Andrew Fagan is an outstanding New Zealand singer, writer and songwriter. He was born in 1962 and spent most of his childhood in Wellington, New Zealand. He became famous in New Zealand in late eighties with his pop group "The Mockers". His first success with "The Mockers" was in 1985 after "Forever Tuesday Morning" hit had been released. That same year Andrew Fagan won the RIANZ award for Top Male Vocalist of the Year. After "The Mockers" breakup Andrew Fagan recorded and performed as a solo singer with his band LIG.
In addition to his singing career Andrew Fagan published his autobiography "Swirly World", "The Solo Voyages" and a few collections of poetry. Besides this popular male New Zealand pop singer was involved in various television series and talk shows. Andrew Fagan used to live in London but now he lives in Auckland. His wife is a well-known writer and TV/radio broadcaster Karyn Hay. They both host a radio show on New Zealand Kiwi FM.
Another male New Zealand pop singer is Neil Mullane Finn - he is one of foremost New Zealand singers, musicians and songwriters. Neil Mullane Finn was born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand in 1958. Since the age of twelve Neil decided to become a musician and during his school and college years he goes in for music forming his first group "After Hours". Soon after their first performance the band became popular and Finn was invited to London to join "Split Enz" formed by his elder brother Tim Finn.
Neil Finn performed lead-singer's duties and with Split Enz he wrote their first massive hit "I Got You". He made a very important contribution to all their albums and assumed leadership after Tim had left. After the breakup of Split Enz in 1984 this popular male New Zealand pop singer formed a new band named "The Mullanes" in his honor (Neil's mother maiden name). "The Mullanes" had the following members: ex-Split Enz drummer Paul Hester, bassist Nick Seymour and guitarist Craig Hooper.
The latter had left soon after the band recorded their debut album. It led to band's renaming to "Crowded House" and moving to Los Angeles. In America the band enjoyed great success with their top hits "Don't Dream It's Over" (rated #2 in the United States) and "Weather With You" (rated #7 in the United Kingdom). Their repertoire includes four albums: "Crowded House", "Temple of Low Men", "Woodface" and "Together Alone". In 1996, the band broke up and Neil started his solo career.
Neil Finn can boast of two solo albums to date: "Try Whistling This" released in 1998 and "One Nil" released in 2001. Also Neil reunited with his brother Tim in the band "Finn Brothers" having released the album "Everyone Is Here" in 2004. Neil Finn married his wife Sharon in 1982 and he has two sons Liam and Elroy who went in his footsteps, too. Liam formed his band "Betchadupa" in London and sometimes accompanies his father on tours.
Any male New Zealand pop singer tries to follow in footsteps of these two celebrities - Neil Finn and Andrew Fagan. If you like New Zealand music you will probably like their music.