Crowded House to Be Inducted Into Australia's ARIA Hall of Fame

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

The work of Crowded House will finally be recognized by the Australian music industry when the band is inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in November.

Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Paul Hester formed Crowded House in Melbourne in 1985. The band went on to international success generating Top 10 hits in Australia, the USA and UK with Don’t Dream Its Over (US #2), Something So Strong (US #7), Better Be Home Soon (Australia #2), Chocolate Cake (Canada #9), Weather With You (UK #7) and Distant Sun (Canada #4).

In a statement, Neil Finn and Nick Seymour jointly said, “Since our formation in Melbourne and our first album release in 1986 we have enjoyed a special relationship with Australia, one that has strengthened and endured over the years. We feel truly blessed that our songs have become a valued part of people’s lives across generations. As a result, our affinity with fans and the music community here is unique and one we hold very close. We are delighted and honoured to accept the invitation to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.”

Dan Rosen of ARIA said, “On behalf of the ARIA Board, it is a great honour to announce that Crowded House will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra. Since the inaugural ARIA Awards in 1987, the Melbourne-formed band have been nominated for 36 ARIA Awards and have come the full circle since receiving the first ARIA Award ever presented for Best Video. What a thrill that our first ever ARIA Award winner will now be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as part of our 30-year celebrations.”

The ARIA Awards will be announced on November 23 in Sydney.

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