SHORT AND SWEET

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - columnists - with ED­DIE RAYNER

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.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.

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