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Tweedy And Tunstall For Finn Charity Project
Alex Denney , November 18th, 2008 16:39

New recruits onboard for Crowded House frontman charity lark

Neil Finn

Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has announced plans to record an album of new material in support of Oxfam, as a follow-up to his acclaimed Seven Worlds Collide project.

New recruits to the cause include Jeff Tweedy, John Stirrat, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone from Wilco, KT Tunstall and New Zealand songwriters Bic Runga and Don McGlashan.

They will join an impressive roster of do-gooders featuring Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway, Johnny Marr, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, Lisa Germano, Tim Finn and Liam Finn.

Finn said of the project: "Seven years ago I invited a few friends and fellow musicians to do a special series of concerts in New Zealand under the banner Seven Worlds Collide. The concerts were an amazing experience for all of us and we are delighted to have found an opportunity to gather again, this time to expand the concept and the line-up too.

"What will make these sessions particularly meaningful is that all the proceeds of this recording will go to support the continuing great work of Oxfam International."

The album will be recorded over the next few months in Auckland's Roundhead Studios and is set for release in 2009.