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We set up a camera or three (with the help of Hunter Moyé) and a desk in the Finhut and did a quick live recording of our new song BARE WINTER TREES.  It was honored by NPR as a Tiny Desk Featured Submission out of more than 7000 entries.  Whoopie.  Check it out
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Video for ISADORA - December 17, 2012

Video for Better - December 6, 2012

introducing SWALLOWSONGS - RELEASE DATE DEC. 4 - November 16, 2012

Swallowsongs cover

Thanksgiving Eve at Baja - November 12, 2012

Breaking News!  We'll be playing at Baja Bean on Thanksgiving Eve (11/21) around 9:30

NEW SHOWS ADDED - October 17, 2012

HALLOWEEN at the BAJA BEAN on Saturday, 10/27
MOCKINGBIRD in Staunton, VA on Thursday, 12/06

Live Findells Shows available for download - April 1, 2012

It will be a few weeks before the next Findells gig - in the meantime you can get your live Findells fix by downloading or streaming from's live music archive. 

Be sure to visit The Findells' page and grab some free live music!

FINS AT THE BIRD - March 10th - February 17, 2012

We're excited to add a new date in one of the best area venues, THE MOCKINGBIRD.  We'll be performing all the songs from the upcoming release, swallowsongs as well as other songs from our extensive songbook for a special night of listening, dining and dancing.  Maybe a few extra guests.

NEW 2012 DATES POSTED - January 16, 2012

HAPPY 2012.  Fins look forward to a big year.  Still working on swallowsongs in the studio.

There's a few new Baja Bean dates and some others posted now on our calendar page, including Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, Led Zeppelin night and Staunton Jams.  Soon, we'll also let you know when the new CD party will happen.

Finhut Christmas Card - December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Fins

New Years Eve at Baja Bean - December 15, 2011

The Fins will be rocking in the new year once again at the Baja Bean in downtown Staunton. More details to come.

WELCOME LOLA MULLEN - August 20, 2011

Lola MUllen


You may have seen and heard Lola on our stage already, but we'd like to make it OFFICIAL.  Lola is a great singer/songwriter in her own right and performs with other local acts (Pony Twins, Funk 49), but she has now earned her FINS and will be joining us in future shows, contributing her fabulous voice and stage presence and giving us some more depth on keyboards.  Welcome Lola.     

STAUNTON JAMS 2011 - August 17, 2011

Jams flyerWe're honored to once again be a part of the wonderful music line-up for the upcoming Staunton Jams on Saturday, September 3rd.  Come out and celebrate all the wonderful things about downtown Staunton- shopping, dining, art, and fun- with FREE MUSIC all day on a Beverley Street stage.   Fins start at 8pm.


We'd love for you to take a look at the video Hunter and I worked on to send to the contest for making the official video for The National's new unreleased song, EXILE VILIFY.  We're big fans of the National and we're very proud of this entry.  

PLEASE go to the link at

Let us know what you think, and if you feel so inclined, we love it if you left a comment on the youtube site.  (We'll put it on our links page as well.)

Filmmakers on this project were Hunter Moyé, Craig Snodgrass, and myself.  We had help from many friends including, Lauren Moyé, Trey Childs (apartment), Sera Petras (art studio) Sarah Lynch (Baja location), David Young, Carl Brooks (tuba).  



Saturday at the Pompei Lounge - June 21, 2011

Happy summer to you all.  Lot's of things going on.  New tunes coming along.  Our friend,Greg Baker visited the studio last week to join us on a cut or two.  

We're going to make some music on the upstairs Patio at the Pompei Lounge above Emelio's restaurant in downtown Staunton on Saturday night.  Come out and listen beneath the waning moon- there may be a cat's eye sliver left. 

Long days.  

BREAD WINNERS - June 3, 2011

Tonight we'll be taking a break from recording to play some acoustic tunes at the NEWTOWN BAKING BEER GARDEN.  Come eat some dinner and grab a few brews.  This is an excellent bakery and a great place to begin the weekend out back under the shade trees.  

STAUNTON JAMS Line-up announced - April 18, 2011

We're very honored to be part of Staunton Jams again this year.  Sarah Lynch and crew have worked very hard to offer us another great day of music on May 21st.  The Line-up this year:
noon--three guys with notes
1 p.m.--steal this band
2 p.m.--gabby haze
3 p.m.--sarah lynna & her misfit toys
4 p.m.--hound dog hill
5 p.m.--bryan elijah smith & the wild hearts
6:15 p.m.--downtown conspiracy
8 p.m.--the findells 

Mockingbirds - April 3, 2011

We're gearing up for the Mockingbird show on April 16th and working on the new recordings.  We'll preview some of these songs at the show.  Hope to see you there.

Sera singing in Fin Studio

UPDATED MUSIC PAGE - March 12, 2011

We've now added all of our past recordings to the music page.  Please click on music (to your right) and explore the new options.  Now you can listen FREE to THE RADIATORS ARE BLEEDING and NAKED AND BLUE as well as our first EP, FAST FURNITURE.  There are few un-released live cuts as well.  

Listen and let us know what you think in our GUESTBOOK (on the right as well).  Yes, we're now able to check your comments.  (However, if you wish to be on our mailing list, please leave your address at 


TWO NEW DATES - March 7, 2011

We're still in the studio, but we we'll be taking some time to play at a couple of our favorite venues.  We'll be at the newly redone Baja Bean on ST. PATRICK'S DAY (THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH), and we're pleased to announce that we'll be returning to the music room at the MOCKINGBIRD on SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH.  Both of these shows will be ACOUSTIC SHOWS.  We're looking forward to giving you a preview of some of the new songs we've been developing and recording in the studio.  


Here's a sneak preview of one of the Swallowsongs, our new recordings due in Spring.  This was filmed in 16mm by Bolt Swiftpace and stars Lester Bowers, Kimberly Lucas, Paula Rau, Kim Clanton, and Kim Bass Clanton.
The Fins are joined in the studio by Anna Hennessy on violin and Lola Mullen on backing vocals.  

THE GIRL ON THE BRIDGE - February 13, 2011

Here's a brand new video/song from our upcoming recording, Swallowsongs.

BAJA REDUX - February 13, 2011

Great gig at the Baja Bean's new digs. They've remodeled and it's better than ever. Of course, we had to go in and rough it up a bit. Thanks to all who came out and helped. Congratulations to Sarah Lynch and the staff there. We'll be back on St. Patrick's Day for an acoustic show. Wonderful new in-house PA system. We put a few pics up (taken by Hunter Moyé) on the photo page. Check 'em out.

NEW FIN KID - January 13, 2011

Chloe_Fin.jpg Chloe was born on January 6th. As you can see, she's beautiful- and well dressed. Congratulations to Sera and Chris.


We'll be back at the Baja Bean on New Year's Eve. Best party around. Rock n' roll and lots of great people.
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