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Crowded House is a rock group formed in 1985 in Melbourne, Australia and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. The band were originally active from 1986 to 1996 before deciding to split up. In 2007, the band reunited to record and tour again.

Neil Finn and Paul Hester decided to form a new band during the Split Enz farewell tour 'Enz with a Bang'. Nick Seymour approached Finn during the after party for the Melbourne show and asked if he could try out for this new band. The first incarnation of the band, The Mullanes, formed in Melbourne in 1985 and also included guitarist Craig Hooper, formerly of The Reels. They secured a record contract with Capitol Records and moved to Los Angeles, at which time Hooper left the band. At the label's behest, the band changed its name to "Crowded House," which alluded to the cramped quarters the three members shared at an apartment in North Sycamore Street in West Hollywood during the recording of the album. They also invited former Split Enz keyboard player Eddie Rayner to join, and he produced the track "Can't Carry On" for the debut self-titled album. He initially joined them on tour in 1988 on keyboards, but had to leave for family reasons before he could be made a full member.

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Matt Sherrod
since 2007 Unknown
Mark Hart
since 1993 till 1996 Unknown
Eddie Rayner
since 1986 till 1989 Unknown
Jules Bowen
since 1993 till 1996 Unknown
Peter Jones
since 1994 till 1996 Drum set
Tim Finn
since 1990 till 1991 Unknown
Neil Finn
Paul Hester
till 1994 Unknown
Craig Hooper
since 1985 till 1985 Unknown

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