Tim Harding (musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tim Harding
Birth name Timothy John Harding
Born (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 39)
Origin Sydney, Australia
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer
Instruments Gutiar
Years active 1998–present
Labels Sony

Timothy John Harding (born February 1, 1978), commonly known by his stage name as Tim Harding is an Australian entertainer and former member of the Australian children's musical group Hi-5 (with puppeteer Jup-Jup from Series 1 to 9 hosted by Kathleen de Leon Jones (series 1 - 8) and Sun Park (series 9)).

Harding grew up in Sydney, Australia 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.[1] In 1998 whilst studying social work at university he auditioned for the children's musical group Hi-5.[2] Harding was accepted and became a core member of the group until November 2007 when he left the group after recovering from a broken back and toes from a motorcycle accident at Eastern Creek Raceway earlier in 2007.[3] Whilst Harding was in Hi-5, they won five ARIA Music Awards and three Logie Awards.[4]

Harding currently lives in Newcastle and works as a freelance entertainer and musician.[5] He also sings with the Sydney-based weddings and functions band Soultraders.[6]


  1. ^ "timhardingmusic". timhardingmusic. Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Showcase Entertainment". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tim Harding leaves cast". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Former Hi-5 Tim Harding back seeking stage and screen work". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (2016-03-01). "Tim from Hi-5 now calls Newie home". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2017-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Soultraders". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

External links[edit]