SHORT AND SWEET
You’re a founding member of Split Enz, who were huge in the ’80s. Could you describe one of your most questionable stage looks? A hybrid of 15th-century Croatian military and Barbara Eden in I Dream Of Jeannie. You had to be there. Do you still own that ensemble? Our percussionist and resident seamstress, Noel Crombie, has them. Rumour is, he does his vacuuming dressed in a different one every day. Most up-and-coming bands miserable on. Smallest do a gigs few crowd early you ever played for was… March 1975, Hamilton, New Zealand. Two people in the back row of a 1300-seat theatre. Tim Finn’s parents. True or false: behind every mum who musician made is them a practise their scales every day. False. In my case, Mum made me sweep chimneys. Is it true Sir Paul Mccartney invited you to play on one of his albums? Yep. Spurred on by the dizzying heights we’d achieved, Paul rang and asked me to play keyboards on Press To Play. I checked my diary and managed to squeeze it in. Eddie Rayner’s ENZO concert is on this Friday; artscentre melbourne.com.au.
with EDDIE RAYNER