Mike Chunn

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Michael Jonathan "Mike" Chunn CNZM (born 8 June 1952 in London) is a former member of the New Zealand bands Split Enz and Citizen Band. He performed alongside his brother Geoff Chunn in both bands.

Chunn spent eleven years as Director of New Zealand operations for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), retiring from the role at the end of October 2003. He is currently CEO of Play It Strange Trust which he founded in April 2004. He has published several books, including the Split Enz biography: Stranger Than Fiction.

In the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours, Chunn was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to music.[1] He was promoted to Companion of the same order, for services to music and mental health awareness, in the 2015 New Year Honours.[2]

In 2016, he was presented with a Scroll of Honour from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand for services to New Zealand entertainment.[3]

Books[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
  • Chunn, Mike and Chunn, Jeremy, The Mechanics of Popular Music, A New Zealand Perspective, GP Publications, 1995. ISBN 1-86956-130-9
  • Chunn, Mike, Seven Voices - Tales of Madness & Mirth, Purple Egg Press, 1997. ISBN 0-473-05021-8
  • Chunn, Mike and Chunn, Jeremy, and Chunn, Barney, I'm With The Band, Hurricane Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9864684-6-9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen's Birthday and Golden Jubilee Honours List 2002". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 3 June 2002. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Year honours list 2015". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2016 Awards".