • Sunday Mail Adelaide interview will run Sunday 19 February
      • 10-2-06-It is worth checking out the Frontier Website as some new ticket information has been added, as well as some Frequently Asked Questions (with Answers).
      • www.frontiertouring.com.au
      • 9-2-06-The full page Split Enz advertisements are now appearing in newspapers Australia wide for the upcoming tour.
      • 8-2-06-*Stop Press* Adelaide Frenz please note the date for the Adelaide show has changed. It IS the same Venue but one day later. June 14th. All other Venues and dates stay the same. Ticket onsale date for the public is still February 22nd.Fanclub tickets the same onsale date too.
      • 5-2-06-Great to be driving around Melbourne and suddenly see 3 HUGE Enz posters in a row, advertising the upcoming show. All 3 Tour posters in different colours, fantastic!
      • 4-2-06-Happy to announce that the Split Enz DVD has now received a Gold Status award.Those Frenz still after a copy can find it online at: www.ezydvd.com.au
      • Just put Split Enz in the search area on the website.
      • www.sanity.com.au and www.hmv.com.au
      • 3-2-06-Numerous rumours flying about regarding Extra ENZ shows in other countries. At the moment the only place they are touring is Australia. There are no plans at this stage for other countries despite what you might read in the local media. (sorry guys).
      • 2-2-06-Patrick Donovan is currently writing a piece for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald (Good Weekend) magazine. It should be a major piece and run in this weekend edition.
      • 1-2-06- Welcome Frenz to the official NEWS board for the upcoming Split Enz Australian Tour. Please bookmark it as we will be adding information as soon as it is confirmed.
      • Today was a mammoth day for us all. It started very (very) early with Neil, Tim, Eddie, Nigel, Noel and Mal Green flying in for a new Enz photo shoot at the Port Melbourne studios.
      • Straight after that we headed to Ormond Hall, the Venue for some of the Enz earliest performances in Melbourne (The infamous Reefer Cabaret Shows).
      • The band arrived onstage in their ARIA Hall Of Fame ripped black dinner suits and answered questions and released the eagerly sort after Australian Tour dates.
      • They are:
      • Wednesday June 7th- Brisbane Entertainment Centre
      • Friday June 9th-Sydney Entertainment Centre
      • Sunday June 11th- Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
      • Tuesday June 13th- Adelaide Entertainment Centre
      • Friday June 16th- Perth Burswood Dome.
      • Tickets to the general public will go on sale Wednesday 22nd February. Some special advance sale tickets for Frenz of the Enz Club Members (and guests) will be available Feb 16th-17th. A VIP email will go out soon to members with this information on it.
      • The Enz performed several songs to the delight of the Press. Ten seperate TV cameras were filming, mostly for tonights News, as well as the Today Show.
      • Next it was onto MMM who will be our special tour sponsor for the shows, so expect to hear a LOT of Split Enz on Triple M as well as a weekenz of enz.... so loads of promos, Interviews and fun.
      • It's been a long day, but a great start for what should be a huge tour by the Enz in June 06. Hope to see you all on the road.
      • Peter
      • P.S.- Feb 2nd -Tim Finn will do an Interview (Live to Air) on the Sunrise Show (Channel 7) for those early rises.