Malcolm Green (musician)

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Malcolm Green (born 25 January 1953)[1] is an English-born drummer best known as a member of New Zealand band Split Enz from 1976 to 1981.

Green was recruited by Split Enz in Britain, where he had formerly played with Love Affair, The Honeycombs—both of them long after their run of '60s hits—and Octopus. He was joined in Split Enz by Octopus bassist Nigel Griggs, who replaced Mike Chunn.

Green was sacked from Split Enz in 1981 after disagreements with frontman Tim Finn over the rejection of Green's songwriting contributions, but in 2005 accepted an invitation to play with the band at its induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Australia. In 2006 he rejoined Split Enz for its Australian reunion tour, sharing drumming duties with Noel Crombie. Green did not, however, take part in Split Enz's reunion tour of New Zealand in 2008, during which drumming duties were handled by Michael Barker.

Green now lives in Sydney where he produces music at his own studio. He also drums for and acts as a mentor to Sydney band Gethsemane.

External links[edit]


  • Chunn, Mike, Stranger Than Fiction: The Life and Times of Split Enz, GP Publications, 1992. ISBN 1-86956-050-7
  • Chunn, Mike, Stranger Than Fiction: The Life and Times of Split Enz, (revised, ebook edition), Hurricane Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9922556-3-3