Tim Harding (musician)

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Tim Harding
Birth nameTimothy John Harding
Born (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 41)
Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
OriginSydney, Australia
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1998–present

Timothy John Harding (born 1 February 1978), commonly known by his stage name as Tim Harding, is an Australian musician, singer, guitarist, entertainer and former member of the Australian children's musical group Hi-5. He left Hi-5 in November 2007 after nine years with the group.

Life and career[edit]

Harding grew up in Sydney, Australia, with two younger brothers named Peter and James[1] and attended St Andrew's Cathedral School. In 1993 he began a funk band Compos Mentis with his brother Peter, family friend Mike McCarthy and bass player Sam O'Donnell.[2] In 1998 whilst studying social work at university he auditioned for the children's musical group Hi-5.[3] Harding was accepted and remained a core member of the group until November 2007 when he left the group after recovering from a broken back and toes following a motorcycle accident at Eastern Creek Raceway earlier in 2007.[4] Whilst Harding was in Hi-5, they won five ARIA Music Awards and three Logie Awards.[5]

Harding currently lives in Newcastle with his wife Tash and daughter Arielle[6] and works as a freelance entertainer and musician,[7] he also sings with the Sydney-based weddings and functions band Soultraders.[8]


  1. ^ http://childrenstv.tripod.com/Hi-5.htm
  2. ^ "timhardingmusic". timhardingmusic. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Showcase Entertainment". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Tim Harding leaves cast". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Former Hi-5 Tim Harding back seeking stage and screen work". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3933018/high-five-for-medical-herb/
  7. ^ Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (1 March 2016). "Tim from Hi-5 now calls Newie home". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Soultraders". Retrieved 24 September 2015.

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